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Living Sharia Project Workshop

As Part of the Living Sharia Project, a workshop was organised for key stakeholders from CoEJ and Jamaats taking part in the research on Friday 19 July and Saturday 20 July 2019.

The Living Shariah Project workshop was organised by Dr. Morgan Clarke and Dr. Ali Reza Bhojani from the Anthropology department of the Oxford university and was held at Keble College, University of Oxford. The aim of the workshop was to use the emergent findings from the project to facilitate thinking regarding best practices, challenges, opportunities and strategic approaches to relevant educational programmes within our communities.

The Living Sharia Project is focused on highlighting the lived experience of sharia amongst Muslims in the U.K. Academic research on Islam usually focuses more on political questions than on understanding everyday Muslim religious life.

This research aims to help remedy that by focusing instead on what it means to Muslims to follow the sharia in their personal, ethical and devotional lives.

The research engages directly with important academic questions and hopes that the outputs will contribute to the broader public understanding of sharia and Islam and inform the communities own educational strategies and programmes.