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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 editors
Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.
Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.
En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.
Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?
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.