Research

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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 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 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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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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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 the ever-expansive terrain of Muslim digital spaces. The digital world, more than ever before, is vast and varied, multi-layered and multi-faceted. It is embedded in our daily lives, but it is also said to offer

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