British Muslims in Numbers: Briefing 5

To carry forward the findings of the MCB report ‘British Muslims in Numbers’ (2015), the MCB’s Research and Documentation Committee has published its fifth briefing today. This briefing is titled: ‘Employment is more challenging for Muslim women’ – October 2015.  All briefings can be viewed here:  

Welcoming the Islamic New Year 1437

On Thursday 15th October 2015 Muslims all over the world will welcome the Islamic New Year 1437. The New Year begins with the first day of the month of Muharram, the first in the Islamic Calendar, and one of the four sacred months mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. As the New Year marks the significant journey made by Prophet Muhammad … Read More

Home Office Announcement of Independent Investigation into Sharia law

14th October 2015 In response to the question posed by Lord Bishop of Albans, and the answer that followed by Lord Bates, about the undertaking of the Home Secretary to set up an independent investigation into the application of Sharia law in Britain, the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: ‘We should not discount the positive role played … Read More

Congratulations to the Great British Bake Off Winner – Nadiya Hussain

8th October 2015 Through her yummy cakes and sheer determination, Nadiya Hussain won the admiration of the Great British Bake Off judges and the indeed the Great British public. The Muslim Council of Britain congratulates Nadia, not only for being an inspiration to young British Muslims but also breezing through the competition without having to comment on her Muslim identity … Read More

British Muslims Pay Tribute to Naaz Coker

The Muslim Council of Britain today notes with sadness the passing of Naaz Coker, an outstanding public service who used her considerable experience and knowledge to benefit British Muslim communities. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon. Naaz Coker will be particularly remembered by British Muslims for leading the Muslim Council of Britain’s Leadership Development Programme, which, since 2003, has inspired … Read More

2016 London Mayoral candidates now chosen: Muslim Londoners look forward to vibrant debate

2nd October 2015 The Muslim Council of Britain congratulates all candidates standing for London’s Mayoral elections in 2016. We urge all the candidates to engage with London’s diverse Muslim communities who help contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of our city. The Candidates from the three main parties are Zac Goldsmith from the Conservatives, Sadiq Khan for Labour, Caroline Pidgeon … Read More

Fire at Bait Ul Futuh in Morden

  We are deeply distressed to learn about the fire in Bait Ul Futuh, Morden.  We pray no worshipper is hurt and that everyone is safe.

Muslim Council of Britain Holds National Council Meeting 12 September 2015

The Muslim Council of Britain held its National Council meeting on 12 September 2015 at the headquarters of its affiliate Dawatul Islam UK & Eire in London. The National Council is the highest decision making meeting body of the MCB. The Council issued the following resolutions: 1.  The National Council expressed deep concern about the issue of terrorism and the … Read More

Islamophobic Hate Crimes Soar in London: Time for a National Response

7th September 2015 Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain today gave the following reaction to news that Islamophobic hate crime has soared by some 70% according to figures from the Metropolitan Police: “The rise in Islamophobic hate crimes should be a concern for us all. The fact that Muslim women bear the brunt of attacks … Read More

Five Things You Can Do to Support the Refugee Crisis

            Thousands of refugees have been fleeing conflict with many dying as they seek refuge. We are all horrified by the shocking scenes of young children being washed up on the shores of Turkey and pray to Allah that the suffering of these people is alleviated as soon as possible. Here are five things you can … Read More