National Conference Kick Starts Consultation for Better Mosques

20 January 2018 Mosque leaders from across the country joined a major national conference today exploring the evolving role of mosques in 21st century Britain. Organised by the Muslim Council of Britain, the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body, the conference kick-starts a community consultation process aimed at developing an institutionalised approach to excellence amongst Britain’s mosques. The ‘Our Mosques, Our … Read More

Ebrahimsa Mohamed – A Tribute to a Community Giant

Ebrahimsa Mohamed dedicated his life to the cause of Muslim welfare, and his passing away in Penang on 31 December 2017 leaves us bereft of a trusted and wise counsellor. His humble and soft-spoken demeanor was complemented by a sharp and perceptive intellect. He was a rare, charismatic individual, demanding high standards of probity and integrity from colleagues, exemplified in … Read More

MCB Congratulates Those Named in 2018 Honours List

30 December 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain would like to congratulate all those extraordinary individuals recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List. The honours system recognises people who have committed themselves to serving and helping Britain, and who have made achievements in public life. The 2018 New Year’s Honours Muslim award winners include: CBE Ms Nuzhat SALEH, Assistant … Read More

MCB Stands in Solidarity with Belfast Islamic Centre

23 December 2017 It has been brought to our attention that the Belfast Islamic Centre, an affiliate of the MCB has been attacked again today, following an incident with Britain First a few weeks ago. Worshippers found parts of a pig left at the mosque today. This incident follows several faced by Muslim communities in Belfast including women being threatened, … Read More

Census 2021 Consultation

21 December 2017 The Office for National Statistics (ONS) organised a ‘Census, Population & Public Policy Forum’ on 13 December to gauge views in the areas of ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation. Dr Jamil Sherif of ReDoc represented the MCB at the forum, which included participation from  faith communities and other advocacy groups.  Two of the expert speakers were … Read More

BBC Religion and Ethics Review – December 2017

20 December 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain welcomes the BBC’s Religion and Ethics review where there will be greater coverage on world religions, with an emphasis to convey better understanding of religion with sufficient depth in underlying religious or cultural dimensions. The Deputy Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Dr Omer El-Hamdoon, said: “We are pleased to … Read More

Jerusalem and Justice Undone

6 December 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned President Trump’s declared intent to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The decision is a confirmation that there is little or no appetite to desire peace in the Middle East or give any sense of justice to the Palestinian people. The declaration also sends a clear message … Read More