Leadership, Authority and Representation in British Muslim Communities

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January 2021
258 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03943-741-2 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03943-742-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Leadership, Authority and Representation in British Muslim Communities that was published in

Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities
The contributions explore Muslim religious leadership in multiple forms and settings. While traditional authority is usually correlated with theology and piety, as in the case of classically trained ulema, the public advocacy of Muslim community concerns is often headed by those with professionalized skillsets and civic experience. In an increasingly digital world, both women and men exercise leadership in novel ways, and sites of authority are refracted from traditional loci, such as mosques and seminaries, to new and unexpected places. This collection provides systematic focus on a topic that has hitherto been given rather diffuse consideration. It complements historical work on community leadership as well as more contemporary discussion on the training and role of Islamic religious authorities. It will be of interest to scholars in Religious Studies, Sociology, Political Science, History, and Islamic Studies.
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authentic Islam; imams; inclusion; mosque governance; mosques; Muslim women; Islam in Britain; British Muslims; religious authority; individualism; rationalisation of religion; representation; leadership; religious authority; religious leadership; religious tribunals; Shariah tribunals; Islamic law; British Muslims; Muslim leadership; Muslim teachers; Muslims in Britain; education; religious education; RE teachers; tactical religion; strategic religion; Muslims in Britain; authority; journalism; journalist-source relations; representation; civic journalism; qualitative methods; mosque; conflict; imam; committee members; religious/bureaucratic authority; Islam; Muslim; Bangladeshi; Britain; Fultoli; Fultolir Sahib; Sylhet; Shah Jalal; Tablighi Jama’at; British mosques; Dewsbury Markaz; Hafiz Patel; Nizamuddin; Islamic revival; Deobandi; Muslims in Britain; Islam in Britain; authority and leadership; Islamic knowledge; gender and piety; female Muslim authorities; Muslim subjectivities; Imam training; Muslim religious leadership; Islamic education; darul-ulums; Islamic studies; British Islam; Dar al-Uloom; Islam in Britain; Deoband; ulama; tradition; authority; Darul Uloom; seminary; chaplaincy; accreditation; servant leadership; paraguiding; the jurisprudence of reality; Muslim women; leadership; British Muslim history; feminism; feminist history; British Islam; British Muslim studies; mosques; British Muslims; Media Studies; Religious Studies; Islamic Studies; religious leadership; British Islam; identity; Fuad Nahdi; Q-News; religious authority; Sufism; British Muslims; faith-based representation; leadership; umbrella organisation; MCB; civil society; political participation; n/a; Islam; Muslims in Britain; leadership; authority; representation; mosques; religious institutions; darul uloom; islamic education; imams; ulema

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