Quilliam is delighted to announce the start of a seven-week conversation about Islam, from Monday 11th July to Friday 26th August 2016, through the lens of our Theology and Outreach team, using the hashtag #MyIslam. Watch the trailer video for #MyIslam here!

With the holy month of Ramadan over for another year, and the celebrations of Eid behind us, #MyIslam looks to the future and delves into the unique journeys of a variety of different Muslims and their interpretations of faith.

We see that this diversity not only binds them together and makes them stronger, but is one of the transcending elements in the rich tapestry and heritage of Islam. Quilliam’s staff agree on Islam’s beauty, its values, and its importance in their lives, despite minor disagreements in their personal interpretations of it.

Often, a binary vision and teaching of Islam dominates our news channels and our discussions, stripping it of its intellectual heritage and bedrock of pluralism and tolerance. #MyIslam celebrates that latter history and shows that Islam can also be a strong alternative to Islamist extremism, and is compatible with liberal values and universal human rights.

Each week, we will be introducing you to a different member of our team who will guide you through their work and their journeys, and answer your questions interactively. From post-Salafi Sheikhs and Al-Azhari scholars, to female Sufi academics and Iraqi Shias – Quilliam will shine a light on the diversity and pluralism within the faith.

We don’t represent Islam and we’re not a Muslim organisation. But we think that it is often the most extreme and the most violent that have the loudest voices. And we want to change that. So please look out for exciting new content and open your eyes to the variety of opinions on offer.

Different voices. Informed voices. Muslim voices.

#MyIslam. What’s yours?


One thought on “Quilliam’s Theology Team Launches #MyIslam Campaign

  1. Mourad Habib says:

    Thank you for this wonderful idea. I am 50 years old Coptic Christian, who lived in Egypt most of my life. I lived closely with muslim people whom I love, respect and admire their zeal for pleasing God. I can mention thousands of stories of good humanly interaction between Coptic Christians and Muslims, however in the last 30 years things changed dramatically.
    I recall my next door neighbor Mustafa who I used to play with in my child hood has suddenly changed when passed his teen time, he let his beard, became more serious and rather angry and above all he cut his nice friendship with me.
    When years passed by the gap between Muslims and Christians in my country widened more and more. It is very clear now that the reason of widening of this gap was the Jeehadi, Wahaaby Islam teaching which found its root in some rotten, non revised books and money resources from Saudi Arabia!
    This idea of Jeehadi islam has to be thoroughly examined in all the Muslim books, appraised and put to the light so that people start to realize the truth.
    The Jeehadist books claim that this is the true Islam, so if it is unfortunately it has to be revised and cleaned off all the anti-humanity foundations.
    Mustafa’s mother was a Muslim too, I seen in her the Islam which I want to see in all Muslims. She loved every one, and she respected all the creation. She didn’t read and writ, but she was a woman of proper knowledge better than those who were raised on Wahabee’s books.
    Islam books have got to be revised, and strongly examined in front of every one and then cleaned with very harsh laws.
    Let true Muslims live again in peace, prosperity and happiness
    Mourad Habib
    A Coptic Christian from Egypt

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