Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs

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The Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs is a London-based scholarly institution furthering the study of Muslims in non-Muslim nations. It holds conferences and publishes books and journals. Pakistani-born Dr. Saleha Mahmood Abedin, the mother of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, is Director of the Institute.[1][2] It was founded in 1978 by Dr. Syed Zainul Abedin, [3] from India who was educated at Aligarh Muslim University and University of Pennsylvania. Abdullah Omar Naseef, then president of the Muslim World League and president of King Abdulaziz University, provided backing to Abedin for the institute's formation.[4]

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs[edit]

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs  
DisciplineMuslim studies
Edited bySaleha S. Mahmood
Publication details
Former name(s)
Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs Journal
Publication history
Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs
Standard abbreviations
J. Muslim Minor. Aff.
ISSN1360-2004 (print)
1469-9591 (web)

In 1979, the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs launched the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis.[5] It was formerly known as the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs Journal. It is the only scholarly journal dedicated to research on Muslims as minorities within non-Muslim societies.[6]

CNN reported that those familiar with the journal described it as "scholarly, academic and nonpartisan" and that its content "does not raise red flags."[7]


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  2. ^ Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Official Taylor & Francis Website
  3. ^ "Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs". Oxford Islamic Studies.
  4. ^ Is Huma Abedin Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon or Her Next Big Problem? William D. Cohan. Vanity Fair. January 6, 2016. Accessed on May 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Bennett, Clinton Bennett (20 November 2014). The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 315. ISBN 978-1-4725-8689-6.
  6. ^ "Academic Journals - Arab & Islamic Studies". Zayed University. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  7. ^ Topan, Tal (23 August 2016). "Meet Huma Abedin: Hillary Clinton's right-hand woman". CNN. Retrieved 24 August 2016.

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