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Fuad Nahdi, Q-News, and the Forging of British Islam: Some Personal Reflections

The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Religions 2020, 11(5), 220; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11050220
Received: 17 April 2020 / Revised: 21 April 2020 / Accepted: 23 April 2020 / Published: 29 April 2020
This obituary offers some personal memories of Fuad Nahdi (1957–2020), based on my interactions with him, as well as some reflections on the historic importance of Q-News, the British Muslim periodical Nahdi founded, which was published between 1992 and 2006, partly based on short impromptu interviews done with some who worked on the magazine with Nahdi. In Q-News, Nahdi created the most consequential UK Muslim publication of its day and helped shape how a whole generation of young Muslims saw their identity and faith. He should be remembered alongside Abdullah Quilliam (1856–1932) and Dr Kalim Siddiqui (1931–1996) as among the great journalists-cum-activists that British Islam has produced. View Full-Text
Keywords: British Muslims; Media Studies; Religious Studies; Islamic Studies; religious leadership; British Islam; identity; Fuad Nahdi; Q-News; religious authority; Sufism British Muslims; Media Studies; Religious Studies; Islamic Studies; religious leadership; British Islam; identity; Fuad Nahdi; Q-News; religious authority; Sufism
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Birt, Y. Fuad Nahdi, Q-News, and the Forging of British Islam: Some Personal Reflections. Religions 2020, 11, 220.

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