Perceptions on Islam and Muslims - A study of the UK population

I S L A M I C E D U C A T I O N & R E S E A R C H A C A D E M Y


Please take time to go through the survey done by a dawah org called IERA from London. The survey was done amongst the non-Muslim population in United Kingdom.

The survey was conducted through a professional agency and it was ensured that the people who did the survey were Non-Muslims to ensure honesty and candidness.

Highlights of the survey:

  • 80% had less than very little knowledge about Islam
  • 95% had come into contact with the Bible
  • 20% had come into contact with the Qur’an
  • 93% had very little knowledge or no knowledge at all about the Qur’an
  • 40% did not know who Allah is
  • 36% did not know who the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was
  • 61% did not respond positively when asked about the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)
  • 27% had negative perceptions regarding Muslims.
  • 75% believed Islam and Muslims had provided a negative contribution to society.
  • 32% believed that Muslims are a major cause of community tension.
  • 2% responded positively concerning perceptions about Islamic law.
  • 76% did not agree to the statement that Muslims positively engage in society.
  • 71% of all participants did not agree that the media is negatively biased towards Islam and Muslims
  • 63% did not disagree to the statement that “Muslims are terrorists”
  • 70% did not disagree with the statement “Muslims preach hatred”
  • 94% did not disagree with the statement “Islam oppresses women”
  • 86% did not disagree with the statement “Islam is outdated”
  • 85% did not disagree with the statement “Islam is irrational”
  • 73% did not disagree with the statement “Islam cannot positively contribute to modern society”
  • 71% did not agree with the statement “Muslims are peaceful”
  • 72% did not agree with the statement “Muslims are law abiding”

Please do read the recommendations given by the organization at the end of the survey.

If a similar survey was done in our country, I believe the results will be no different from above.

May Allahu Azza wa jal help us to work for His deen! Ameen!

Click here to download this report

Jazakallahu Khair!



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