Track 1: Islam in the West

A short introduction to this album.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Islam in the West    A short introduction to this album. Play now Islam in the West
2 Contours of the Muslim landscape    A discussion outlining the contours of the Muslim landscape in Britain. Play now Contours of the Muslim landscape
3 Q-news Magazine    A look at the Q-news magazine and its role within the Muslim community in Britain. Play now Q-news Magazine
4 Reconciling Islam with the West    Professor Tariq Ramadan explains what led him to write Western Muslims and the future of Islam. Play now Reconciling Islam with the West
5 Rethinking the role of religion in identity    A look at Islam in continental Europe and America, and a look at research in this area and the lessons learnt. Play now Rethinking the role of religion in identity
6 Maintaining the faith    A research scientist talks about how she fits her faith into her daily life and social life. Play now Maintaining the faith
7 Researching cultural proximity    A look at research on how media coverage is having an influence Muslims, and whether cultural proximity has a role to play in this. Play now Researching cultural proximity
8 What is Sufism?    A typical day in the life of a Sufi Muslim and how this differs from mainstream Islam. Play now What is Sufism?
9 Muslim Council of Britain    A look at how Muslims are heard and represented in western society today and in the past. Play now Muslim Council of Britain
10 Relating to wider society through inter-faith relations    A look at the spiritual aspects of Sufism and the role of Islam in society. Play now Relating to wider society through inter-faith relations
11 Puritanical Influences    A discussion on why puritanical and anti western readings of Islam are proving so influential in the Muslim community Play now Puritanical Influences
12 Freedom of speech    A research scientist talks about her experiences after 9/11. Play now Freedom of speech
13 Criticism of faith    Why Muslims reacted to the satanic verses in the manner that they did. Play now Criticism of faith
14 Dual loyalty of Muslims    Tariq Ramadan on the issue of dual loyalty of Muslims, to the Muslim Imam and to the non-Muslim state. Play now Dual loyalty of Muslims