Islam and Freemasonry

The Crescent and The Compass: Islam, Freemasonry, Esotericism, and Revolution in The Modern Age is available now!

My third book, The Crescent and The Compass, focuses on historical connections between Islam and esoteric Freemasonry (and Western esotericism more broadly).

Subjects include radical Muslim activists in the Middle East and how they tried to use Freemasonry to promote their political ideas; Rene Guenon, Islam, and Freemasonry; the fringe Masonic activities of Shaykh Quilliam; Ayatollah Khomeini and Islamic gnosticism; Prince Charles’s Traditionalist and spiritual understanding of Islam; and Islamist anti-Freemasonry and its role in terrorism today.

I hope this book will be as revealing to readers as was my researches and findings to me. I’ll be saying more about the book soon, but if you’re interested in these subjects, please check out my recent interview with Occult of Personality. I discuss The Crescent for about ten minutes, starting at 42:55. The rest of the conversation was about my book Freemasonry: Foundation of the Western Esoteric Tradition, published by Salamander and Sons last year.

I will be doing another interview with OoP solely about The Crescent, and will announce that when it is released.

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  1. I know for sure that in the early years of Islam it was stated that to join freemasonry was directly opposed to Islam, you could not follow both it is haram.

    1. Thanks, Casjun. That is the opinion of many Islamic scholars. Freemasonry didn’t exist during the early years of Islam, and only really appeared in 1717 AD. But this is a history, and it explores links between Muslims and Freemasonry in the modern age, especially from 1850 and onward — e.g., Sayyid Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani.

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