New Book: Far From Mecca – Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean

Muslims have lived in the Caribbean for centuries. Far From Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean (Rutgers University Press, 2020) examines the archive of autobiography, literature, music and public celebrations in Guyana and Trinidad, offering an analysis of the ways Islam became integral to the Caribbean, and the ways the Caribbean shaped Islamic practices.


Islam fully appreciates all the genuine needs of mankind and trying to realise them, to effect a perfect balance as far as the limitations of human nature would allow.  It starts with the individual maintaining balance between his requirements of body and soul, reason and spirit, and in no case allows one side to predominate the other.