Thursday, 31 March 2016

Saturday, 19 March 2016

This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World

Independent, This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World by Jerry Brotton, book review "With Henry VIII's break with Rome and then (in 1570) Elizabeth's excommunication as a "heretic" by Pope Pius V, England found itself shunned as a rogue state by Catholic Europe. It needed friends with clout in strategic locations. Around the Mediterranean and the Middle East, only the lands of Islam could supply them. Thus the stage was set for an extraordinary half-century of adventures, deals, conspiracies and misunderstandings: a little-known story that Brotton chronicles with scholarship, assurance, and not a little charm."

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The British Islam Conference 2016

The British Islam Conference 2016 "This is a weekend event to promote collaboration and thinking around the idea of a British Islam and to encourage the development of British Muslim thought, identity and culture; to create a space for development of networks and partnerships."

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Shah Jahan in Salt Lake City

getsurrey.co.uk, Salt Lake City mosque to be based on Woking's Shah Jahan "Principal architect Kimly C Mangum said it was an Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake director who had his eye on the Shah Jahan."