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The Making of the East London Mosque, 1910–1951

The Making of the East London Mosque, 1910–1951
Minutes of the London Mosque Fund and East London Mosque Trust Ltd

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  • Date Published: August 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107014923

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  • In 2010, the East London Mosque celebrated its centenary. One hundred years earlier, the Aga Khan and Syed Ameer Ali had convened a public meeting at the London Ritz Hotel, where they set out a strategy for the construction of a mosque in London that would be 'worthy of the capital of the British Empire'. The Mosque, however, took a long time to materialise. From the Commercial Road in the East End of London in which it was eventually first set up in 1941, it moved to Fieldgate Street and on to the Whitechapel Road in 1985. Through the lens of the original Minutes and related documents, Professor Ansari takes us on the fascinating journey of how the newly emerging confident Muslim community of the early twentieth century and major figures of the British establishment reached out to one another, each looking to nurture the development of this new multicultural society.

    • Includes annotated Minutes of the meetings of first the Executive Committee and subsequently the Trustees of the London Mosque Fund held between 1910 and 1951
    • Useful appendices include information on key individuals mentioned in the 1910–1951 Minutes; the Articles of Association of the East London Mosque Trust Limited, 1948; and selected documents relating to the East London Mosque, the Jamiat-ul-Muslimin and related developments in the late 1930s and early 1940s
    • A comprehensive and authoritative introduction provides the historical context which sheds light on the growth of the Muslim community in Britain and how it has become a part of British society
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    "For this ground-breaking research study and the resultant fascinating publication, ANsari is to be generously applauded … 'must have' acquisition …"
    The Muslim World Book Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107014923
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 223 x 145 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    Introduction: the London Mosque Fund and the East London Mosque 1910–1941
    The London Mosque Fund and the East London Mosque 1941–1951
    The East London Mosque from 1951
    The East London Mosque and increasing Islamic observance
    Minutes and related correspondence of the East London Mosque Fund and the East London Mosque Trust Ltd (1910–1951)
    Appendix 1. Information on key individuals mentioned in the 1910–1951 minutes
    Appendix 2. Articles of Association of the East London Mosque Trust Limited, 1948
    Appendix 3. Selected documents relating to the East London Mosque, the Jamiat-ul-Muslimin, and related developments in the late 1930s and early 1940s
    Subject index.

  • Editor

    Humayun Ansari, Royal Holloway, University of London
    Professor Humayun Ansari is Professor of Islam and Cultural Diversity, Department of History, and Director of the Centre for Minority Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has written extensively on the subject of Muslims in Western society, cultural diversity and employment matters, and cross-cultural communication issues, and is the author of The Infidel Within: Muslims in Britain Since 1800 (C. Hurst Publishers, 2004). He is a frequent speaker at international conferences on Muslim issues, particularly Muslims in the West. He was awarded an OBE in 2002 for his services to higher education and race relations in the community.

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