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Why Practicing Islam in the UK is No Longer A Challenge

Why Practicing Islam in the UK is No Longer A Challenge

If you have lived in a muslim country your whole life, going abroad for studies in a mainly christian territory like the UK can seem a bit intimidating. However, here are a few facts that will give you an idea about how easy it is to be a practicing Muslim in modern day Britain.


  • The second largest religion in the UK is Islam, and according to reports, in fifty years it will be the most popular religion in the country. The largest group of British Muslims are Pakistanis.
  • Interestingly, as of 2015, Muhammad was the most commonly given name to baby boys in England and Wales.
  • Some British settlements with a large number of Muslims are Bradford, Birmingham, London, Lutton, Leicester, Manchester and Leeds, among others. As identified by the 2011 census, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets had the highest percentage of Muslim population equalling 34.5%, closely followed by 19 other local authorities with at least 14.5 percent of Muslim population.
  • An increasing number of Muslims from across Europe are migrating to the UK, so that they can freely practice their religion without any ban on hijab or the veil.
  • As of 2017, there were 1825 mosques in the UK.
  • com identifies up to 74 British chains with halal offerings.
  • The 2011 census identified over 3 million muslims in full-time education.


With 2018 fasting hours being about 19 in the UK, Ramadan will test the taqwa of Muslims for sure! Other than that, the UK is a great place for Muslim students with a supportive environment that enables them to freely practice their religion.


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