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What We Do


The Muslim Institute will help create a world where pluralistic thought, intellectual and artistic creativity, and open debate support the growth of knowledge within the Muslim communities and wider society.


We are a community of Fellows dedicated to ideas and debate that places pluralistic, argued and considered positions in the public space. Through our events and activities, we provide a forum for critical thought, sharing of ideas, expertise and interests among our Fellows, the wider community and beyond.

Aims & Objectives

  • to explore, debate and discuss the pressing intellectual problems and issues facing British Muslim communities and wider society; encourage and support the pursuit of excellence in knowledge and thought as an agent of positive change;

  • to provide an intellectual space where problems and issues can be discussed from multiple perspectives, with the freedom to raise even the most sensitive questions, frankly and openly in the spirit of mutual respect and tolerance;

  • to raise awareness of the great intellectual and cultural heritage of Islam, and bring the considerable storehouse of knowledge developed by Muslim civilisations to the attention of current generations and the wider public in a spirit of critical inquiry;

  • to mobilise the academic, cultural, and intellectual resources, the scientific and technological expertise of British Muslims to facilitate the creation of a thriving, dynamic and forward-looking Muslim community;

  • to promote the civilisational and humanistic dimensions of Islam to create a contemporary culture of intellectual and critical thought within the Muslim community;

  • to search for a contemporary Muslim ethos that enables critical engagement with policy issues bearing directly on the British Muslim community and make a distinctive contribution to the debates of British society;

  • to support academic workers, public intellectuals, policy practitioners, professionals, creative thinkers and researchers of today and of tomorrow.