Digital Islam

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 online. The Digital British Islam collection on Education seeks to take a snapshot of online educational institutions. The first British Muslim educational initiatives grew out of attempts by the first generation of communities who settled […]

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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 visible as social actors. The growth of this sector is partly due to the work of various advocacy agencies that have emerged over a number of decades. Jørgen Nielsen has provided a useful typology of

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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 a selection of these, and hope to add to them over the course of our project. The use of the digital space by Muslim women’s initiatives ranges widely. For some, it is a matter maintaining

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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 a pivotal point within the Digital British Islam archive. The project will be capturing multiple iterations of these critical sites to chart significant responses to specific issues and concerns for Muslim communities, as presented through

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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 virtual platforms provide Muslims from diverse backgrounds and geographical locations with opportunities to share their beliefs, practices, and experiences, fostering a sense of belonging and unity within the Ummah. Understanding the dynamics and intricacies of

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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 Islam Project. It explains aspects of the methodological approaches and issues that arose during the research and development of these archiving research processes. This article will be updated and augmented as the project progresses.[1] The

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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 multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies of Islam and Muslims. This issue poses  questions such as -can outsiders truly understand and interpret the faith of the Other? Is it possible for  insiders  to maintain objectivity when studying and representing

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Archiving British Muslim Digital Spaces

It is often said colloquially that when something is posted online, it becomes permanent – a fixed record that is always there to be referred back to. This can be seen especially in cases where people’s social media posts – often posted in the naivety of youth – are dredged up years later and used

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