Academic Writing


(with Dilwar Hussain and Ataullah Siddiqui) (eds.) British Secularism and Religion: Islam, Society and the State (Markfield: Kube Publishing, 2011). [Link]

About Muhammad

Foreword’ in Abdelwahab El-Affendi (ed.) About Muhammad, the Other Western Perspective on the Prophet of Islam: A Short Anthology of Writings on the Prophet Muhammad from the 18th Century to the Present (Richmond, Surrey: Legacy, 2010), pp. xi-xiii. [Link]


A Mosque Too Far: Islam and the Limits of British Multiculturalism‘ (with Sophie Gilliat-Ray, University of Cardiff) in Stefano Allievi (ed.) Mosques in Europe: Why a solution has become a problem (London: Alliance Publishing Trust, 2010), 135-152. [Link]

Governing Muslims after 9/11‘ in S. Sayyid and Abdoolkarim Vakil (eds) Thinking Through Islamophobia: Global Perspectives (London and New York: Hurst and Columbia University Press, 2010), 117-127. [Link]

The Radical Nineties Revisited: Jihadi Discourses in Britain‘ in Madawi al-Rasheed and Marat Shterin (eds.) Dying for Faith (London: I.B. Tauris, 2009), 105-110. [Link]

Islamophobia in the construction of British Muslim identity politics‘ in Peter E. Hopkins and Richard Gale (eds.) Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009), 210-227. [Link]

(with Philip Lewis, University of Bradford) ‘The Pattern of Islamic Reform in Britain: the Deobandis between intra-Muslim sectarianism and engagement with wider society’ in Martin van Bruinessen and Stefano Allievi (eds.) Producing Islamic Knowledge: Transmission and Dissemination in Western Europe (London: Routledge, 2010), 91-120. [Link]

Good Imam, Bad Imam: Civic Religion and National Integration in Britain post-9/11’, The Muslim World (Hartford Seminary), (October 2006), 96/4, 687-705.
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Between Nation and Umma: Muslim Loyalty in a Globalizing World’ in Islam21, 40, January 2006, 6-11.
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State We In coverIslamic Citizenship in Britain after 7/7: Tackling Extremism and Preserving Freedoms’ in Aftab Ahmed Malik (ed.) The State We Are In: Identity, Terror and the Law of Jihad (Bristol: Amal Press, 2006), 3-13.
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Euro Muslims Sec State coverLocating the British Imam: The Deobandi `Ulama between Contested Authority and Public Policy Post-9/11’ in Jocelyne Cesari and Sean McLoughlin (eds.) European Muslims and the Secular State (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005), 181-196.
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MWBR coverMuslims and the Politics of Race and Faith in Britain and Europe’, Muslim World Book Review, 26/1, Autumn 2005, 6-19. [Link to PDF] [Reproduced with the permission of the MWBR].

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Lobbying and Marching: British Muslims and the State’ in Tahir Abbas (ed.) Muslim Britain: Communities under Pressure (London: Zed, 2005), 92-106.
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trans conn coverWahhabism in the United Kingdom: manifestations and reactions’ in Madawi al-Rasheed (ed.)
Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulf (London: Routledge, 2005), 168-184.
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MWBR coverStanding out for justice even against ourselves: Muslims and Terrorism in the Wider World, Muslim World Book Review, 24/2, Winter 2004, 5-16.
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[Reproduced with the permission of the MWBR].