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Author Wilkinson, Matthew

Title Islam in Prison Finding Faith, Freedom and Fraternity
Published Bristol : Policy Press, 2023


Description 1 online resource (318 p.)
Contents Front Cover -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Dedication -- Table of contents -- List of figures, infographics, images and tables -- List of abbreviations -- About the authors -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Introduction: A tale of three prisoners -- Abdurrahman -- Usman -- Understanding Islam in prison -- The over-representation of Muslims in prison -- The purposes of this book -- The comparative element -- The structure of this book -- Chapter 2: What is Islam in prison? -- Chapter 3: Finding their faith: why do prisoners choose Islam? -- Chapter 5: Mainstream Islam in prison
Chapter 6: Islamism and Islamist extremism in prison -- Chapter 8: Caring for Muslim prisoners: Muslim prison chaplaincy -- Chapter 9: Managing Muslim prisoners: treading a middle path between naïvety and suspicion -- Conclusion: The Virtuous Cycle of Rehabilitation and Avoiding the Vicious Cycle of Extremism -- Key messages -- 1 Where does Islam come from and who are Muslim prisoners? -- Muhammad, son of Abdullah, Prophet of God -- The First Revelation -- The message of Islam -- Threats to the Meccan way of life -- The Migration -- Permission to fight
The first battles of Islam: the Battle of Badr and the Battle of Uhud -- The conquest of Mecca, Muhammad's final sermon and death -- Divisions over the Successor (Caliph) to Muhammad -- Shia Muslims -- The Rightly Guided Successors -- The great debate: the expansion of Islam -- The Muslim Enlightenment leads to Abrahamic Renaissance -- The Abrahamic Renaissance -- What happened to Islamic civilisation? -- The Crusades leave their mark -- Muslim civilisation moves east -- Colonial incursions -- The First World War and the end of global Muslim power
The Muslim crisis of faith and responses to modernity -- The Secularists -- The Modernists -- The Islamists -- The Islamist Extremists -- Muslims in prison -- Muslims in European prisons -- Over-representation of Muslims in European prisons: disadvantage, youth and discrimination -- Our characteristic sample of Muslim prisoners -- 2 What is Islam in prison? -- The primary sources of Islam -- The Qur'an in prison -- The Sunna in prison -- Hadith -- The Sunna was important to prisoners -- The Schools of Law (madhahib) -- The purposes (maqasid) of the Sharia -- The Pillars of Islam -- Charity
The Fast of Ramadan -- The Permitted (halal) and The Forbidden (haram) in prison -- The halal and haram for our sample of prisoners -- Music -- Muslim prison chaplains tended to teach that music is forbidden (haram) in Islam -- Non-observant Muslim prisoners -- Conclusion: Beliefs are living realities in prison -- 3 Finding their faith: why do prisoners choose Islam? -- Conversion to Islam in prison -- Conversion to Islam -- Within-faith conversion -- Types of Muslim prisoner -- Significant levels of religious conversion in prison
Summary This overview of Islam and prison provides a thorough understanding of Muslim prisoners' experiences in Britain and Europe. It explores issues including conversion to Islam, rehabilitation and the extent to which prisons foster extremism, and gives practitioners and policy-makers ideas for better engagement and achieving positive outcomes
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Conversion to and intensification in Islam was most likely in England
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Muslim prisoners -- Great Britain
Muslim prisoners -- Europe
Muslim prisoners
Great Britain
Form Electronic book
Author Irfan, Lamia
Quraishi, Muzammil
Schneuwly Purdie, Mallory
ISBN 9781447363620