The Muslim Council of Britain is a democratic body whose members include Britain’s mosques and Islamic associations. As set out in its Constitution, the decision-making and ruling body of the Muslim Council of Britain is its General Assembly that must meet at least once a year. The Assembly is comprised of delegates from affiliated bodies. Every two-years the General Assembly of the Muslim Council of Britain elect a National Council who, in turn, elect the Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General and Treasurer.

The National Council of the Muslim Council of Britain elects the Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General and Treasurer for a two year-term. The Secretary General can only serve for a maximum of two terms. The Office Bearers for the 2014-2016 session are:

Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General

Mr Harun Rashid Khan, Deputy Secretary General

Mr Navshir Jaffer, Treasurer

Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, Assistant Secretary General

Ms Ameena Blake, Assistant Secretary General

Mrs Unaiza Malik, Assistant Treasurer

The National Council is responsible to the General Assembly for the efficient and proper running of the MCB, for carrying out the policies laid down by the General Assembly and for taking initiatives that are consistent with the General Assembly’s policies in the best interests of the Muslim community of Britain. They meet quarterly and elect the Executive Committee and primary Office Bearers of the Muslim Council of Britain.

The members for the 2014-2016 session are:


Chairs for National Council
 Meetings (2014 – 2016)

Mrs Unaiza Malik, Mr Munawer Rattansey,  Dr Ahmed Helmy and Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari

 Elected National Council Members (2014 – 2016) 

Shuja Shafi, Harun Rashid Khan, Helen Zehra Taskiran, Natasha Chaudhury, Shaheda Dewan, Talat Ahmed, Lana Al-Sumaiday, Saleha Islam, Abdullah Adnan, Akber Mohamedali, Ameena Blake, Faisal Hanjra, Farooq Murad, Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Hasan Mueenuddin, Khalid Sofi, Manazir Ahsan, Maroof Adeoye, Mohammed Arif, Muhammad Abdul Bari, Mohammed Dhalech, Mohammed Idrees  Sharif, Musleh Faradhi, Muzaffar Hussain, Naeem Darr, Nozmul Hussain, Omer Hasem El-Hamdoon, Shabbir Ahmad Kawsar, Talha Jamil Ahmad, Ufuk Secgin

ZONAL: Navshir Jaffer, Munawer Rattansey, Unaiza Malik, Mohammed Aksar Hossain, Ibrahim Mogra, Junaid Patel, Hussain Ahmed, Muhammad Baig, Nabeel Al-Ramadhani, Ahmed Helmy, Salah Beltagui, Syed Asif Alam,


Direct Nominees

National Affiliates

Toufik Kacimi, Afusat Akerele, Abu Sayeed, Bashir Osman, Irfan Mustafa, Nabeel Al-Azami, Maswood Ahmed, Alim Shaikh, Mohammad Kozbar, Firdous Arif, Aman Ali, Riyaz Dhalla, Muhammad Akram Khan (Khanzada)


Regional Affiliates

Abdul Hamid Qureshi, Ibrahim Kala, Mazhar Khan, Muhammad Aslam Uddin, Sahar Al-Faifi, Aslam Ijaz, Musharraf Chaudhury

There are five constitutionally mandated committees that must be chaired by a member of the National Council. Together with the Executive Committee, they drive the work of the Muslim Council of Britain.

Communications and Public Affairs  – Chair, Dr Shuja Shafi

Finance and General Purpose – Chair, Mr Navshir Jaffer

Membership – Chair, Ms Shaheda Dewan

Legal Affairs – Chair, Mr Khalid Sofi

Research and Documentation – Chair, Mr Abdoolkarim Vakil

The  Board of  Counsellors serves as a sounding board for the office bearers and the National Council, and has been given responsibility to investigate and resolve disputes and grievances when these arise.
The MCB Charitable Foundation (MCBCF) is an independent entity registered with the Charities Commissioners. It is aiming to build a capital fund through which activities of the MCB that are exclusively charitable can be supported. The MCBCF is entitled to tax rebates on donations received from UK tax payers.
Secretary Generals

Sir Iqbal Sacranie OBE – 1997-2000, Mr Yousuf Bhailok – 2000-2002, Sir Iqbal Sacranie OBE – 2002-2006, Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE – 2006-2010, Mr Farooq Murad – 2010-2014

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