A Sumptuous Journey


Congratulations to Zulfikar Hirji, York Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in 2015–16, whose book Islam: An Illustrated Journey (2018), co-authored with Farhad Daftary, was recently reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement.

During his time at the Institute, Professor Hirji was working on his contributions to this book, which contains a multitude of images, graphics, maps, and charts, and which travels through more than fourteen hundred years of history.

The reviewer, Bruce Fudge, writes, “Among the stated aims of the book is ‘to take readers on a journey through Islam’s many rich and diverse experiences’, and this it does, from photos of Arabian oryx and Meccan pilgrims to Persian paintings and arabesque inscriptions. ... Readers of all types, whatever their views on the divine, will find plenty to marvel at in these splendid pages.”

To read the full review, click here.

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