Great Muslims of the West – Makers of Western Islam


Muhammad Mojlum Khan

The contributions of some extraordinary Muslims of the West in recent history is surprising, revealing and, most importantly, worth celebrating.

learn about the lives, thoughts and achievements of the most influential Muslims of the West by Muhammad Mojlum Khan


The GREAT MUSLIMS OF THE WEST is a unique, inspiring and authoritative study of the history, culture and heritage of the Western world from an Islamic perspective. Through the lives of more than 50 great Western Muslims, this book reveals a remarkably rich and diverse cultural history spanning more than 1400 years. Challenging Eurocentric or essentialist views on Western history, culture and civilisation, this book argues that Islam – like Christianity – has always been a Western religion and culture. Indeed, the lives and contributions of the extraordinary and influential Western Muslims covered in this book shows that Islam is truly a global faith and culture, transcending race, colour, language and geographical boundaries. Aimed at students, scholars and general readers, this highly innovative, informative and invaluable book is a must read for Muslims and non-Muslims, Westerners and Easterners alike.

“The Great Muslims of the West is a work of great synthesis covering the lives and works of 50 prominent Muslims of the West spanning more than a millennium. It shows that Islam is not monolithic, but a sum of living spirituality and inspiration emanating from the Qur’an.”

Dr Enes Karic

 Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Sarajevo, and former Minister of Education, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
“The Great Muslims of the West is a unique and impressive work on the Muslim history of the Western world. … It is an unusually informative, inspiring and timely contribution.”

Dr Syed Mahmudul Hasan

Eminent historian, author and formerly Professor of Islamic History and Culture at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Muhammad Mojlum Khan was born in 1973 in Habiganj, Bangladesh and was brought up and educated in England. He is an award-winning British writer, literary critic and research scholar. He has published more than 200 essays and articles worldwide and his writings have been translated into several languages. He is author of the bestselling The Muslim 100 (2008), The Muslim Heritage of Bengal (2013) and Great Muslims of the West (2017). He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Founding Director of the Bengal Muslim Research Institute UK. He is currently writing the first comprehensive biography of Nawab Abdul Latif C.I.E (1828-1893) of British India.


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8 reviews for Great Muslims of the West – Makers of Western Islam

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    “The author of this book has an encyclopaedic overview of history spanning his previous works. He has a remarkable ability to explain and present history, from which readers can draw insight and learn lessons. I highly recommend this book as a must-have in every home, library, mosque and other educational institutions.”

    Dr Mamnun Khan – The Muslim Times

  2. R

    “..this volume should not only be welcomed by both Muslims and non-Muslims, but it also offers a much needed sense of belonging to all Muslims born and raised in the West.” Islamic Horizons Magazine

  3. R

    “The Western world has not only accepted Muslims but has also produced indigenous Western Muslim luminaries who are proud of their cultural and religious heritage. By focusing on contributions by giants from the West who were also Muslim, this book debunks the myth that Muslims have been recently introduced to notions of democracy and individualism, and it touches on Islamic strands that are compatible with Western ideals…readers familiar with the topic may wonder why others did not make this list. Overall, however, this is solid introduction to Muslims, who hold their faith and society in harmony.”

    Muhammed Hassanali – Book List Online

  4. R

    “Great Muslims of the West by Muhammad M.Khan is a good read because it shines the light on many erased and forgotten Muslims who have lived and left traces on the Western world for centuries and in this century…the book effortlessly shows that behind every great empire, man, etc. there was a pivotal woman and hidden figure who chose to decline the spotlight. May Allah be pleased with them and and help shine more light on their works, aameen.” Papatia wordpress

  5. R

    ‘Great Muslims of the West is a remarkably lucid and thoroughly well-documented book. It provides the first major scholarly collation of Western Muslim biographies and challenges common assumptions and popular prejudices, enriching our comprehension of contemporary Islam.’ The Muslim World Book Review

  6. R

    “A wealth of information about 75 Muslims who impacted Western civilisation also provides correctives to dominant narratives”

  7. R

    “The author demonstrates…the first major scholarly collation of
    such Western Muslim biographies and simultaneously challenges common
    assumptions and popular prejudices, whilst enriching our comprehension
    of contemporary Islam. It will have a broad appeal for students and scholars
    of Islamic Studies, religious history and anyone interested in inter-religious
    relations throughout history.”

    Abdullah Drury, University of Waikato, New Zealand

  8. R

    “Khan’s selection of individuals embodying the book’s subject is far-reaching and fascinating.” Javed Jabbar, Al Bilad.

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