Critics claim that Muslims don’t fit in with our secular policies but, although Britain may be a secular country, the ways in which we are secular are ways inclusive of religious people, says sociology professor Tariq Modood. He recommends the best books on multiculturalism.
Islam and Democracy
by Fatima Mernissi
Secular and Islamic Feminist Critiques in the Work of Fatima Mernissi
by Raja Rhouni
Inside the Gender Jihad
by Amina Wadud
Counter Legal Draft of the Compilation of Islamic Law
by Siti Musdah Mulia
Iranian Women’s One Million Signatures
by Noushin Khorasani
The historian and gender studies specialist Margot Badran has devoted her life's work to the Muslim world. Here she explains what feminism means in the context of Islam and chooses five books that have been critical in its evolution.
Islamic scientific discoveries underpinned much of the European Renaissance and the Islamic world inspired Europe as much as Greece and Rome did, says Cambridge professor Amira Bennison. She recommends the best books to get a better understanding of the Islamic contribution to modern science.