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Victorian MuslimAbdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West$
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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

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Abdullah Quilliam’s International Influence

Abdullah Quilliam’s International Influence

America, West Africa and Beyond

(p.113) 7 Abdullah Quilliam’s International Influence
Victorian Muslim

Brent D. Singleton

Oxford University Press

News concerning Abdullah Quilliam and his establishment of a community of British converts to Islam in Liverpool quickly spread across the world. This chapter agues that, as a well-placed convert in the heart of the British Empire, Quilliam symbolized many things to Muslim communities worldwide. Correspondingly, each group of Muslims perceived him in whatever light they needed to see him. The American converts to Islam saw a model, a mentor, and a mediator. For Muslims in the British Empire, particularly Africa, Quilliam provided a morale boost, a legitimatization for holding on to their religion and culture in the face of colonialism. Muslims outside of the British Empire considered Quilliam an agent for the spread of Islam in the West. This chapter discusses Quilliam’s relationship with these communities, focusing on American and West African Muslims.

Keywords:   Abdullah Quilliam, Islam, Muslims, British Empire, British converts to Islam, American Muslims, West African Muslims, Muslims in the British Empire, Africa, Liverpool

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