Fatima Barkatulla: What is “normative Islam”?

Scholar of Islamic law, Fatima Barkatulla shares her thoughts on what constitutes as "normative Islam". Islam means "Surrender to the will of God". It is...

IHRC: “Defining ‘Normative Islam'”

The publication of a new report seeking to define 'Normative Islam' is long overdue but whether it will actually change reporting and policy-making is...

Middle East Monitor: “UK survey on British Muslims cites Palestine as major issue”

Writing in the Middle East Monitor, Nasim Ahmed explains the importance given to the liberation of Palestine in the Normative Islam Report. Few would have...

Normative Islam Report media coverage

Whilst the mainstream British press had surprisingly failed to cover the findings of the Normative Islam Report, popular alternative and international media outlets, as...

IBT: “Does ISIS represent Islam? Influential British Muslims say no”

Almost all influential British Muslims consider the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, to be an illegitimate organization. At least, that's according to a...

Huffington Post: “Do Muslims Ever Agree on Anything?”

Writing in the Huffington Post, Dr Siema Iqbal shares her thoughts on the Normative Islam Report findings. Despite Islam being the fastest growing and second...

Middle East Eye: ‘Normative Islam’ has always existed and will continue to exist

Writing in the Middle East Eye, deputy editor of 5Pillars Dilly Hussain explains that 'normative Islam' has always existed and will continue to exist. Islam...

Christian Today: Influential British Muslims say ISIS is ‘illegitimate’

The overwhelming majority of influential British Muslims think ISIS is not a legitimate Islamic state, according to a study. The report on "normative Islam" examined...

Coolness of Hind: “Islam is not the problem, neoconservatism is”

A report commissioned by British Muslim news site 5Pillars reveals some interesting insights into the beliefs and views of Muslims in Britain.  One hundred...

Russia Today: “94% of influential British Muslims say ISIS is illegitimate”

Nearly all influential British Muslims strongly agreed that ISIS does not represent mainstream Muslim views and is not a “legitimate Islamic State,” a new...