• Articles

  • Memes and Madhabs

    Faisal Ali 15 September 2018

    Like many young Muslims in the diaspora, growing up in Cardiff our Muslim community was a very diverse one. Muslims… read more

  • What British Muslims Really Think About Christmas

    Laura Jones 22 December 2017

    It’s that time of year again. The time of the year when websites and social media are buzzing with the… read more

  • A Brief History of Muslims in Wales

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 5 November 2017

    The best place to begin the story is in the late eight century with King Offa of Mercia, who is… read more

  • The Forgotten (Muslim) Revival of Wales

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 5 November 2017

    For those familiar with the history of Wales, the phrase ‘Welsh Revival’  evokes very powerful images. It describes an era… read more

  • Mosques, Churches and Temples – the religious landscape of Pokemon

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 5 November 2017

    Pokemon Go is taking over. Its devotees travel in pilgrimage to its sacred sites (Pokestops), attend to their divine beings… read more

  • The Mosques of Wales

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 5 November 2017

    An article Abdul-Azim Ahmed wrote for Click on Wales, the online portal of the Institute for Welsh Affairs. It details… read more

  • Human (Im)Perfection: Jewish Views on Christianity and Islam

    Rabbi Allen Maller 6 October 2017

    Although basic religious values are eternal; religious communities are affected by a world that has increasingly changed over the last… read more

  • Qawwali: A Truly Mystical Encounter

    Kynaat Awan 6 December 2016

    Qawalli is a mystical form of music from the Sufi sect of Islam that has inspired people worldwide for centuries.… read more

  • Who are Britain’s Muslims?

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 12 August 2016

    An introduction to Muslim denominations and religious diversity by Abdul-Azim Ahmed A Sufi, a Salafi, a member of the Tablighi… read more

  • BOOK REVIEW: Sufis, Salafis and Islamists

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 13 July 2016

    It is increasingly common to meet journalists, politicians and interested members of the general public who are curious about the… read more

  • The Collusion between New Atheism and Neoconservatism’s Counter Terror Industry

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 12 February 2016

    An old Welsh fable from the Mabinogion tells the story of Bran the Blessed, the giant King of Britain, who… read more

  • Investigating the Missing Mary Magdalene in Islam

    Nakita Valerio 3 January 2016

    Nakita Valerio explores the absence of Mary Madalene from Islamic scripture, despite the importance placed on Jesus as a significant… read more

  • David Cameron

    How Military Adventurism and Suspicion of Islam Have Become Part Of The British Political Landscape

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 23 October 2015

    “The neocon ascendency is total”. These words were written by associate editor of the Spectator Peter Oborne, describing the political… read more

  • The Same God?

    Josef Linnhoff 5 May 2015

    Josef Linnhoff reviews Miroslav Volf’s Allah : A Christian Response The ubiquitous ‘Islam and the West’ debate is arguably becoming… read more

  • 7 Religious Ideas Worth Reflecting On

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 5 May 2015

    There are some ideas and nuggets of knowledge that make you pause and think. Either because its forces you to… read more

  • The Forefather of Religious Studies

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 5 May 2015

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed explores the life and work of al-Biruni, a tenth century polymath famed for producing one of the earliest… read more

  • Religious Pluralism is God’s Will

    Rabbi Allen Maller 5 May 2015

    Most college students have at one time or another asked, ‘If there is only one God why are there so… read more

  • Ukip, the Grand Mufti, and War Crimes

    On Religion Team 5 May 2015

    The Grand Mufti of al-Azhar, Shawki Allam, is one of the most senior Muslim clerics in the world. It is… read more

  • Earliest Quranic Codex Discovered

    On Religion Team 5 May 2015

    Until recently, the earliest codices of the Quran were considered to be in Topkapi Palace Museum in Turkey and Tashkent… read more

  • Faithwashing ISIS

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 20 February 2015

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed argues we need to see ISIS in the cold light of day, and not the heated rhetoric of… read more

  • Rethinking Religion in Northern Ireland

    John Roberts 16 February 2015

    John Roberts explores the diversity of religion in Northern Ireland beyond Protestantism and Catholicism. Northern Ireland’s history is one of… read more

  • Editorial – Conflict, Croissants and Communication

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 17 October 2014

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed on what to expect from Issue 8 of On Religion… Iraq and Ukraine Religion has dominated the headlines… read more

  • The myth of a Sunni-Shia war

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 17 June 2014

    The narrative of a Sunni-Shia war is so prevalent it is now accepted without challenge – but Abdul-Azim Ahmed argues… read more

  • Woolwich

    The Media is Putting Lives At Risk

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 23 May 2013

    Following Wednesday’s horrific attack, the Muslim Council of Britain wasted no time in condemning the attacks as barbaric and completely… read more