Who Were The Makers Of Western Islam? – ‘Great Muslims of the West – Makers of Western Islam’ Muhammad Mojlum Khan

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Great Muslims of the West The Makers of Western Islam

By Muhammad Mojlum Khan

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

“[A] work of great synthesis. . . . [It] argues that the ‘makers of Western Islam’ have not only enriched Islam, but also humanity in general. This book is an important and timely contribution.”—Dr. Enes Karic, Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Sarajevo, and former Minister of Education, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

“[An] unusually informative, inspiring and timely contribution. Essential reading for Muslims and non-Muslims, Easterners and Westerners alike.”—Dr. Syed Mahmudul Hasan, F.R.A.S. historian, author, and formerly Professor of Islamic History and Culture at the University of Dhaka

Muslims have lived in the “West” for hundreds of years, yet the lives of all but a few are little known. In this illuminating work, Muhammad Mojlum Khan sets out to change this by revealing the lives and impact of over fifty significant Muslims, from the founder of Muslim Spain in the eighth century to Muhammad Ali of yesteryear.

Including the contributions of great philosophers, scientists and theologians, alongside the achievements of musicians, sportspeople and writers, this work shows just how diverse, original and positive the Muslim influence on the West has been, and continues to be.

This extraordinary book features biographies on the enslaved African Prince Ayuba Sulaiman Diallo, who was put to work in the tobacco fields of Maryland; Abdullah Quilliam, the Victorian Shaykh of the British Isles; Alexander Russell Webb, the voice of Muslims in Victorian America; and W.D. Muhammad, Elijah Muhammad’s son, who mentored Malcolm X and transformed the Nation of Islam. Scroll below to see the full list!

About the Author

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 the author of the bestselling The Muslim 100 (2008) and The Muslim Heritage of Bengal (2013). He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Director of the Bengal Muslim Research Institute UK


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Early Period

  1. Abd al-Rahman I
  2. Ziryab
  3. Ibn Firnas
  4. Abd al-Rahman III
  5. Abulcasis
  6. Almanzor
  7. Ibn Hazm
  8. Wallada al-Mustakfi
  9. Avenzoar
  10. Avempace
  11. Dreses
  12. Abubacer
  13. Averroes
  14. Ibn Jubayr
  15. Bitar
  16. Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi
  17. Khayr al-Din Barbarossa
  18. Gazi Husrev Bey
  19. Roxelana
  20. Hasan Kafi Prusac
  21. Safiye Sultan
  22. Evliya Celebi

Modern Period

  1. Ayuba Sulaiman Diallo
  2. Lord Henry Stanley of Alderley
  3. Alexandra Russell Webb
  4. Ismail Bey Gaspirali
  5. William Henry Quilliam
  6. Philippe Grenier
  7. Lady Evelyn Cobbold
  8. Mehmed Dzemaludin Causevic
  9. Hafiz Ali Korca
  10. John Yahya Parkinson
  11. Marmaduke William Pickthall
  12. Musa Jarullah
  13. Yusuf Ziyaeddin Ezheri
  14. Julius Germanus
  15. Harry St. John Philby
  16. Rene Guenon
  17. Leopold Weiss
  18. Abdullah Ali al-Hakimi
  19. Knud Holmboe
  20. Mehmed Handzic
  21. Martin Lings
  22. Husein Dozo
  23. Noor Inayat Khan
  24. Thomas Ballantine Irving
  25. Alija Izetbegovic
  26. Lois Ibsen al-Faruqi
  27. W. D. Muhammad
  28. Muhammad Ali

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Paperback – ISBN 9781847741127

Hardback – ISBN  9781847741134


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