Islam and identity: Professor Bilgrami talks to the ABC
Published: Monday 31st August 2015
Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Social Justice Akeel Bilgrami discussed Islam and identity on ABC radio's Philosopher's Zone on Sunday.
Professor Bilgrami is known for his analytic pursuits in mind and language; not for the faint-hearted. But his attention has become increasingly trained on a theme no less challenging.
An event a quarter of century ago set Bilgrami’s course. As the Rushdie fatwa engulfed the West, the Indian-born philosopher took to his study for two feverish days to compose a deeply perceptive piece on identity in the modern world titled What is a Muslim? It remains all-too-resonant today.