Narratives of Conversion to Islam in Britain: Female Perspectives

Published: 16 May 2013

 

The Centre of Islamic Studies is delighted to announce the launch of  the report Narratives of Conversion to Islam in Britain: Female Perspectives on 16 May 2013. The launch will take place 6-8pm at The Khalili Lecture Theatre, The School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS).

Speakers: Professor Yasir Suleiman, University of Cambridge, Ms. Batool Al-Toma, Director, New Muslims Project, Professor Muhammad Abdel Haleem, SOAS

Chair: Ms. Kristiane Backer  

To download the report please click here

To watch interviews with the Project Leader and Participants please click here and to find out about an upcoming Narratives of Conversion talk organised by City Circle please click here

For information about the Scottish launch of the report please click here

Press coverage

'A ground-breaking report examining the experiences of nearly 50 British women of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and faiths (or no faith) – who have all converted to Islam - was launched in London yesterday by the University of Cambridge.' (Cambridge Research News)

Click here to read the full article (University of Cambridge Research News)

Click here to listen to Professor Yasir Suleiman discuss the report on Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4

Click here to read 'Women converts to Islam risk rejection and abuse' (The Times)

Click here to read 'Female converts to Islam considered in new study' (The Times Higher Education)

Click here to read 'Changing my religion' (The Economist)

Click here to read 'Supporting Converts to Islam Should Concern Us All' (The Huffington Post)

Click here to read 'Muslim Women Converts Tell of Hijab Dilemmas, Family Rows and Negative Portrayal of Faith' (The Huffington Post)

Click here to read 'Converting to Islam is not for the faint-hearted,' report says' (The Conversation)

Click here to read 'The British Women converting to Islam' (BBC Religion)

Click here to read 'Female conversion to Islam in Britain examined in unique research project' (Phys Org)

Click here to read 'Seeking Allah in the Midlands' (The Hindu)

Click here to read 'Converting to Islam: British women on prayer, peace and prejudice' (The Guardian), and here for journalist Veronique Mistiaen's blog which includes the original introduction with details about the Centre's report