Features writer and editor for MEL magazine. Author of the upcoming Follow Me Akhi: The Online World of British Muslims with Hurst.
Follow Me, Akhi: Muslim identity and social media
A summary of Hussein Kesvani’s manuscript, Follow Me Akhi: The Online World of British Muslims, looking at how social media and internet culture – which operates from a system that encourages individual personal identity – has influenced the way young Muslims see themselves in the context of community-centred religion, and their relationship to built religious infrastructures like mosques and madrassas. It will suggest that Islam in the UK is becoming more individually structured.