An Ethnography of Female Salafi Converts in Birmingham

In the name of Allāh, the Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy.

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation; may Allah extol the mention of our noble Prophet Muhammad in the highest company of Angels, bless him and give him peace and security―and his family, his Companions and all those who follow him correctly until the establishment of the Hour.

“Despite the intensification of characterising Salafi women as the ultimate Other in the West’s gendered War on Terror, Salafism continues to be one of the most successful agents of female conversion to Islam in the West. Yet the dominant framing of Salafism as a virulent religious ideology that predisposes its members towards violent extremism shows that it is also one of the most misunderstood Muslim sects of our time.”

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3 Comments

  1. Assalaamu alaiki wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Dr Naheed Anwar.

    Mashā’ Allah Allahumma bārik, a fantastic piece of research. I am looking forward to reading what comes next insha’Allah

    Insha’Allah I plan to print this off and share it with my non-Muslim family who do not understand the desire to be Muslim/Salafi.

    May Allah reward you abundantly for your research and allow it to be used as a means of dawah for Muslims and non-Muslims alike Ameen

  2. Asalamu Alaikum,
    I loved the article, and I would love to learn more. I’m very excited about where this website is going, so may Allah reward your efferts.

  3. This was such a engrossing piece. Felt very relatable and leaving me wanting to read more about the studies you’ve undergone Inshallah! May Allaah reward you Ameen.

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