Long Live Palestine

Long Live Palestine

It’s been seven months since Israel began its bombing campaign and occupation of Gaza. May Allah protect the oppressed and grant them safety and peace. Scroll down to see a list of recommended books for you that are available at IHRC Bookshop as well as some updates.

Author Evening with Muzzammil Al-Nadwi: Views on Womanhood

Join us for an evening discussion with Muzzammil Al-Nadwi, to delve into the book Views on Womanhood: A Translation and Reading of Mustafa Sabri Efendi’s (d. 1373/1954) Qawli fi ‘l-Mar’aViews on Womanhood is co-translated by Muzzammil Al-Nadwi and Junayd Greer.

Purchase Views on Womanhood from the IHRC Bookshop.

WHEN: Thursday, 16 May, 6.30pm BST
WHERE: IHRC Bookshop (202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA) or watch live on YouTubeFacebook, and IHRC.TV

About the book:

How did the final generation of Ottoman Muslim scholarship see the revolution in public morals taking place in their society? In this book, as deeply resonant with Muslims of today as it was for those of his own time, the Ottoman Şeyhülislam Muṣṭafā Ṣabrī Efendī offers a cutting and farsighted critique of the spread of Western gender norms in Muslim societies. From the pinnacle of Islamic scholarship, this first complete English translation from Shaykh Ṣabrī’s corpus deconstructs the errors of modernist opposition to the hallmarks of traditional Muslim society, such as polygamy, gender segregation, and modest dress.

About the author:

Mustafa Sabri Efendi was a prominent Islamic scholar and spiritual leader who lived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Renowned for his deep knowledge of Islamic jurisprudence and theology, Mustafa Sabri Efendi served as the Grand Mufti of the Ottoman Empire during a significant period of transition, from 1913 to 1919. He was widely respected for his scholarly contributions and his efforts to uphold the principles of justice and compassion within Islamic jurisprudence. His teachings continue to inspire and influence generations of Muslims around the world.

About the translator:  

Muzzammil Ahmad Al-Nadwi currently serves as an Imam at the East London Mosque in London, UK, and as an Advisor with the Islamic Council at MRDF. A native of Bihar, India, he grew up in the United States where he started his Arabic and Islamic studies. He then graduated from Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow in 2017 and Al-Azhar University, Cairo in 2021. He completed his MA in Islamic Law at SOAS, University of London in 2022, writing his dissertation on Islamic criminal jurisprudence. He is pursuing a PhD in Hanbalī studies at KU Leuven, Belgium, and completing his MA dissertation in legal theory (usul al-fiqh) at Al-Azhar. He has memorized the Qur’an and is traditionally licensed in the major works of various Islamic sciences. He also teaches at several institutions locally and online, while engaging in other research and translation projects.

Palestine Appeal – Help the People of Gaza!

IHRC are working with partners who are on the ground in the Gaza Strip responding right now ensuring Gazans have access to essential needs such as food and have the medical supplies they need to cope with the unprecedented influx of casualties. Click below and support the Palestinians.


Free Palestine Flags Available at IHRC Bookshop

Palestine flag emblazoned with the phrase Free Palestine in bold black writing.  39cm x 48cm. Click on the link or the image to purchase.

Also available are:

Palestine Flag
Free Palestine Car Flag
Free Palestine Face Mask
Whose Side Are You On? Free Palestine – Long Sleeve T-Shirt S
Yaffa Palestinian Medjoul Dates
Yaffa’s Golden Dome Medjool Dates: Verified And Sourced from Palestine, 900g
Zaytoun Jericho’s Finest Medjoul Dates – 250g
Zaytoun Jericho’s Finest Medjoul Dates – 500g
Zaytoun Palestinian Medjoul Dates – Large 5kg

WATCH: Conversations with an anti-Zionist Jew: Haim Bresheeth

In this extended conversation, Professor Haim Bresheeth speaks about his family history and unique upbringing and reimagining the Middle East beyond Israeli apartheid and Western hegemony.

Professor Haim is a teacher at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. An ex-Israeli Jew and ardent anti-Zionist, his most recent book is titled ‘An army like no other: How the Israeli defence force made a nation‘.

Below are the list of recommended books about Palestine that are available at IHRC Bookshop:

Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom – Steven Salaita

In 2014, renowned professor Steven Salaita had his appointment to a tenured professorship revoked by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in response to his tweets criticizing the Israeli government’s assault on Gaza. Salaita’s firing generated a huge public outcry, with thousands petitioning for his reinstatement and more than five thousand scholars pledging to boycott UIUC.

His case raises important questions about academic freedom, free speech on campus and the movement for justice in Palestine. In Uncivil Rites, Salaita reflects upon the controversy.

Gaza: A History – Jean-Pierre Filiu

Gaza has become synonymous with conflict and dispute. Jean-Pierre Filiu’s fantastic new book recounts how this has been the case not only with regards to the Israel-Palestine conflict, but also many years before contemporary Modern East politics. Beginning with the Hyksos in 18th century BC, Filiu takes readers through modern times and the ongoing disputes of the region, ending with what may be in store for the future.

The author documents how Gaza has been contested by the Pharaohs, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Fatimids, Mamluks, Crusaders, and Ottomans. Up until 1948, when 200,000 people sought refuge in Gaza – a marginal area neither Israel nor Egypt wanted, yet the ignored Palestinian statehood claimed.

Jean-Pierre Filiu’s Gaza is the first complete and quite possibly a definitive history of the territory in any language. And shows though small in size, the regions history has been monumental.

Winner of the Academic Award at the 2015 Palestine Book Awards.

Palestine, Palestinians and International Law – Francis A. Boyle

Leading US expert applies the norms and standards of international law to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, addressing Palestinian statehood, the negotiation and failure of the Oslo Accords, the status of Jerusalem, the Al Aqsa Intifada, the right of return, human rights violations, war crimes, crimes against humanity, terrorism (both state and suicide bombings), the current divest-from-Israel campaign and the US war against Iraq.

On Anti-Semitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice in Palestine – Jewish Voice for Peace

When the State of Israel claims to represent all Jewish people, defenders of Israeli policy redefine antisemitism to include criticism of Israel. Antisemitism is harmful and real in our society. What must also be addressed is how the deployment of false charges of antisemitism or redefining antisemitism can suppress the global progressive fight for justice.

There is no one definitive voice on antisemitism and its impact. Jewish Voice for Peace has curated a collection of essays that provides a diversity of perspectives and standpoints.

Free Free Palestine!

Zara is on a day trip to the Houses of Parliament in London.  On the way she learns all about protest, and standing up for freedom and justice.

Join Zara in learning about protest and Palestine. All profits from this book go to the IHRC Trust Palestine Appeal. Find out more here.

On The Border – Michel Warschawski

On the Border chronicles a radical political education in a time and place charged with idealism and danger. A Polish Frenchman and a rabbi’s son, Michel Warschawski left for Israel at the age of sixteen to to study the Talmud, and eventually became one of the most renowned figures of the Israeli left. Warschawski’s involvement in radical politics led to inspiring alliances with Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Marxists. Yet as the border lines hardened, he became targeted by the Shin Bet, Israel’s notorious intelligence agents.

Finally arrested, incarcerated and interrogated for 20 days, Michel gives his readers an insider’s view of the psychological and political pressures that Shin Bet brought to bear, even on Jews, and never lets you forget the severity of treatment that his Palestinian colleagues faced.

In touch with the Jewish diaspora, and inspired by a socialism without borders, the book mixes sharp analysis of the ongoing conflict with deep personal insight into the events of the last three decades. The lessons he draws from his experience on the border between Israel and Palestine should be instructive for all the places where cultures rub against each other for better and worse. Warschawski’s perspective offers hope for the rich cultural and political exchange that these places offer their inhabitants, and hope for his adopted land.

Michel joined us at the bookshop to discuss his life and work. Watch him here.

READ: The Long View Volume 6, Issue 1: Palestine and the Shifting Paradigms of Peace

This issue of The Long View inevitably covers the Genocide in Gaza – its roots, its conduct, and its possible outcomes.

Richard Haley looks at how the Israelis and their allies were able to perpetuate mass slaughter as the world watches; Ramón Grosfoguel looks at Operation Al-Aqsa Flood in the context of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, unpacking the justice narratives of scriptural texts;

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