Tag: Caliphate

What the caliphate is and isn’t

Thanks to the creation of a so called caliphate by the group known as the Islamic State, the issue of the caliphate has received some attention of late, and not for the right reasons. Thanks to the brutality of IS (Islamic State), many may have acquired a skewed […]

Abdullah Quilliam: Britain’s First ‘Islamist’?

William Henry Quilliam (April 10, 1856 – 1932), who changed his name to Abdullah Quilliam, was a 19th century convert from Christianity to Islam, noted for founding England’s first mosque and Islamic centre. He wrote, “Among Muslims none should be known as Turks, Arabs, Kurds, Ajem, Afghans, Indians […]