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Discovering Muslims in Britain

Posted on 17 September 2021 by Mark Bryant

In 2018 the Commission on Religious Education (RE) issued a report concerning the challenges of reaching religions in the classroom, it stressed the importance of representing the ‘lived experiences of […]

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Two videos: Islamic Responses to COVID-19

Posted on 17 July 2021 by Michael Munnik

Two lecturers on staff at the Islam-UK Centre were among the scholars invited to a day-long virtual conference at the beginning of July. Prof. Gary Bunt, who runs the Virtually […]

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Laura Jones – Radio Programme on Fasting

Posted on 11 February 2021 by Michael Munnik

Fasting has been a significant practice amongst Muslims since Islam’s inception and remains a common observance today, even amongst Muslims who may not adhere to other practices such as daily […]

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Muslim Doctors Cymru and Covid Vaccine Questions

Posted on 9 February 2021 by Michael Munnik

Recent polls show that there is a hesitancy amongst the BAME community about taking the Covid-19 vaccine. There are primarily two reasons for this: (1) Infodemic: the sheer amount of […]

 

Abdul-Azim Ahmed – The Untapped Potential of British Mosques: Part 1

Posted on 14 December 2020 by Michael Munnik

Moments of crisis often reveal hidden strengths, and this applies to individuals as well as communities. During national emergencies and local disasters in the United Kingdom, we have seen the […]

Michael Munnik – IPSO: press regulator’s ‘guidance’ for reporting on Muslims is not fit for purpose

Posted on 26 November 2020 by Michael Munnik

It shouldn’t be controversial to say journalists have failed in reporting on Muslims and Islam in the UK. Inaccurate use of terms and frequently negative constructions can make the religion […]

Sophie Gilliat-Ray – In Memoriam: Ataullah Siddiqui – A Personal Reflection

Posted on 9 November 2020 by Michael Munnik

On 8 November 2020, the world of British Muslim Studies lost one of its most thoughtful founding scholars. Ataullah Siddiqui worked at the Islamic Foundation in Leicester and its sister institution, […]

Riyaz Timol – Understanding British Imams: Project Update

Posted on 31 July 2020 by Michael Munnik

For many of us, 2020 will have been the most disruptive year in living memory. While the ‘new normal’ we have been obliged to navigate has, by now, considerably aged, […]

Sophie Gilliat-Ray – Surviving Research in Difficult Times

Posted on 4 June 2020 by Mark Bryant

The Islam-UK Centre at Cardiff University specialises in approaches to research that are qualitative in nature. We flourish from our engagement with experiences, meanings, and ideas, either from the people with […]

Iman AbdoulKarim – How the MA Prepared Me for My PhD Journey

Posted on 21 May 2020 by Mark Bryant

I began the MA Islam in Contemporary Britain programme in 2017 as a part the US-UK Fulbright postgraduate programme, and will begin a PhD in Religious Studies at Yale University […]