In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Welcome to the The Long View, a quarterly magazine from Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC).  As the name suggests, the essays commissioned for this journal aim to look in depth and look forward.  The type of work that occupies IHRC and other human rights and social justice organisations, is often by necessity a response to ongoing events.  Whether it is limits on funds and human resources, or just the scale of immediate problems that need immediate solutions, reactive work and analyses are the norm of Muslim and indeed wider civil society particularly in Westernised* settings.

The Long View attempts to provide a space for thinkers to analyse in the long term and (kick)start or continue conversations on the same.

The works herein are accessible but require that little bit longer to read than a daily op-ed or social media friendly text.It requires bucking the trend for soundbites and easy platitudes. The effort must surely be worth it?

We hope you take time to engage with the ideas and give us feedback via any of the platforms below.

Faisal Bodi & Arzu Merali – Editors

Join the conversation by emailing us on info@ihrc.org, tweeting @ihrc or find us on Facebook.  You can even send us an old fashioned letter to IHRC, PO Box 598, Wembley, HA9 7XH, UK.  Or pop by to the IHRC Bookshop for one of our events (or watch online www.ihrc.tv) at 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA.  Find out what events are coming up at www.ihrc.org.uk/events.

VOLUME 1 - 2019


March / Rajab