The Muslim Council of Britain is supporting the largest ever national survey entitled Understanding British Imams, a three-year research project based at Cardiff University’s Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK
An anonymised online survey – designed to be completed by the Imam, member of the mosque management or anyone who attends the mosque – which takes no more than 5 minutes to complete is available online at:
What is the study about?
Imams play a significant role in Muslim communities, yet relatively little academic research has emerged about them. This project seeks to understand more about Imams and their day-to-day work. We are doing this by speaking to different Imams across the country and to other people who work with them. As a result, we hope that wider society will gain a better appreciation of the role Imams play in modern Britain.
Who are the researchers and who is funding the project?
The study is based at Cardiff University’s Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK. It is entirely funded by the Jameel Research Programme, a philanthropic organisation set up to improve understanding about Muslims in Britain. There are three researchers working on this project: Dr Riyaz Timol, Professor Sophie Gilliat-Ray and Maulana Dr Haroon Sidat.
Want to get involved or know more?
Dr Riyaz Timol delivered a presentation on the project at the MCB’s national Our Mosques Our Future conference in October 2019. The PDF slides can be viewed online here:
Please visit the research study project website at the link below for more information or to get in touch with the research team: