Dr Kalim Siddiqui’s key institutions

The bulk of Dr Kalim’s work was done through two institutions, the Muslim Institute, London, and the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain.

The Muslim Institute was established in 1974, as a think tank dedicated to laying the intellectual foundations for a future resurgence of Islamic civilization, as articulated in its foundation document, the Draft Prospectus of the Muslim Institute. When this was written, this resurgence was expected to come at some indeterminate but distant time in the future. Five years later, however, Dr Kalim recognised the Islamic Revolution in Iran as the leading edge of this resurgence, and dedicated the Muslim Institute to understanding, explaining and defending it. In the 1980s, the Institute played a key role in consolidating the global Islamic movement inspired by the Revolution.

The Muslim Parliament emerged in 1989-1992, from a project of the Muslim Institute that looked into the situation of Muslims in Britain in the light of the Rushdie controversy. In 1990, the Muslim Institute published The Muslim Manifesto, highlighting the need for Muslims to build their own community institutions to articulate and promote their own needs and concerns. This led, in 1992, to the inauguration of the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain.

Further information on these two institutions can be found via the links above.