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I am a Muslim Anarchist, a humble steward of kawkab-al-ard: the universe is my home; humankind my family; the libraries of the world are my mind; a mother's tears my heart; the qur'an my soul; non-violence my creed; peace and justice my purpose; dialogue, education and critical reflection my toolbox.

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Reading List:

Understanding the Victorians: Politics, Culture and Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain
S. L. Steinbach, 2012, Routledge

Understanding the Victorians paints a vivid portrait of the era, combining broad survey with close analysis, and introduces students to the critical debates taking place among historians today. It encompasses all of Great Britain and Ireland over the whole of the Victorian period, giving prominence to social and cultural topics alongside politics and economics and emphasising class, gender, and racial and imperial positioning as constitutive of human relations. Starting with the Queen Caroline Affair in 1820 and coming right up to the start of World War I in 1914, Susie L. Steinbach uses thematic chapters to discuss and evaluate politics, imperialism, the economy, class, gender, the monarchy, arts and entertainment, religion, sexuality, religion, and science. Steinbach also provides three much-needed chapters on topics rarely covered at this introductory level on space, consumption, and the law. 

K. Boyd & R. McWilliam [Eds.] (2007) 'The Victorian Studies Reader' (Routledge); R. Geaves (2010) 'Islam in Victorian Britain: The Life and Times of Abdullah Quilliam' (Kube); C. Hall & S. O. Rose [Eds.] (2006) 'At Home with the Empire: Metropolitan Culture and the Imperial World' (CUP); E. Ho (2012) 'Neo-Victorianism and the Memory of Empire' (Continuum); C. L. Krueger (2002) 'Functions of Victorian Culture at the Present Time' (Ohio University Press); G. Marshall [Ed.] (2007) 'The Cambridge Companion to the Fin de Siècle' (CUP); J. Melnyk (2008) 'Victorian Religion: Faith and Life in Britain' (Praeger); more/...

Facts & Analysis
Future of the Global Muslim Population
Muslim Demographics: The Truth (video)
Reports on Racism/Islamophobia

Maps & Tables
The Learning Human
Learning Up: SQ3-R
Terrorism Studies
Cultural Studies


Library Word: vagarious (adj.) - erratic and unpredictable in behaviour or direction.

Ethnicity & Religion Data
BME in England & Wales (2011) (pdf)
Religion in England & Wales (2011) (pdf)
Religion in Kirklees

The Almohads
Clagsborough Chronicle
The National Chronicle
Britain 1897

Sound & Vision
Yakoub's favourite films
Yakoub's favourite sounds
Yakoub's muslim movies

Sonnet for my Mother
The Book of Longing
Cadmus Arch

Recent TV/DVD Viewing:

Four Horsemen, Ross Ashcroft, 2012

Twenty-three leading thinkers explain how the world really works and the fundamental flaws in the economic system which have brought our civilization to the brink of disaster. The film pulls no punches in describing the consequences of continued inaction – but its message is one of hope. If more people can equip themselves with a better understanding of how the world really works, then the systems and structures that condemn billions to poverty or chronic insecurity can at last be overturned.

This Is England, Shane Meadows, 2006; The Corporation, Joel Bakan, 2006; The Crisis of Civilization, Dean Puckett, 2011; The World According to Monsanto, Marie-Monique Robin, 2009; The War You Don't See, John Pilger, 2010; The New Rulers of the World, John Pilger, 2001; In the Valley of Elah, Paul Haggis, 2007; Maangamizi, Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill, 2001; Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine, 2011

Top Twenty Favourite Videos:

Featuring Senser, Rafeef Ziadah, Alex Harvey Band, Rage Against the Machine, Sigur Ros, Karine Polwart, Simon Munnery, Efterklang, Professor Elemental, Benjamin Zephaniah, Bjork, Crass, Antiproduct, Radiohead, Eva Cassidy, Dan & Dan, Liza Minnelli, John Agard, Pharrell Williams, and The Mighty Boosh.

Spotify® playlist:

Ishq, 'Skyspaces', 'Orchid', and 'Lyght'; Bark Psychosis, 'Codename: Dustsucker'; Talvin Singh, 'OK'; Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'Exodus'; D'Gary, 'Akata Meso'; Banco De Gaia, 'Songs from the Silk Road'; Loop Guru, 'Duniya...The Intrinsic Passion Of Mysterious Joy'; Third World, '96° In The Shade'.

Love, virtue, knowledge, art, worship - lose yourself in any of these, and you will find your true self. © Y. Y. Islam 2014, all rights reserved. All mind maps produced using Inspiration ® 7.5 English edition.