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  • "A Sublime Way: The Sufi Path of the Sages of Makka"


    “The Middle East has suffered significant intellectual and moral damage….it is a source of great reassurance to see that the authentic and indigenous spirituality of the Holy Cities has survived…and is now attracting many of the younger people who are seeking a merciful and authentic alternative to the fundamentalist project. This book is a very welcome indication of that timely change.”

    – Dr Timothy J. Winter/ Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University; Dean, Cambridge Muslim College
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  • The Islamic tradition and the human rights discourse.


    The Islamic Tradition and the Human Rights Discourse is a collection of thought provoking articles that aim to elevate the conversation on Islam and human rights beyond the confines of “compatibility.” The report, compiled and edited by Dr. H.A. Hellyer, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, sheds light on new methods for the exploration and engagement of the Islamic tradition and the rights discourse, featuring theoretical and practical accounts by Muslim scholars, academics, and human rights practitioners.

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  • “Muslims of Europe: the ‘Other’ Europeans” (Edinburgh University Press)

    “Muslims of Europe: The ‘Other Europeans’ is a thoughtful and ambitious reflection on the place of Islam and Muslims in Europe.” Jonathan Laurence, Professor, Boston College

    “Both specialists and the general reader will find this book a valuable aid in understanding the dynamics of diversity in the contemporary world.” John O. Voll, Professor, Georgetown University

    ‘… essential reading for students, scholars, policy makers and for those who wish to understand the complex relationship between European Muslims and their societies.’ Muhammad Anwar OBE, Professor, University of Warwick

    “I can think of few books that are more timely and important. H. A. Hellyer’s Muslims of Europe: The ‘Other’ Europeans is must reading for scholars, students and policymakers.” – John L. Esposito, Georgetown University
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  • Engagement with the Muslim Community and Counterterrorism: British Lessons for the West” (Brookings Institution Press

    Historians will undoubtedly record that the events of September 11th, 2001 were a turning point for policy makers and politicians in the United States of America. America faced a new kind of security threat, the response to which would spark a series of difficult chain-reactions and challenge core national values. More than six years on, America is still grappling with the question of how to respond, both domestically and internationally, to the terrorist threat.

    The nineteen perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks were not American citizens; they were foreign born and held foreign passports. To Western eyes, the threat thus came from a far away place. In every sense of the word, the terrorists were ‘alien.’ Following the initial shock of the attacks, many in the West felt driven to understand “the Muslim world” (with much of that world being in, and of, the West) and the environment believed to have produced this new, very foreign, threat.

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  • A Revolution Undone: Egypt’s Road Beyond Revolt” (Oxford University Press)

    “…. A fresh take…the work of an engaged observer…” (Times Literary Supplement) 

    “…considers Egypt’s recent uprisings and descent into military rule… Hellyer writes engagingly…” (Foreign Affairs) 

    “In short, the book was a brilliant read, and at times, painstakingly detailed…” (Huffington Post) 

    “meticulously unpicks the struggle for power that began after Mubarak stepped down, going beyond simplistic depiction of Egypt’s post-revolutionary politics as a battle between a (secular) military and so-called deep state against an Islamist or religious opposition.” (Financial Times)
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