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His Own Man, A Victorian Hidden Muslim
His Own Man, A Victorian Hidden Muslim
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Details:  His Own Man : A Victorian Hidden Muslim, New,
The Life & Times of Robert 'Reschid' Stanley,
*[A5+] Paperback - 246 pages,
by Christina Longden,
Published by Chris. L. Longden.

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'His Own Man' : A Victorian Hidden Muslim, The Life & Times of Robert 'Reschid' Stanley. Robert Stanley was a respectable, northern working-class Victorian man who converted to Islam. However his family managed to keep his Muslim identity a secret - for nearly a century.

Robert grew up in the cradle of Britain’s Industrial Revolution and was part of the Christian Israelite sect. Self-educated, this grocer and tea-trader made it his mission to help northern working men who had been bribed by rich factory owners during elections. He rose to become one of Britain’s first working-class magistrates and mayors, witnessing first-hand some of the most violent riots, radicalism and progressive reforms of the Victorian era.

Robert was committed to justice for all, even when his public challenges to an unfair British foreign policy caused troubles for him. In 1898 at the age of 69, he sold his pub and took the astonishing decision to convert to Islam, moving to Manchester and becoming close friends of famous convert - Abdullah Quilliam - Sheikh of Islam of the British Isles, who had set up the country’s first mosque, in Liverpool.

After his death, his conversion was ‘hidden’ for nearly a century. But by a strange twist of fate, Robert’s own great x 3 grandson, had converted to Islam too – nine years before Robert’s life and decisions were discovered. Always ‘His Own Man’, Robert ‘Reschid’ Stanley’s life and times are brought into the light for the first time – thanks to the painstaking family history research of his own descendants and through the words of his great x 3 granddaughter, Christina Longden.

Table of Contents :

---Author's Notes,


---Chapter [1]. The Tale of William & Ann [1788 - 1838],
---Chapter [2]. The Christian Israelites Connection [1821 - 1838],
---Chapter [3]. Disturbed Towns, Exciting Youth [1838 - 1847],
---Chapter [4]. Town Hall, Parliament and ...more Riots [1848 - 1869],
---Chapter [5]. Mr Magistrate [1867 - 1876],
---Chapter [6]. A Municipal Mayor [1874 - 1876],
---Chapter [7]. His Worship (It's all in the detail) [1874 - 1876],
---Chapter [8]. Pub Life, & the Ottomans [1877 -1897],
---Chapter [9]. Quilliam and the Liverpool Converts [1887 - 1898],
---Chapter [10]. Glory Days and Manchester [1897 - 1907],
---Chapter [11]. The Empire Crumbles [1908 - 1911].

---Appendix 1: The Crescent - Interview with Robert Stanley,
---Appendix 2: Prophet John Wroe and the Seven Virgins Debacle,
---Appendix 3: Examples of Robert's Magistrate Cases,
---Appendix 4: Where were the Women?
---Appendix 5: On Family History.

---Bibliography and Further Reading,
---Questions for Readers.
---About the Author.

Also see Theology,
Also see Inter-faith,
Also see Dawah.

*Dimensions : 23.5 x 15.7cm.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 16 June, 2020.