Mosques, the Congregation and Anglophone Islam

The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, is delighted to invite you to the upcoming event "Mosques, the Congregation and Anglophone Islam" by Abdul-Azim Ahmed, Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, on Wednesday 5 February 2020.

Abstract:
There are currently somewhere in the region of 2000 mosques in Britain, with many more being established every year, and those that are established, growing and expanding in size. The importance of the mosque to British Muslims, and the role of the congregation in establishing and maintaining them, is an unexplored aspect of contemporary Islamic studies. In this lecture, Abdul-Azim Ahmed explores the role of the Muslim congregation in Britain, and more widely, within Anglophone Islam, as a means of doing and producing religion together.

Speaker:
Dr Abdul-Azim Ahmed is Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK. His doctoral study was an ethnography of a British mosque, exploring the everyday, rhythm, and sacred space. He is continuing his research, but focusing on the prominence of the congregation amongst Muslims in diaspora, and its relationship to an emerging category, that of Anglophone Islam. He has also previously worked in the third-sector in Wales, managing a youth work project and undertaking policy research.

Booking:
This event is free but booking is essential: https://bit.ly/2Tffvrc

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