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This chapter provides an up-to-date account of the situation of Muslims in United Kingdom. Islam is the second largest religious grouping in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Higher Education Funding Council for England designated Islamic Studies a strategically important subject in June 2007 following a review of all aspects of 'Islam at Universities in England'. Annual 'Id al-Fitr and 'Id al-Adha celebrations are held throughout the UK, usually organised by local mosques and Islamic centres. There are a number of Muslim newspapers and magazines in circulation. The two longest running are the Muslim News and Q-News. Islamic Awareness Week takes place in England and Wales during late November every year and is organised by the Islamic Society of Britain. It began in 1994, to "raise awareness and remove misconceptions surrounding Britain's second largest faith group".

Keywords: 'Id al-Adha; 'Id al-Fitr; mosques; Muslim News; Muslims; Q-News; United Kingdom



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