Minarets in the Mountains

A Journey into Muslim Europe

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2021

“A fascinating insight into the living legacy of Islam in Europe. Tharik takes us to places that few readers will have ventured and explores the shared heritage of Muslims, Jews and Christians”

LEVISON WOOD

“Europe has long turned a blind eye or, worse, looked askance, at its own Islamic self - the Muslims of the Balkans. Tharik Hussain opens our eyes to this vivid, varied and still vital Muslim presence … This is a richly detailed travelogue by a humane and passionate pilgrim.”

TIM MACKINTOSH-SMITH

author of The Travels of Ibn Battutah

“A scintillating voyage in the footsteps of the Ottoman explorer Evliya Celebi”

ZIAUDDIN SARDAR

author of Mecca: The Sacred City

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