Why was Finance de-Islamicised in the 19 Century?

An investigation by Timur Kuran, Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University, and Jared Rubin, Associate Professor at Chapman University,   of 17th and 18th Century Ottoman finances:  . . . The rich pay less for credit because they are relatively unlikely … read more

Muslims in Britain

British Muslims Raise 100Million

Magnificent Community

  British Muslims gave approximately £100 million to charitable causes during the month of Ramadan this year. That’s approximately £38 a second. A blog by Nick Donaldson published on the Charity Commission website  notes, ‘it is estimated by the Muslim Charities … read more



In the Money!

Gary Silverman reports in the Financial Times (21 July 2016), ‘In 2010, Bill Clinton made a deal that drew him closer to some of the most high powered investors in the world, including the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, … read more



Philanthropic worker Extraordinaire

Abdul Sattar Edhi (1932-2016) ‘. . . began work as a street hawker, set up a small clinic in 1951 in Karachi and since then he networked across the length and breadth of Pakistan and extended his noble services internationally … read more

Surveillance State


UK’s undercover agents

Philip Oltermann in the Guardian, ‘The German government has written to the British Home Office asking for the Pitchford inquiry into undercover policing to be extended to covert operations by British police in Germany.  The inquiry, which was set up … read more



Remembering Rabaa

Rachel Aspden’s book, Generation Revolution: On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East tells the story of young Ruqaya it was the middle of August 2013, soon after the Eid feast that marks the end of … read more