Requests and Appeals

29th September 2018.

Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative

The Everyday Muslim and Shah Jahan Mosque would like to invite you to attend: Preserving the History and Heritage of Mosques and Muslims in Britain. This unique conference takes place at the Shah Jahan Masjid in Woking, Britain's first purpose-built mosque and the first mosque to awarded Grade I listing.

The day-long activities will support mosques and madrassahs to bring personal history and heritage into their learning spaces and use these ideas to engage with the Muslim community and wider society. As well as, addressing the importance of preserving the history and heritage of mosques in Britain.

The programme will include presentations, workshops and practical advice on how mosques can begin to start documenting their mosques history and heritage and how it can be used to engage with the different sections of the local and wider community.

What should I expect if I attend:

" Meet staff and members from the Shah Jahan mosque already using history and heritage lessons with school visitors, madrassah classes and heritage open days including the MCB initiative 'Visit My Mosque.'

" Presentations from mosque teachers, academics, archivists and Everyday Muslim on the importance of learning about Muslim heritage in Britain and their positive impacts.

" Hear the stories of Muslims who lay down the roots of Muslim organisations in Britain, translators of the Quran and of Muslim soldiers fighting in the British army in WWI and WWII.

" Leave with practical ideas for classroom lessons, school visits and heritage days.

" Take away a practical guide on how to use Muslim heritage in your mosque's learning and engagement strategies. Also, useful advice on record-keeping and archive procedures to maintain and preserve mosque documents.

You can book your free place here:

If you have any questions you can email us at:

Salaams and Regards

Muhammad Habib - Shah Jahan Mosque

Sadiya Ahmed - Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative

19th March 2018.

Questionnaire into Muslim identity, political interest and religiosity

Below is a request from the Islamic University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam, passed on to via the academic Muslims In Britain Research Network's (MBRN) contributor, Stephen Jones. "This questionnaire looks into Muslim identity, political interest and religiosity. It takes between 5 and 8 min. and is voluntary [naturally!]." The link is published here on in good faith and disclaiming any connection with the survey or any access to its results.

Stephen's request via MBRN was, "We have received a request to circulate the survey below on British Muslim identity. It is part of a comparison of Muslim identity in the UK and the Netherlands. Please feel free to forward this to your wider networks:

Link to the survey

Please direct any queries to Ertugrul Gokcekuyu at" will endeavour to assist with a reasonable number of requests such as this that are believed to be academic, independent and not better addressed through individual masjids' own resources (the latter would include e.g. fund raising appeals).