Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Victorian MuslimAbdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jamie Gilham and Ron Geaves

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190688349

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190688349.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 05 December 2020

Abdullah Quilliam

Abdullah Quilliam

A Muslim Revolutionary Socialist?

(p.7) 1 Abdullah Quilliam
Victorian Muslim

Mohammad Siddique Seddon

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the religious and political influences that shaped Abdullah Quilliam’s Muslim missionary activities, philanthropic work and scholarly writings in an attempt to shed light on his particular political convictions as manifest through his unique religiopolitical endeavors. It focuses especially on Quilliam’s Methodist upbringing in Liverpool and his support of the working classes. It argues that Quilliam’s religious and political activism, although primarily inspired by his conversion to Islam, was also shaped and influenced by the then newly emerging proletariat, revolutionary socialism. Quilliam’s continued commitment to the burgeoning working-class trades union movement, both as a leading member representative and legal advisor, coupled with his reputation as the "poor man’s lawyer" because of his frequent fee-free representations for the impoverished, demonstrates his empathetic proximity to working-class struggles.

Keywords:   Abdullah Quilliam, Muslim, Conversion to Islam, Methodist, Working class, Socialism, Trades union movement, Liverpool

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .