What is a Muslim?

A digital  project by Javaad Alipoor Company, in partnership with Grand Junction

In spring 2020, The Javaad Alipoor Company began a creative collaboration with Grand Junction, supported by Arts Council England. Artistic Director Javaad Alipoor, together with graphic artist and calligrapher Razwan Ul-Haq, began a digital project entitled What is a Muslim? inspired by Shahab Ahmed’s book What Is Islam? The project explored Muslim identity and political geography with a group of young men, aged 20 to 38, of Muslim heritage living in the Paddington area.

What is a Muslim? aims to excavate the complex and often contradictory identity for Muslims in the UK today. Watch the first version of the project, co-conceived by the group, below. A second cycle of the project will begin this spring.

Watch the full film here

Conceived by Javaad Alipoor

Created by Javaad Alipoor and Razwan Ul Haq

Calligraphy by Razwan Ul Uaq

Video editinig by Justin Allder

Music by Simon McCorry

Produced by Nick Sweeting for Javaad Alipoor Company & Grand Junction

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