28 April 2021 New book: Islam in Victorian Liverpool

From the publisher’s website, “. . . a unique eyewitness account dating from 1895 of Britain’s first mosque community by an Ottoman intellectual [Yusuf Samih Asmay]. It not only brings to life the figure of Abdullah Quilliam (1856–1932), the founder and president of the Liverpool Muslim Institute, but the converts who make up its community and their daily lives and religious practices. The author sets out to find the truth about Liverpool’s Muslims — who had become famous all over the Muslim world. The book caused great controversy among Liverpool’s Muslims and was later banned by the Ottomans.” Translated and annotated with an introduction by Yahya Birt, Riordan Macnamara and Münire Zeyneb Maksudoğlu” click here.