Established in 1973 to encourage research into the implementation of Islam in the modern world, project the image of Islam in Britain and Europe, and meet the educational needs of Muslims, especially young people. Works with young people and publishes research, particularly about economics, Christian-Muslim relations, Muslim Central Asia, and Islam in the modern world. Registered as an educational institution in Britain, where it is located. Responsible for establishing twenty mosques and community centers in its early years. First Muslim organization in Britain to establish cooperative relations with institutions of higher education, particularly addressing multicultural education and Islamic economics. Focus shifted in the 1980s to publishing books and periodicals on Islamic subjects.