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Islam In Victorian Liverpool

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In this astonishing and revelatory podcast, we delve into the controversial eyewitness account of Britain’s first mosque community, as observed by Ottoman intellectual, Yusuf Samih Asmay.

‘Islam in Victorian Liverpool’ has been brought back to modern readers by editors, Yahya Birt, Riordan Macnamara and Münire Zeyneb Maksudoglu, who join us for a frank and lively discussion about its author and the chief protagonist, English convert Abdullah Quilliam, the founder of the Liverpool Muslim Institute. Uncover the intrigues, the comical moments and an inside view on England’s “Church of Islam”.

Presenter: Remona Aly
Producer: Thomas Glasser

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