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About Usman Sheikh
Usman Sheikh is a lawyer living in London. He set up and runs Ansar, a law firm that helps migrants in London.
Articles by Usman Sheikh
This week's editor
Guest editor Ronan Harrington introduces this week's theme: Spirituality and Visionary Politics.
Ronan is a freelance political strategist and co-creator of Alter Ego, a gathering exploring the future of progressive politics.
No to TTIP
Muslims across the world are engaged in a great debate about the fundamentals of their faith. The discussions among European Muslims often focus on how to sustain the meaningfulness of their religion within a new environment. Here, a Muslim still in the process of arriving in Britain examines the tension between nostalgia and oblivion which afflicts his generation, and proposes a creative understanding of Islam for the new century.
Can Muslims in western Europe move beyond social stagnation, and in the process help their neighbours towards a new understanding of the identity they share? Are the problems of Muslim people living in western, secular societies caused by too much religion, or too little? A young British Muslim travels to Bosnia and discovers a fresh perspective on these vital questions.