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Global Muslim Diaspora - Muslim Communities and Minorities in Non-OIC Member States: United Kingdom
Date : 19 April 2019

The Global Muslim Diaspora – United Kingdom (UK) report addresses gaps in the literature regarding global Muslim diasporic community by comprehensively examining the principle aspects of UK’s Muslim population. The study utilizes survey analysis, in-depth interviews, roundtable meetings and workshops to understand the major characteristics and challenges that Muslims in the UK face.

The study finds that the UK has a richly diverse, vibrant and strong Muslim community that is getting stronger every day. A reason for this has been the advent of the second and third generation Muslims, who are taking over from their parents and grandparents as leaders of the Muslim community. These individuals, simultaneously proud Muslims and proud Britons, are the future of the Muslim diaspora and their secret for success is their level of integration into both the mainstream society and their cultural communities. These young Muslims are able to adapt according to the necessities of multiple identities and they are more than equipped to lead the Muslim communities of tomorrow. Therefore, instead of a potential threat, Muslims’ integration into their host societies should be viewed as an opportunity and instrument of a much brighter future for all Muslims. The Muslim population in the UK projects a better future for themselves and other Muslims living in Muslim majority countries.

Online Electronic Version

  • Global Muslim Diaspora - Muslim Communities and Minorities in Non-OIC Member States: United Kingdom (English)