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Congratulations to my student Shahajada Musa on his M.Res. Islamic Studies award. His thesis is entitled 'Scholar from a Garrison Land (A critical analysis of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhāb's Doctrine in light of the Qur’ān and Hadīth)' and ...

Lehigh Conference
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I participated in the first session of this Lehigh conference organised by Rob Rozehnal (via Zoom), alongside Sana Patel and Ismail Fajrie Alatas, in a panel on Authority and Authenticity. It was interesting to hear their papers, and to to receive comments from respondent Dheepa Sundaram. I also caught Madelina Nuñez and Harold Morales presenting ...

Books
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Hot off the press, Robert Rozehnal's edited volume 'Cyber Muslims' has arrived in my letter box. He has done a great job pulling together the 15 chapters into this volume, which I am sure will be of interest to anyone working on different aspects of Islam and the digital sphere.

I have a chapter in the book (The Net Imam Effect'). I'm looking ...

Brick Lane, Minaret.
Research
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Here's a press release from UWTSD relating to a new collaborative research project on Digital British Islam, funded by the ESRC. I'm working as Principal Investigator with a team comprising academics from Coventry University and the University of Edinburgh. More details to follow:

UWTSD, ...

Virtually Islamic Blog
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I'm going back to individual posts on the Taliban situation in Afghanistan, as the evacuation phase is reaching its initial conclusion. You can track back on earlier posts by clicking the 'Taliban' category (above). The inordinate file sizes for the pages meant that they were becoming difficult to access. I am prepping a chapter on this for my next ...

Al Jazeera, 16.8.21
Afghanistan
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Collected links on the situation in Afghanistan, with a subtext on social media and internet concerns, are below. As always, posting does not necessarily mean endorsement. In line with the central area of my research, my focus is on internet use in relation to this situation (I'm not an Afghanistan expert). Please be patient with accessing this page, ...

CONFERENCE
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Islamic Responses to COVID-19: Authority and Religiosity in #Muslim Communities and Digital Worlds

I'm organising a one-day online conference is being held on 1st July 2021 between 11.00-19.00 BST on 'Islamic Responses to COVID-19: Authority and Religiosity in #Muslim Communities & Digital ...

PhD
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Many congratulations to Dr Owen Watkin for obtaining his PhD for his thesis entitled “Arthur John Arberry (1905-1969): A Critical Evaluation of an Orientalist”.

A.J. Arberry is a significant but under-researched academic figure, famous in particular for his Qur’an translations, but also for many other works. Owen’s work goes a long way to ...

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