Category Archives: Islam and The West

Quest Mag Publishes Chapter From The Crescent and The Compass

quest-mag-islam-mysticismQuest magazine, which focuses on spirituality and religion, has published a chapter from my book The Crescent and The Compass, though very slightly edited for it.

The chapter has been published in the Spring issue of Quest and is on Prince Charles, Islam and Traditionalism — the spiritual school or philosophy initiated by Rene Guenon.

Quest magazine is edited by author Richard Smoley.

New Dawn Magazine: “Secret Societies of the Muslim Freemasons”

nd-islam-masonicThe upcoming special issue of the excellent New Dawn magazine will include an article by me, titled “The Compass & The Crescent: Secret Societies of the Muslim Freemasons”.

The issue also includes quite a few articles by Dr. K.R. Bolton, including “Revolution Fomented by Secret Societies Communism’s Hidden Origins Uncovered” as well as some articles by others, including “The Masonic Enigma Is the Modern World A Freemasonic Project? By Mehmet Sabeheddin”.

I haven’t read the issue, and didn’t know who else was writing for it, but, looking at the article titles, my feeling is that it may be a bit critical of Freemasonry. Still, whether one agrees with the authors or not, it is always great to read thought provoking and challenging work, such as one finds in New Dawn.

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad: Against the Modern World

“Meaning itself is at an end,” Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad has said, lamenting the spiritual condition of modern Britain. The Enlightenment had claimed that man, not God, was the measure of things, but now, says the British shaykh, measure itself is dead.

I myself have noticed this, though I would say that one of the most serious consequences is the disappearance of proportion. We are enraged by some minor, politically incorrect act by one group while totally ignoring far worse abuses by another. Those perplexed by this have come to believe that ideology is to blame. But ideology is consistent, and the actions of individuals, when examined, are seen to be merely self-serving. Continue reading