Enchantment, Orientalism, and Modern Mysticism

In Charles Taylor’s magnum opus, A Secular Age, he makes a series of wonderful distinctions about the pre-modern and modern worlds. Among these is the idea that modernity entails a loss of enchantment, a move…

Realising a Muslim Atlantic

*A slightly different version of this article first appeared in print in the Summer 2020 edition of Critical Muslim (35) which was commissioned as part of the Muslim Atlantic research project. In his seminal book, The Black…