British Muslims | Executive Summary

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

This is the executive summary of a report that synthesises open source, humanities and social science research on British Muslims and Islam. It 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 summary 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 executive summary is divided into eight sections, on: (1) the history and demography of British Muslims and their communities; (2) mosques, (3) families, gender and generation; (4) education; (5) transnational connections; (6) Islamic movements and networks; (7) representative bodies, civil society organisations and campaigning groups, and; (8) cultural, secular and ex-Muslims. A number of CREST guides have also been produced in association with the review.

The full report is available here.

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

  • Charities and organisations
  • Demography and communities
  • Families and family life
  • Gender and generations
  • History
  • Mosques
  • Sectarian movements
  • Full annotated report

All of these resources are available to download here:

British Muslims Executive Summary
Click to download

Download the full-length report here.

Download the executive summary here.

All our resources on Muslims in the UK are available to download here:

These resources are produced under a Creative Commons 4.0 BY-NC-SA licence. For more information on how you can use our content read our copyright page.