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Contextualising Islam in Britain - HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies at Cambridge University

Contextualising Islam in Britain - HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies at Cambridge University

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The report is the culmination of various roundtable discussions and symposia involving scholars, activists, community leaders and academics from across Britain’s Muslim communities charged with the central aim of situating Islam and Muslims in the context of modern Britain.
The report is the culmination of various roundtable discussions and symposia involving scholars, activists, community leaders and academics from across Britain’s Muslim communities charged with the central aim of situating Islam and Muslims in the context of modern Britain.

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CONTEXTUALISING
ISLAM IN BRITAIN:
Director, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, Cambridge 
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
in Association with
the UNIVERSITIES OF EXEtER AND WESTMINSTER 
October 2009
Project Leader
Professor Yasir Suleiman
·
EXPLORATORY PERSPECTIVES
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©
 
Centre of Islamic Studies, CambridgeISBN
978-0-9563743-0-1
Cover design and typesetting by Shiraz KhanPrinted in the United Kingdom
Steering Committee
Abdul-Aziz, Mohammed
El-Affendi, Abdelwahab
Rizvi, Sajjad
Al Shaikh Ali, Anas
Suleiman, Yasir
Participants (including Steering Committee)
Abbas, Tahir
Abdul-Aziz, Mohammed
Al Shaikh Ali, Anas
Al-Toma, Batool
Auda, Jasser
Birt, Yahya
Chandia, Mahmood
Coles, Maurice Irfan
El-Affendi,Abdelwahab
Hasan, Usama
Henzell-Thomas, Jeremy
Hussain, Ather
Hussain,Dilwar
Hussain, Musharraf
Hussein, ‘Arif Abdul
Imran, Mohammed
Jiwa,Shainool
Khan, Humera
Lakha, Sabira
Larsen, Lena
Mogra, Ibrahim
Mukadam, Mohammed
Muntasir, Abu
Osman, Mukhtar
Rizvi, Sajjad
Suleiman, Yasir
Secretariat
Paul Anderson
Sophie Anderson
Emma Wells
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CONTENTS
List of Participants2Foreword: H
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5Preface: P
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7Executive Summary9Introduction: Contextualising Islam15
Nature of the Project15Independence of the Project16Perspectives on Contextualising Islam18
Islam in Britain: Demographic and Socio-Economic Contexts21
Demographic Context21Socio-Economic Contexts21Multiculturalism23Community Cohesion and Radicalisation23Islamophobia25
The Political Context in Britain: Secularism27
History of Secularism27Support for Procedural Secularism28Religious Claims within a Secular State29Theological and Secular Languages30
Islam in a Secular Nation State32
Problematic Understanding of Divine Sovereignty32Legitimacy of Secular Democracy33Concept of the Land of Islam35Holding Power to Account: Civil Society and Democracy37
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