Join IHRC for an author evening with Dr Mamnun Khan to discuss his book Being British Muslims: Beyond Ethnocentric Religion and Identity Politics.
WHEN: Thursday, 21 November, 2019
TIME: 6.30pm onward
WHERE: IHRC Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, London HA9 8PA
Being British Muslims will be available at the IHRC Bookshop to purchase shortly.
Wudu and prayer facilities available
IHRC Bookshop is a minute’s walk from Preston Road Underground station (Metropolitan line). Free parking on nearby residential roads is also available.
About the book:
This highly thought-provoking book, packed with incisive observations and analyses on a wide range of issues facing British Muslims, offers concise yet extensive commentary on the cultural and intellectual contentions in contextualising Islam in the UK.
As of 2018, roughly 50% of the UK’s Muslim population was born in the UK. With this shift comes, on one hand, the loss of “old-ways” of experiencing the world and navigating one’s place within it, and on the other hand it comes with the excitement and opportunity to make “new culture.” The questions now facing British Muslims are: “From where can British Muslims get their inspiration?” and “What should be the nature of this new culture?” These questions are becoming ever more important as the UK’s Muslim population is expected to grow from 5% to 10% by 2050. Thus, the author’s clearly presented analysis provides critical and constructive insights for readers wanting to understand how to make faith more meaningful and relevant, going from a largely immigrant ethnocentric religion and identity politics to one formed on intelligent and confident theocentric understanding.
Essential reading for anyone interested in Islam and British Muslims, including policymakers, community leaders, philanthropists and activists as well as scholars and students of Islamic studies, sociology, cultural studies, politics, philosophy and identity.
About the author:
Mamnun Khan completed his undergraduate degree at Imperial College London and a PhD from Cambridge University. In recent years, Mamnun has advised a number of UK organisations on projects and strategy, as well as founding grassroots initiatives. His passion is to bring critical insight and thought leadership in advocating contextualised Islam and making the British Muslim experience God-centred. For ongoing exploration and research papers visit www.beingbritishmuslims.com.