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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 […]

In memoriam: Bill Gent

Posted on 13 May 2020 by Mark Bryant

by Prof. Sophie Gilliat-RayDirector, Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK It is with great sadness and a sense of real loss that we are recording the death […]

Usaama al-Azami: How have the Arab Revolutions affected Western Muslims?

Posted on 4 February 2020 by Mark Bryant

In a forthcoming book, Islam and the Arab Revolutions, I explore the engagements of the ulama (Islamic scholars) both in favour of and opposed to the popular uprisings that began […]

Belal Ghafoor – From one capital to another: (I would go) 400 miles

Posted on 2 July 2019 by Michael Munnik

I write this in the glorious summer sunshine of South Wales deliberating over the past nine months at the Islam-UK Centre. As a Jameel scholar privileged to undertake the MA […]

James Hegarty – A new insight on the Islam-UK Centre

Posted on 19 March 2019 by Michael Munnik

I have just taken over as Head of the School of History, Archaeology and Religion. One of my new duties has been to take on the role of the Chair […]

Michael Munnik – Salman Rushdie and the ‘sudden visibilisation’ of British Muslims

Posted on 13 February 2019 by Michael Munnik

14 February marks the thirtieth anniversary of the fatwa pronounced by the Iranian religious and political leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini advocating the murder of Indian-British novelist Salman Rushdie. Some Valentine. […]

Mansur Ali – Research in the media: My contribution to Me and My Fatwa

Posted on 11 February 2019 by Michael Munnik

Dr Mansur Ali delivering a lecture at the International Conference on Organ Transplantation in Islam, Western Sydney University, Australia, November 2018. Lecturer in Islamic Studies Mansur Ali does research on […]

Michael Munnik – Defending scholarship in public debates

Posted on 5 November 2018 by Michael Munnik

A small corner of Twitter has recently been occupied with a debate that cuts close to our work here at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK. […]

Michael Munnik – Prejudice, politics, and definitions of intolerance

Posted on 24 July 2018 by Mark Bryant

With accusations of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party once again making headlines, the Islam-UK Centre's first vlog offers a timely discussion on prejudice, politics and definitions of intolerance as Dr […]

Ayesha Khan – Pre-PhD preparations: Managing expectations

Posted on 21 June 2018 by Michael Munnik

Ever since I began my doctoral studies, I received a lot of enquiries, particularly from young people, asking questions about enrolling onto a doctoral programme. Subsequently, I compiled a list […]