Page 1: Introduction

The purpose of this survey ‘Muslims and Islamophobia in the Workplace’ is to understand if and how you as a Muslim experience Islamophobia in Greater Manchester’s workplaces.   For the purposes of the survey we are adopting the same definition of islamophobia as the Greater Manchester Combined Authority: “Islamophobia is rooted in racism, and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness”. 

This research is being undertaken by the researchers for the British Muslim Heritage Centre (Manchester). The findings will be published and will contribute to the evidence on the experiences of Muslims in Manchester and Greater Manchester workplaces. 

We would really appreciate it if you could find the time to complete the survey. Your views and experiences are crucial to gain insights into Mancunian Muslims' workplace experiences.  You do not have to have experienced islamophobia to participate, as we are interested in the extent to which Islamophobia is an issue for Mancunians.   

The project has received ethical approval from Liverpool Hope University's School of Humanities Ethics Committee.   

Why am I being invited to take part? 

You have been invited to participate as you are a Muslim, aged 18 or over who works or has worked in the Greater Manchester area. By 'working' we mean you work(ed) for an employer/organisation, or work(ed) for yourself, but previously or currently worked for an employer/organisation.  If you are not a Muslim, you are not required to participate. 

What will participation involve?

Participation will involve answering a series of questions where you will be asked to choose from a range of options. There are about 50 questions in the survey and we anticipate it taking you around 20 minutes to complete. Please answer as honestly as you can.   

Confidentiality and anonymity

All responses to this survey are anonymous (we will not be able to identify you). Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary: you are free to stop at any time and withdraw from the survey. Once you complete the survey it will not be possible to withdraw.   

Where can I get more information? 

If you have any questions about this research before completing the survey email: Dr Salman Al-Azami (alazams@hope.ac.uk) at Liverpool Hope University who are the academic institution hosting this survey and part of the research team. The broader research team includes Dr Fatima Khan (Manchester Metropolitan University).   

Who will publish and report the findings? 

The findings will be reported and published by the British Muslim Heritage Centre and may also be reported in a research paper.   If you would like to stay informed about this and other BMHC projects, please contact Halima Kashif to join our mailing list: halima.kashif@bmhc.org.uk