Digital British Islam

‘Digital British Islam: How do Cyber Islamic Environments impact everyday life?’

Salam and Welcome

This is the web page for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded Digital British Islam project (grant number ES/W002175/1).

Digital British Islam: How do Cyber Islamic Environments impact everyday life?’’ (shortened to ‘DBI’) is an innovative multi-institution investigation led by Professor Gary R. Bunt (University of Wales Trinity Saint David – UWTSD). The ESRC awarded DBI a £804,000 grant. The three-year project began in 2022.   

As Principal Investigator, Professor Bunt is working in collaboration with Co-Investigator Professor Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor (Coventry University) and Co-Investigator Professor Frédéric Volpi (University of Edinburgh).

The DBI team includes Research Fellows Dr Khadijah Elshayyal (Edinburgh) and Dr Sadek Hamid (UWTSD). DBI’s Post-Doctoral Researchers are Dr Alamgir Ahmed (Coventry University/UWTSD) and Dr Laura Jones (UWTSD).

Our Team

Prof Gary R. Bunt

Principal Investigator for the Digital British Islam project. Gary is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

Prof Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

Co-Investigator for the Digital British Islam. Sariya is Assistant Professor and Research Group Lead for Faith and Peaceful Relations at Coventry University.

Professor Frédéric Volpi

Prof Frédéric Volpi 

Co-Investigator for the Digital British Islam project. Frédéric Volpi is Chair in the Politics of the Muslim World at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Sadek Hamid

Dr Sadek Hamid

Research Fellow for the Digital British Islam project, based at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Dr Khadijah Elshayyal

Dr Khadijah Elshayyal

Research Fellow for the Digital British Islam project, based at University of Edinburgh.

Dr Alamgir Ahmed

Postdoctoral Researcher for the Digital British Islam (Coventry University and University of Wales Trinity Saint David).

Dr Laura Jones

Dr Laura Jones

Postdoctoral Researcher for the Digital British Islam (University of Wales Trinity Saint David).

Our Methodologies

We utilise five methods within a netnographic approach to develop a granulated analysis of online activity and its influence within diverse British Muslim communities.

Online Survey

Interviews

Insights

Archiving Cyber Islamic Environments Education Research

Exploring Islam, Academia and Research

The Islam, Academia & Research collection forms part of Digital British Islam’s (DBI) archive. It represents a work-in-progress. The focus...
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Archiving Charities Podcasts Ramadan Religious Authority Research Women

Exploring Ramadan 1445

This article can be read in conjunction with Digital British Islam's Ramadan 1445 Collection. Ramadan is a month of worship...
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Archiving Cyber Islamic Environments Islamic Finance Religious Authority Research

Exploring Finance and Business

The Digital British Islam Finance and Business collection explores the remarkable growth of Islamic financial and business products and services...
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Exploring Political Dimensions

The Digital British Islam Political Organisations collection appears as part of the Digital British Islam project. This offers a taster...
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Exploring Mosques and Mosque Organisations

This Digital British Islam archive represents a compilation of selected Mosques and mosque organisations from across the UK’s geographical spread...
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Archiving Cyber Islamic Environments Religious Authority Research

Exploring Religious Authority

The Religious Authority collection released as part of the Digital British Islam project, focusing on a key driver within cyber-Islamic...
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Archiving

Exploring British Muslim Charity Organisations

This introductory discussion relates to the Charities collection in the Digital British Islam web archive: Muslim charities have come to...
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Archiving Cyber Islamic Environments Education Gender Movements Organisations Religious Authority Research

Exploring British Muslim Education Organisations

Education is a significant driver of development in Muslim communities in the UK and much of this activity is represented...
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Archiving Cyber Islamic Environments Movements Organisations Religious Authority Research

Exploring British Muslim Advocacy Organisations

The intention of this section of the Digital British Islam archive is to explore British Muslim organisations, which are increasingly...
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Archiving Cyber Islamic Environments Gender Organisations Women

Exploring Women’s Organisations and Networks

Muslim women’s initiatives and organisations have an extensive and dynamic digital presence. In this Gender: Women collection, we have profiled...
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Archiving Cyber Islamic Environments Movements Organisations

Exploring National Movements and Organisations

The National Movements and Organisations collection represents one of the most dynamic and intense areas of online discourse, making it...
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Diary Method Methodology Research

Benefits of the Diary Method for Online Muslim Research

Introduction In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, online Muslim communities have become vibrant spaces for connection, expression, and dialogue. These...
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Archiving Cyber Islamic Environments Methodology Research

Starting Points: Initial Methodological Approaches to Archiving Digital British Islam

The following discussion is linked to the online presentation of the first set of archived content for the Digital British...
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Methodology Research

Being a Insider/Outsider: Field Notes from a British Muslim Researcher

  The distinction between ‘insiders’ and ‘outsiders’ has been a subject of longstanding debate within Religious Studies and especially within...
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Cyber Islamic Environments Research

Archiving British Muslim Digital Spaces

It is often said colloquially that when something is posted online, it becomes permanent – a fixed record that is...
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Focus Groups Methodology Research

Reflections on DBI Focus Group Discussions

When we planned the Digital British Islam project, we were acutely aware of the challenges associated with studying and mapping...
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Cyber Islamic Environments Research

Salam and Welcome

Welcome to the the Digital British Islam project, funded by the ESRC.  If you are looking at this post, the...
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Digital British Islam, Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant, Llambedr Pont Steffan. Ceredigion, SA48 7ED 

Digital British Islam, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, Ceredigion,  SA48 7ED

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