As-salaamu alaykum

Welcome to the British Muslim Wiki

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The British Muslim Wiki is an informational database which aims to establish itself as a unique, impartial and comprehensive reference about British Muslim communities, past and present.

Established in April 2010, it is still very much a work in progress.

British Muslims are active in communities around the UK, and on the Internet. The aim of this Wiki is to tell you something about them.

The British Muslim Wiki undertakes to provide core data and links to further information on key religious, political and social organizations, using information in the public domain.

We also want to provide access to current demographic data on Muslims in the UK.

British Muslims are a collection of diverse, dynamic and evolving communities. The British Muslim Wiki is working to provide pertinent data on the full scope of these communities, including Ahl as-Sunnah wa'l Jummah, Ithna Ashari, Ismaili, and Ahmadiyya individuals and groups.

This Wiki aims to be inclusive of all those who describe themselves as "Muslim" and reside in the UK, but does not shy away from the disagreements that sometimes exist between these communities.

The British Muslim Wiki also recognises that "being a Muslim has a cultural and civilisational register" (Sayyid and Birt, 2006), and thus aims to provide information on notable British Muslim groups and individuals from every walk of life, past and present.

Muslims in Britain are often defined by public controversies. We hope to build up a collection of articles outlining the core arguments and key players in these debates. We also hope to draw attention to some of the issues surrounding the reporting of Muslims in the news media.

Finally, the Wiki will endeavour to draw attention to some of the important research being undertaken by professional academics on British Muslim communities and related issues.

It's early days yet, of course. Insha Allah, my own wish is to see a significant Wiki in place by the beginning of 2011. But I can't do it alone - perhaps you'd like to help?

Anyone with a serious and sympathetic interest in British Muslims is eligible to join.

Contact moc.tenretnitb|tcejorp_meensat#buokaY if you are interested in becoming a co-editor.

Reference

Sayyid, S. and Birt, Y. (2006) Presentation to Muslims in Britain Research Network Meeting, Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Thursday 25th May 2006

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