Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West by Jamie GilhamVictorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West by Jamie Gilham

Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West

EditorJamie Gilham, Ron Geaves

Paperback | June 15, 2017

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After formally announcing his conversion to Islam in the late 1880s, the Liverpool lawyer William Henry Abdullah Quilliam publicly propagated his new faith and established the first community of Muslim converts in Victorian Britain. Despite decades of relative obscurity following his death,with the resurgence of interest in Muslim heritage in the West since 9/11 Quilliam has achieved iconic status in Britain and beyond as a pivotal figure in the history of Western Islam and Muslim-Christian relations. In this timely book, leading experts of the religion, history and politics of Islam offer new perspectives and shed fresh light on Quilliam's life and work. Through a series of original essays, the authors critically examine Quilliam's influences, philosophy and outlook, the significance of his workfor Islam, his position in the Muslim world and his legacy. Collectively, the authors ask pertinent questions about how conversion to Islam was viewed and received historically, and how a zealous convert like Quilliam negotiated his religious and national identities and sought to indigenise Islam ina non- Muslim country.
Jamie Gilham is Honorary Research Associate in the Department of History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of Loyal Enemies: British Converts to Islam, 1850-1950. Ron Geaves is Visiting Professor in the Department of History, Archaeology and Religion, based in the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK at Cardi...
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Title:Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.68 inPublished:June 15, 2017Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190688343

ISBN - 13:9780190688349

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