100 Responses to Ofsted Hijab Quizzing

Below is a collation of over 100 responses received by the MCB from Muslim women concerned about the latest announcement by Ofsted Chief, Amanda Spielman, to have inspectors ‘quiz’ young girls wearing the hijab to find out why they wear it: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ameena, Student, Neasden, London Islam is a religion of modesty, in the way we talk, dress, interact, hold ourselves etc. … Read More

MCB stands in solidarity with KSIMC of Birmingham, Clifton Road after sectarian statements were found inside mosque

On 5th November 2017, the MCB was notified about sectarian statements found inside KSIMC of Birmingham on Clifton Road, which is an affiliate of the MCB. A similar incident took place on 25 October 2017 where posters with similar messages were placed around the centre. The MCB does not tolerate any sectarianism or division made against any Muslim communities. We were in touch with the Mosque … Read More

Upcoming Mosques Conference

Our Mosques Our Future #morethanaprayerspace A one day conference organised by the Muslim Council of Britain The first mosque in history – the Prophetic Mosque in the city of Medina – was a space where people came together not only in ritual worship but also as families and as a community. It also played a vital role in interfaith work, … Read More

We Are Recruiting!

The Muslim Council of Britain is recruiting for three new roles! Events Co-ordinator To oversee all aspects of event planning and management for community dinners and supporting the MCB Community Engagement Manager for other events. View full job description Deadline: 00:00 Sunday 19th November 2017 To Apply: Send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] _________________________________________________________________________ Media Monitoring Manager … Read More

Annual General Meeting 2017

The Muslim Council of Britain held its twentieth Annual General Meeting on 15th July 2017 at the Muath Trust in Birmingham. The attendance comprised about 180 delegates of affiliates and observers, getting together for an opportunity to receive reports from office bearers, provide comments and seek further information on MCB’s work, as well as hear from distinguished speakers including Wadah … Read More

Muslim Surgeon Stabbed Outside Altrincham Mosque

Following news about a stabbing of a prominent Muslim surgeon, who was attacked outside Altrincham Mosque in Manchester on 24th September, the Secretary General of the MCB, Harun Khan, said: “We are shocked to hear of the stabbing of a prominent Muslim surgeon outside Altrincham Mosque today in what the Greater Manchester police have described as a hate crime. We … Read More

Parsons Green Attack

15 September 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned the attack on a train in Parsons Green in London. The police have confirmed this to be a terrorist-related incident and it is quite clear that it was intended to cause significant harm. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “It appears that once again Londoners … Read More

MCB Partners with Bank of England for Town Hall Events

        On 4th August 2017, the Muslim Council of Britain organised an event in partnership with the Bank of England, who have embarked on a series of regional Town Hall events across the UK to engage a broad range of society and improve public understanding of their role. The event was held in Leicester which was attended … Read More

Letter to The Times on Kemp’s Article on War Service Men/Women

3rd August 2017 Today The Times published the Muslim Council of Britain’s response to an extraordinary article by Richard Kemp who casts a dark shadow of suspicion on Muslims serving in our nation’s armed forces, even though a Northern Irish, Catholic man has been convicted of terrorism. Our original letter can be seen below: SIR – Even though a Northern … Read More