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Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West

Jamie Gilham and Ron Geaves


After formally announcing his conversion to Islam in the late 1880s, the Liverpool lawyer William Henry Abdullah Quilliam publicly propagated his new faith and established the first community of Muslim converts in Victorian Britain. Despite decades of obscurity following his death, with the resurgence of interest in Muslim heritage in the West since 9/11, Quilliam has achieved iconic status in Britain and beyond as a pivotal figure in the history of Western Islam and Muslim–Christian relations. In this timely book, leading experts of the religion, history and politics of Islam offer new perspe ... More

Keywords: Abdullah Quilliam, Islam, Muslim, Britain, Victorian, Conversion to Islam, Western Muslim, Muslim-Christian relations, History, Religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190688349
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190688349.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jamie Gilham, editor
Royal Holloway, University of London

Ron Geaves, editor
Cardiff University