Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs

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.

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs

In 1979, the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs launched the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis.[4] 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.[5]

On 21 August 2016, the New York Post published an article calling the journal a "radical Muslim publication".[6] Some experts on Islam and the members of the journal's advisory board called this claim "ridiculous" and accused the New York Post of using "cherry-picked quotes and mischaracterized articles".[7] CNN reported that those familiar with the journal described it as "scholarly, academic and nonpartisan" and that its content "does not raise red flags."[8]


  1. "Mahmood Abedin Saleha S.". World Who's Who. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  2. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Official Taylor & Francis Website
  3. "Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs". Oxford Islamic Studies.
  4. Bennett, Clinton Bennett (20 November 2014). The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 315. ISBN 978-1-4725-8689-6.
  5. "Academic Journals - Arab & Islamic Studies". Zayed University. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  6. Sperry, Paul (21 August 2016). "Huma Abedin worked at Muslim journal that opposed women's rights". New York Post. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  7. Kessler, Glenn (25 August 2016). "Does Huma Abedin have 'ties' to the Muslim Brotherhood?". Washington Post. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  8. Topan, Tal (23 August 2016). "Meet Huma Abedin: Hillary Clinton's right-hand woman". CNN. Retrieved 24 August 2016.

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