Minarets in the Mountains: A Journey into Muslim Europe
By Tharik Hussain
Hussain challenges long-held notions of European identity by tracing Islam's origins beyond the Iberian Peninsula into the Balkans. The author, his wife and their two children set off from London on a revelatory road trip through Albania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo, searching for what Hussain describes as "Muslim Europe". What he finds - mosques older than the Sistine Chapel, a vibrant Muslim heritage dating back centuries and almost (almost!) indescribable natural beauty - leaves you craving more of his evocative and highly informative writing on this little-explored subject.