One year since their extradition: Babar Ahmed and Talha Ahsan

7th October 2013 On 5 October 2012, two young British Muslims, Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan, were extradited to the United States. They were never brought to trial in a British court, even after a detention period of eight and six years respectively. Both men have now spent a further year in a US prison awaiting trial for alleged terrorism offences, … Read More

Open Letter to Prime Minister from Faith Leaders Re. Lobbying Bill

Friday, 04 October 2013 4th October 2013 Dear Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Open Letter: the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill We are writing to you regarding the potential impact of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill on religious groups and faith-based organisations. We are concerned that Part II … Read More

Census Finding: ‘Muslim Population – Young and Diverse’

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 Dr Sundas Ali The recently released data from the 2011 Census of England and Wales indicates the population of Muslims has increased 1.1 million over the last ten years. It stands at 2.7 million (1.6 million in 2001). Muslims constitute 4.8 per cent of the total population, an increase from 2.7 per cent in 2001. While … Read More

Leadership Development Programme Master Class 2013 for Alumni

Friday, 27 September 2013 Celebrating 10 years of the MCB’s Leadership Development Programme The LDP Alumni Team are pleased to invite you to a LDP Training Master Class* by World Renowned Susan Nash (USA) on Temperament, Type and Leadership & The 10th Anniversary LDP Alumni Dinner   *Please note only LDP Alumni can attend the Master Class. *Registration deadline for … Read More

Register for Six Day Residential Course on Muslim Healthcare Chaplaincy

Tue 20 August 2013 Six Day Residential Course on Muslim Healthcare Chaplaincy Sunday 29th September – Friday 4th October 2013 Venue: Peter Harrison Lodge, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, E4 7QW. The residential course for Muslim Healthcare Chaplaincy is back, now running for the eighth year! For the last 7 years the Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS has been … Read More

Secretary General Calls for Fresh Thinking on Extremism at MCB AGM 2013

In his speech to the 16th Annual General Meeting of the Muslim Council of Britain, Farooq Murad, its Secretary General, outlined the community’s response to the Woolwich murder of May 22 and reflected community sentiment to the ongoing proposals to counter terrorism. Here are the main excerpts from the speech, delivered on Saturday 29 June 2013 at the British Muslim … Read More

Srebrenica Massacre – 18th Anniversary

Thursday, 11 July 2013 Today, on the 18th anniversary, another 409 victims of the Srebrenica massacre will be reclaimed and buried, including a newborn baby. The massacre of 8000 Muslim men and boys took place in the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was dubbed as ‘the worst atrocity since World War II’. The town was in a … Read More

Ramadan – Key Facts

Thu 11 July 2013   From 9 July, many practising Muslims will be observing the holy month of Ramadan for some 30 days. They will focus on good works, spirituality and community.   Ramadan Health Fact Sheet Every year, the MCB’s Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS circulates the Ramadan Health Fact Sheet to front line healthcare staff to … Read More

British Muslims welcome Ramadan: the month of discipline, compassion and solidarity

9th July 2013 From tomorrow*, British Muslims will join over a billion Muslims all over the world in a month of fasting, charity and solidarity. The Muslim Council (MCB) extends its warmest wishes to all for a blessed, spiritual and peaceful Ramadan. This year, Ramadan comes at a challenging time, both at home and abroad.  Apart from the ongoing recession affecting … Read More