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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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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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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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