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Dr Azim Ahmed

Dr Azim Ahmed

Research Associate in British Muslim Studies

Ysgol Hanes, Archaeoleg a Chrefydd

+44 (0)29 2087 5634
5.15, Adeilad John Percival , Rhodfa Colum, Caerdydd, CF10 3EU
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Dr Abdul-Azim Ahmed completed his doctorate in 2016, an ethnographic study of a British mosque. He has since continued his work and research in British Muslim congregational studies, but with a longstanding interest in the history and settlement of Muslims in Wales. He has passion for the public communication of "religion", and is founder and editor of On Religion, a magazine that explores faith and society.

He is Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, and working towards publication of a book telling the story of Britain's nearly 2000 mosques.


I hold a BA in Religious Studies, an MA in Islam in Contemporary Britain, and a PhD which explored the role and function of mosques using ethnographic research methods.

Aside from working in academia, I have been involved in policy, research, and project management in the third-sector, as well as launching and editing a quarterly magazine.

I am currently working towards publication of a monograph on British Mosques.

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

- Muslims in Britain Research Network (MBRN)

- British Association for the Study of Religion (BASR)

- British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS)

- Sociology of Religion Research Network (SocRel)

- Association for the Sociology of Religion

- British Sociological Association (BSA)

Ymrwymiadau siarad cyhoeddus

May 2018 – “The Utility and Relevance of Shahab Ahmed’s “What is Islam?” to British Muslim Studies” at the Islam-UK Centre Symposium

March 2018 – Presented on the “Politics of Religious Architecture” in a panel discussion organised by the Baroness Warsi Foundation, Cardiff

March 2018  - Presented “Who Needs a Masjid?” to the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK as part of their Spring Public Lecture Series

Dec 2017 – Presented “The Mosque in Britain: Rhythmanalysis, Religion, and Recognising Diversity” at the “Power of Mosques” conference at the University of Copenhagen

Sept 2017 – Presented “God and Grime: Religious Literacy and British Hip-Hop” at the Muslims in Britain Research Network Conference at Birmingham University

June 2017 – Chair and discussant in “Spaces for Secular Faith” conference held in Bristol University

April 2016 – Presented at the Islam and Peaceful Relations Conference on “Rethinking the Role of Conflict in Peace”

September 2015 – Presented at the British Association for the Study of Religion Conference on “Sacred Rhythms in the Mosque”.

July 2015 – Presented at the Sociology of Religion Research Network Conference on “Sacred Rhythms and the Mosque”.







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