British Muslims | Charities and organisations

This guide is part of a series of new resources giving an overview of Muslims and Islam in the UK.

In addition to mosques and sectarian reform movements, the public face of Islam in the UK is composed of diverse organisations, including those that represent British Muslims, provide space for discussion, lobby and campaign, and raise funds for charity. This guide
focuses on a number of the better known and more influential organisations.

The guide draws on academic literature from Islamic studies, religious studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, education, social psychology, and policy and security studies, as well as information from a variety of websites produced by Muslim and Islamic groups, and material from news websites.

Written by CREST Researcher Professor Kim Knott, this guide comes out of CREST’s Ideas, Beliefs and Values in Social Context project and is intended to inform and enrich discussions about Muslims in the UK.

The guide covers civil society organisations and campaigning groups as well as charities including:

  • Cage
  • The City Circle
  • iEngage/MEND
  • Inspire
  • Islamic Relief
  • Muslim Aid
  • Muslim Hands
  • Penny Appeal
  • Tell Mama
  • Quilliam

Other resources available in our series on Muslims in the UK include:

  • Demography and communities
  • Families and family life
  • Gender and generations
  • History
  • Mosques
  • Sectarian movements
  • Full annotated report
  • Executive summary of full report

All of these resources are available to download here:

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