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I had the pleasure of joining the UK’s largest gathering of Muslims earlier this month. Dubbed the Muslim Glastonbury by some elements of the press, it’s nothing of the sort. More like the Muslim Hay-on-Wye.

With 5000 ticket holders, many of whom camped on site, the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the UK’s leading Muslim (and non-Muslim) thinkers was too good to pass and as my book was being launched at the same time, the organisers kindly invited me to present on the subject of Islamic finance at a couple of sessions.

I’ve heard some pretty unkind comments about Living Islam, including Lauren Booth’s diatribe on her blog, in which she suggests some people think of it as ‘Leaving Islam’, and lamenting the lack of celebrity speakers.

Anyway, fo...