Welcome to VirtuallyIslamic.com

Established in 2000 and maintained by Gary. R. Bunt, this website 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)

Digital British Islam


UWTSD, £800k ESRC funding awarded to new UWTSD led research project

This relates to a new research project:

"The three-year project, entitled ‘Digital British Islam: How do Cyber Islamic Environments impact everyday life?’, is an innovative multi-institution project led by Professor Gary R. Bunt. As the Principal Investigator, Professor Bunt will work in collaboration with Co-Investigator Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor (Coventry University) and Co-Investigator Professor Frédéric Volpi (University of Edinburgh). The team also includes two research fellows, Dr Khadijah Elshayyal and Dr Sadek Hamid, along with two Post-Doctoral Research Assistants (to be appointed)."

Digital British Islam website

New Publication: Heştek İslam

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Recent Publications

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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

Routledge Companion to the Qur'an (cover)

Gary R. Bunt, ‘The Qur’an and the Internet.’ Chapter in George Archer, Maria M. Dakake, Daniel A. Madigan (editors) The Routledge Companion to the Qur'an, (Routledge, 2021).

Hashtag Islam - Video

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