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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]