This new volume of essays marks eighty years since the death of Marmaduke Pickthall. His various roles as translator of the Qurʾan, traveller to the Near East, political journalist writing on behalf of Muslim Turkey, and creator of the Muslim novel are discussed.
In later life Pickthall became a prominent member of the British Muslim community in London and Woking, co-worker with Muslims in the Indian subcontinent, supporter of the Khilafat movement, and editor of the journal Islamic Culture under the patronage of the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Marmaduke Pickthall: Islam and the Modern World makes an important contribution to the field of Muslims in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century.
Contributors are: Humayun Ansari, Adnan Ashraf, James Canton, Peter Clark, Ron Geaves, A.R. Kidwai, Faruk Kokoglu, Andrew C. Long, Geoffrey P. Nash, M. A. Sherif and Mohammad Siddique Seddon.
Geoffrey P. Nash Ph.D. (1975), London University, teaches at University of Sunderland, UK. He has published monographs, edited books and articles on Islam and the Middle East including Postcolonialism and Islam (Routledge, 2014).
Foreword: Marmaduke Pickthall After 1936, PETER CLARK
1. Introduction: Pickthall, Islam and the Modern World, GEOFFREY P. NASH
Part One: Pickthall and the British Muslim Community 2. Pickthall, Muslims of South Asia, and members of the British Muslim Community of the early 1900s, K. HUMAYUN ANSARI
3. Marmaduke Pickthall and the British Muslim Convert Community JAMIE GILHAM
4. Abdullah Quilliam (Henri de Léon) and Marmaduke Pickthall: Agreements and disagreements between two prominent Muslims in the London and Woking Communities, RON GEAVES
Part Two: Pickthall’s Religious and Political Thought 5. Pickthall’s Anti-Ottoman Dissent: The Politics of Religious Conversion, MOHAMMAD SIDDIQUE SEDDON
6. Pickthall’s Islamic Politics, M.A.SHERIF
7. Pickthall, Ottomanism, and Modern Turkey, GEOFFREY P. NASH
Part Three: Man of Letters, Traveller and Translator 8. Oriental Eyes – or seeing and being seen: Popular Culture and the Near Eastern fiction of Marmaduke Pickthall, ANDREW C. LONG
9. A Vehicle for the Sacred: Marmaduke Pickthall’s Near Eastern novels, ADNAN ASHRAF
10. Becoming Woman and Gender Typologies in Marmaduke Pickthall’s Oriental fiction, FARUK KÖKOĞLU
11. “Throwing off the European”: Marmaduke Pickthall’s travels in Arabia 1892-94, JAMES CANTON
12. Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall’s English translation of the Quran (1930): An Assessment, A.R. KIDWAI
All interested in the history of Islam in Britain and the colonial world, British Muslim fiction, travel writing, and English translations of the Qurʾan.