SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Exploring Black Muslims’ History and Heritage in Britain and Beyond


Date: 9 February 2019Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 9 February 2019Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT)

Type of Event: Conference

The Muslim Council of Britain in collaboration with SOAS's Centre for African Studies, the Centre for Islamic Middle Eastern Law, Everyday Muslims and Archive inititive and other participating partners invite you to a Symposium and Exhibition with the theme "Exploring Black Muslims’ History and Heritage in Britain and Beyond”.

The aim of the Symposium is to discuss important issues around the way Black Muslims are perceived and treated both within the Muslim Communities itself as well as within British society more broadly, through an exploration of issues around the history, culture and heritage of Black Muslims in the UK and Beyond.

The event will bring together academics, scholars, and stakeholders to discuss important topics around the theme of heritage and culture of the Black Muslims. Highlighting the important contributions of this segment of our communities as well as promote mutual understanding and respect for one another especially in this very difficult period of Brexit.

It is particularly important to have this discussion in order to tackle the problems of Racism, Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination that seem to permeate the social membrane of the society in recent times.

There will be an exhibition of some collections of the Everyday Muslims on the Black Muslims and other segments of the Muslim communities in their many years of work on documenting the Muslim Experience in the UK.

The event will also feature performances such as spoken words, poetry, African fashion showcase among others.


If you would like to attend the event please register. Online registration

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Organiser: Muslim Council for Britain, SOAS Centre of African Studies, and Everyday Muslims and Archive Initiative