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The Last of the Lascars


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AcknowledgementsChronologyList of IllustrationsTransliteration TableForeword by Professor Humayan AnsariPrologue 1. Yemen: A brief history of Arabia Felix2. From Aden to 'Tiger Bay', 'Barbary Coast' and 'Little Arabia'3. First World War: From Sacrifice to Sufferance4. Interwar Period: Shaykh Abdullah Ali al-Hakimi and the Alawi Tariqah5. Post World War Two Migration, The Muwalladun and Shaykh Hassan Ismail6. Shaykh Said Hassan Ismail and 'Second Wave' Migration7. Becoming Visible: The emergence of British YemenisEpilogue EndnotesGlossaryPicture CreditsBibliographyIndex

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Mohammad Siddique Seddon is Lecturer in Religious and Islamic Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Chester, UK. He has previously taught Islamic studies at the Universities of Lancaster and Cardiff and the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicestershire. He has been involved in a number of television and radio presentations on Islam including, The Heaven and Earth Show (BBC1), Muslims Myths (Granada TV), and, Great British Islam (Channel 4). Mohammad has also published a number of related works and books including, Muslim Youth (with Fauzia Ahmad) (2012) and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Islam (with Raana Bohkari) (2010).


"Dr. Seddon has contributed an important and fascinating chapter to the modern history of Britain. Based both upon a wide reading of available secondary sources and his own hands-on field research, the British Yemeni's story begins with its origins in Arabia down to the moment when Aden was absorbed into the British Empire as a Protectorate (1839). The remaining narrative sensitively recounts the gradual increase and ongoing struggle of Yemen migrants to various cities across Britain confronted by economic deprivation and discrimination in both public and private spheres: and it traces, too, the role of a handful of dedicated religious leaders in tackling their externally imposed 'invisibility' to produce its present vibrant reality as Britain's oldest integrated Muslim community." - David Waines, Emeritus Professor of Islamic Studies, Lancaster University

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