WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING
“A fascinating watch.”
BARONESS SAYEEDA WARSI
Former Minister of State for Faith and Communities
“Ahmed Peerbux is an excellent researcher and a canny observer of the human condition. This film is genuinely revelatory, casting light on a little-known aspect of the story of Islam in the United Kingdom. Told with insight and compassion, this ranks as a remarkable and exciting debut.”
“The forgotten story of the pioneers of the first, genuinely native British Muslim community, Blessed are the Strangers is by turns fascinating, thought-provoking, moving. It shows that Islam is not some exotic alien import but can be - indeed, has now become - another British religion, not just compatible with but an inherent part of our society.”
Journalist & author of 'Al-Britannia, My Country:
A Journey Through Muslim Britain'
“A historical record, an archival contribution to the story that is ‘British Islam’...For those interested in Muslim communities of the UK and the West, this is really a must-watch.”
Senior non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council & author of 'Muslims of Europe: the ‘Other’ Europeans'
“An evocative tale of two communities that form a crucial chapter of British Islam. It's a journey that is masterfully retold, intimately conveyed, and skilfully points towards shared histories and evolving horizons.”
Journalist, Commentator & Broadcaster
“A powerful documentary that brings to life the diversity, beauty and magnetic pulling power of Islam.”
Author of 'Inside the Soul of Islam'
“A beautiful movie.”
Professor & Author of 'Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age'