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Re-living the Abrahamic vision

Re-living the Abrahamic vision

A very warm Eid Mubarak to all.   Eid-ul-Adha (Festival or Feast of Sacrifice) is a commemoration of wilful surrender of Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail (upon them be peace) to God. Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his young son Ismail and the latter’s willingness to give his own life for the pleasure of God...
Patience and Gratitude

Patience and Gratitude

This is a book to benefit kings and princes, the wealthy and the indigent, Sûfîs and religious scholars; (a book) to inspire the sedentary to set out, accompany the wayfarer on the path (al-sa’ir fil târiq) and inform the one journeying towards the Goal.  (Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah)
Understanding and Appreciating Muslim Diversity

Understanding and Appreciating Muslim Diversity

A lot of the discussion about race and diversity tends to focus on numbers and the subject of migration has, in particular, risen up the political agenda. However, a much more profound change is to be found in the sheer breadth of diversity with, for example, over 300 languages spoken in London schools. A wider...
Mosque Open Day Guide

Mosque Open Day Guide

This document outlines the criteria that need to be fulfilled for Mosque Open Day’s.
Muslims in Europe

Muslims in Europe

A central belief of the Open Society Institute (OSI) is that all people in an open society count equally and should enjoy equal opportunities. OSI works to mitigate discrimination, in particular harm done to minorities through discriminatory treatment, and to ensure that access to equal opportunities for all is an integral part of social inclusion...
Super-diversity and the end of identity politics in Britain

Super-diversity and the end of identity politics in Britain

This paper attempts to map out just how diverse Britain is, both in terms of who lives in Britain and how they identify themselves.
Engaging Mosques

Engaging Mosques

The ideas in this toolkit are designed explicitly to respond to the challenges young Muslims face. Their main attraction is the simplicity of putting many of them into action. They can be adapted and used in any mosque that wants to engage more young people and they have been designed by young people, for young...
Inside Madrassas

Inside Madrassas

This report presents research that has been undertaken by IPPR to generate a stronger evidence base on the operation and impact of madrassas in the UK. It identifies challenges that need to be addressed by policymakers, local communities and madrassas themselves. It also identifies ways in which madrassas can achieve their full potential as a...
‘Madrassas’ in the British media

‘Madrassas’ in the British media

  The debate around faith schools in the UK has always been polarised. While supporters of faith schools point to their strong academic results and their potential to promote diversity and tolerance, there remains considerable public and media suspicion about the social impacts that these schools may be having, with critics focusing on the ways...
‘Suspect Communities’?

‘Suspect Communities’?

    Counter-terrorism policy, the press, and the impact on Irish and Muslim communities in Britain. Report of a research project: A comparative study of the representations of ‘suspect’ communities in multi-ethnic Britain and of their impact on Muslim and Irish communities 1974-2007  
British Social Attitudes Towards Religion

British Social Attitudes Towards Religion

  How religious is the British public and how has this changed over time? Getting an accurate picture of the importance of religion in people’s lives matters; not least because it influences the role of religion in policy making and public life, and helps guide the allocation of funding and resources. Click here for a...
Universal Children's Day 2011

Universal Children’s Day 2011

“We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind.” Click here to visit the page for Universal Children’s Day.