About The Book
Since the Second World War, there has been a significant migration of Muslims to countries in the Western world. Muslims in Non-Muslim Land traces the process by which these migrants arrived in Western Europe—in particular Britain—and explains how the community developed its faith identity through three particular stances: assimilation, isolation and integration.
The findings argue that the assumption that Islam causes Muslims to isolate from the indigenous population and form a ‘state within a state’ is false and that Islamic Law actually gives Muslims confidence and the ability to integrate within the wider society.
The theological view that all non-Muslim lands are Dar al-Harb (domain of war) is challenged, and the study shows that the traditional interpretive model of Islamic Law inherently possesses the flexibility and applicability to take into consideration minority-status of Muslims in Britain.
This Books focuses on Islamic Law as interpreted by the Hanafi Law school and highlights in detail the multi-pronged and robust nature of its legal theory and subsequent application.
What is ground-breaking about Muslims in Non-Muslim Lands is that it illustrates the ability of Hanafi Law to deal with contemporary issues in a wide range of subjects. It also provides Muslims with ways of Islamically resolving medical, financial and political concerns. The study concludes that Islamic Law can facilitate the integration of Muslim minorities within secular societies while allowing them to still remain true to their faith.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part One - The Initiatory Tradition and the Origins Of Judaism and Christianity
1 Ancient Egypt
2 The First Revelation of the Abrahamic Religion - The Writing of the Old Testament
3 Judaism at the Time of Jesus
Part Two - The Foundation of Christianity
4 The True Teachings of Jesus
5 The Foundation of Christian Europe and the Dark Ages
Part Three - The Foundation of the World of Islam
6 The ‘Seal of the Prophets’
7 The Consolidation of the Empire and the Development of Islamic Culture
8 A Beacon of Light for The European Dark Ages - Moorish Span
9 The West's Debt to Islam
Part Four - Christian Europe and the Response to Islam
10 Europe and the Roots of Holy War
11 The Holy Warriors
12 He who kills a Christian, sheds the blood of Christ!
Part Five - Ongoing Hostility Between Islam and Christianity
13 The Crusader States - The Principal Interface with Islam
14 Europe and the Rise of Ottoman Empire
15 Divide and Rule - Twentieth Century Imperialism
16 A Common Heritage and Future
Includes Appendix: Ibn Abidin’s Uqud Rasm al-Mufti (Chaplets of the Mufti's Tasks)
Concise and clear overview in Poetic form for Hanafi Jurists by This Distinguished Classical Hanafi Scholar
About The Author
Shaykh Amjad M. Mohammed is a scholar qualified in Islamic law, jurisprudence, tafsir and hadith. He specialises in Islamic Law and its applications within Western societies.
Currently working in education in Bradford both at school and university levels, Shaykh Amjad is also on the boards of a number of fatwa committees.