British Muslims | Full Report

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

This report 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 report 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 report 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. An executive summary of the full report is also available.

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
  • Executive summary of full report

All of these resources are available to download here:

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Download the full-length report here.

Download the executive summary here.

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