Tharik Hussain is a journalist specialising in Muslim travel and Islamic heritage. His work has been published by the BBC, Aljazeera and Arab news amongst others. He is the co-author of several Lonely Planet titles including, Oman, UAE, and Arabian Peninsula and Thailand and a contributing author for The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales from Many Muslim Worlds. He has also produced an award-winning BBC radio documentary on the Muslim heritage of America. His first book, MINARETS IN THE MOUNTAINS: A JOURNEY INTO MUSLIM EUROPE, will be published in 2021.