For these titles, Tharik travelled through southern Thailand exploring the mainland and the Thai Gulf islands of Ko Samui, Ko Pha-Ngan and Ko Tao.
Southern Thailand is home to the country's largest concentration of Muslims and Tharik's expertise in Muslim culture allowed him to add a considerable amount of content on the region's Muslim cultural heritage. This included points of interest linked to the 17th century Thai-Muslim Sultanate of Singhora such as ruined forts, tombs and a city wall.
Relating his astonishing discovery of indigenous Muslims residing in Romania, Tharik is one of several writers featured in this excellent anthology that aims to counter the stereotypical representations of Muslims globally.
Tharik's chapter reminds readers that Romania, like many parts of modern day Europe has a hidden and deep Muslim heritage, one often lying in plain sight.
Tharik became the first Muslim travel writer in recent history to travel the length and breadth of Saudi Arabia in 2019 as part of his work in this book
Dubbed the 'final frontier of tourism' Tharik added a considerable amount of content on Saudi Arabia including the introduction of the Asir region, the Farasan Islands, Hail and much of the Red Sea coast. Tharik also wrote the guide to Bahrain in the book.
Tharik was the editor of this special revival edition of the Islamic Review , which featured a collection of articles written by the country's leading academics and practitioners in the field of British Muslim heritage.
The original Islamic Review magazine was the longest running Muslim journal published in England (1913 -1971).