Digital Islam

Exploring Directories

This Digital British Islam archive collection explores Directories and guides utilised across communities. The Muslim Directory, first published in the mid-1990s, was perhaps the earliest attempt to collate the details of mosques and providers of Islamically aligned goods and services for a growing population of Muslims in the UK. Since then, this area has grown […]

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Exploring Relationships

This Digital British Islam archive collection explores the world of relationships and marriage apps. Muslim marriage apps are a relatively new occurrence as online platforms for meeting potential spouses, which have evolved from web-based services to multifeatured interfaces modelled on similar non-Muslim apps. Their emergence also coincides with the massive expansion of the global halal

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Exploring Sports and Culture

This DBI Sports and Culture Collection contains a sample of sites and platforms that serve and advocate for British Muslims in various artistic and sporting interests. It includes writing groups and awards, cultural festivals such as MACFEST – International Festival, Festival, Muslim, a rapidly expanding arts and cultural festival to showcase Muslim creatives and bridging communities created

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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 here is on the study of Islam and Muslims in higher education, which is relevant in informing central themes of DBI’s work, as well as fulfilling a need to archive and record the diverse work

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Exploring Ramadan 1445

This article can be read in conjunction with Digital British Islam’s Ramadan 1445 Collection. Ramadan is a month of worship but also a month of community, and in terms of religious and communal activity, it surpasses by far the rest of the year for Muslims in Britain and globally. And just as mosques and homes

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Exploring Finance and Business

The Digital British Islam Finance and Business collection explores the remarkable growth of Islamic financial and business products and services in the UK. The Muslim population, comprising a diverse and economically active demographic, has driven the demand for financial services aligned with Islamic principles. The desire for ethical and Shari’a-compliant financial solutions has created a

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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 of a range of different websites broadly categorised as political. The personal websites maintained by elected politicians generally follow a common model, often one adhering to a party’s template or guidelines. This type of website

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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 as well as ethnic, cultural, religious and social markers from within Britain’s diverse Muslim communities. The content within these websites can tell us something about their respective institutions and organisations. For larger mosques, websites act

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Exploring Religious Authority

The Religious Authority collection released as part of the Digital British Islam project, focusing on a key driver within cyber-Islamic environments at many levels. Cyber-Islamic environments is an umbrella concept for diverse and evolving online internet media identified (or self-identified) as affiliated with Islam and Muslims. The collection intends to present snapshot iterations of key

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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 use the digital space extensively over the past couple of decades, particularly diversifying their use in recent years. In the early 2000s, the main Muslim charities had websites as place-holding portals with general project and contact

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