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Sophie Gilliat-Ray – A Tale of Two Re-interments

Posted on 2 April 2024 by Michael Munnik

Hospitality and a warm welcome are embedded in the DNA of the Islam-UK Centre.  We love to welcome visitors!  But we also relish the opportunity to undertake fieldtrips, and to […]

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Sam Bartlett – Research Update on Islam in Wales Project

Posted on 22 March 2024 by Michael Munnik

Sam Bartlett, part of the Muslims in Wales project, came to the Madina Mosque in Cardiff to talk about the project. Watch more in this vlog. Ymwelodd Sam Bartlett, sy’n […]

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Matthew Vince – Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Islam: Three Years of Discovering Muslims in Britain

Posted on 26 June 2023 by Michael Munnik

As the dust settles on another successful run of the Discovering Muslims in Britain online CPD course, now is a good time to reflect. The Islam-UK Centre team created the […]

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Laiqah Osman – Things to consider when applying for a PhD, from a PhD student

Posted on 15 June 2023 by Michael Munnik

Congratulations! You’ve made the monumental decision to apply for a PhD. As a recipient of the Jameel PhD Scholarship, currently in the fourth year of my PhD at the Centre […]


Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Mansur Ali, and Hansjoerg Schmid: Research Update

Posted on 2 June 2023 by Michael Munnik

We were treated in May to the presence of a visiting scholar - Prof. Hansjoerg Schmid from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Hansjoerg works with the Swiss Center for […]

Abdul-Azim Ahmed: Research Update (Islam in Wales)

Posted on 25 May 2023 by Michael Munnik

In this vlog, the Centre's deputy director Abdul-Azim Ahmed shares an update on his research project on Islam in Wales, with a special focus on his visit to the grave […]

Sophie Gilliat-Ray: Research Update

Posted on 15 May 2023 by Michael Munnik

In the first of our series on research updates from Centre staff, director Sophie Gilliat-Ray discusses issues of diversity, inclusion, and exclusion in relation to religion in the workplace and […]

Mansur Ali – The Alcoran of Mahomet in the Salisbury Collection: The Mystery Continues

Posted on 26 April 2023 by Michael Munnik

On Monday 13 March 2023, my colleagues from the School of English and Philosophy (Dr Megan Leitch, Dr Stephen Gordon and Prof Martin Willis) and I (Dr Mansur Ali) with […]

Mansur Ali – Organ Donation and You

Posted on 18 April 2023 by Michael Munnik

On Sunday 12 March 2023, the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) premiered its first movie on organ donation and Islam. The panel included transplant surgeons, organ transplant patients, nephrologists, organ […]

Abdul-Azim Ahmed – Wales’s First Muslim Grave

Posted on 14 March 2023 by Michael Munnik

Photo by Mark Bryant The pursuit of “firsts” is always enticing in history as superlative claims help justify the importance of the findings in question. But such claims are always […]