Who we are

OIBI is an independent Muslim public policy think tank and research institute promoting fresh inquiry, bold rationalism, and creative solutions for contemporary British Muslims. As a research and educational charity, we seek to be in the forefront of pioneering study and relevant research for a very diverse British Muslim community.

Defining British Islam

British Islam represents full adherence to a progressive and pluralistic Muslim faith that is based on the exclusive sovereignty of the Holy Qur’an. British Islam is firmly rooted in, and relevant to, 21st century UK society, upholding universal human values and democratic virtues. It is neither beholden nor subject to medieval interpretations, patriarchal oppression, political authoritarianism, cultural baggage, tribal customs, and bygone practices from distant ancestral homelands.