Muslims have lived, worked, and practiced their faith in England, since the sixteenth century and today Islam is the second largest religion in the UK. Despite this, Islam is still seen as a foreign religion with many espousing the view that British and Islamic values are two opposing sets of ideals.
This panel questions whether there can be an Islam that is distinctly British, combining cultural and religious traditions to create a new, unique British Muslim identity, whether this country could one day play a key part in the progressive future of Islam, introducing female imams for example.
Alternatively, could it be that this is already happening, but going unacknowledged? Do we ignore integrated Muslims because they don’t align with the otherness that we expect from them?
Join Qari Asim, Nick Baines and Myriam Francois, with event chair Seán McLoughlin, as they discuss how far integration is possible within the UK, and what might be holding it back.