Welcome to VirtuallyIslamic.com

Established in 2000 and maintained by Gary. R. Bunt, Virtually Islamic focuses on Islam, Muslims and the internet. The site contains details of conference participation, academic supervision and research activities. The VirtuallyIslamic blog is regularly updated with information about this research area. You'll also find details of Gary R. Bunt's publications, which include: Hashtag Islam: How Cyber Islamic Environments are Transforming Religious Authority (2018). iMuslims: Rewiring the House of Islam (2009). Islam in the Digital Age: E-jihad, Online Fatwas and Cyber Islamic Environments (2003) Virtually Islamic: Computer-Mediated Communication and Cyber Islamic Environments (2000)

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eBook: Islam in the Digital Age

Gary R. Bunt's 2003 book 'Islam in the Digital Age' is now available in a Kindle Edition via Amazon. See Gary R. Bunt's page for info: https://amzn.to/3VlK5My

You can currently buy the paperback with a free ebook
from the Pluto website for only £12.99.

New Publication: Heştek İslam


Forthcoming Publication


Vincent J. Cornell and Bruce B. Lawrence (editors), The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Islamic Spirituality - out December 2022.

"The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Islamic Spirituality is an authoritative reference work comprising twenty-eight scholarly essays that explore the expressive and performative dimensions of Islamic spirituality. Edited by two of its most prominent scholars, and bringing together a stellar cast of contributors, this wide-ranging volume covers religious practices, sacred texts, history and places, gender, music, poetry, the visual arts, and politics." This long-anticipated volume includes a chapter by Gary R. Bunt on Islamic spirituality and the Internet.

Recent Publication


Gary R. Bunt, 'The Net Imam Effect: Digital Contestation of #Islam and Religious Authority', chapter in Cyber Muslims: Mapping Islamic Digital Media in the Internet Age, Robert Rozehnal (Anthology Editor), Bloomsbury, 2022

Hashtag Islam - Video

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