Halal Finance for Students: Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes Government Initiative

18 May 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the government’s White Paper on making available Shariah-compliant student loans. Praising the government, Dr Shuja Shafi said: “The government is to be commended for making this positive step, it would allow Muslims to fulfil their religious obligation to study and to avoid interest. This will undoubtedly pave the way for … Read More

Prime Minister’s Apology to Imam Suliman Ghani: Muslim Council of Britain Calls for an Inquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party

11th May 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the Prime Minister’s apology to Imam Suliman Ghani, a south London imam who was falsely accused by the Prime Minister of supporting Daesh terrorists. The allegation was also repeated by the Defence Secretary. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I welcome the Prime Minister’s … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Congratulates New London Mayor Sadiq Khan

6 May 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulated Sadiq Khan as the new Mayor of London. Dr Shuja Shafi, its Secretary General said: “I congratulate Sadiq Khan for his victory. His ready wit and resilience is an inspiring model for young people particularly from minority backgrounds aiming for a career in the tough world of politics.” “London is a great … Read More

Muslims Congratulate Queen on her 90th Birthday

21 April 2016 Today, the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, congratulated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday. ‘I wish Her Majesty a very happy 90th birthday. In her long life, the Queen has witnessed and overseen dramatic, and I am sure positive, change in this country of ours. Today, despite all of our challenges, Her Majesty’s United … Read More

Muslims in London urged to register to vote in crucial Mayor of London election

6 April 2016 In May 2016 Londoners will decide who to elect as their next Mayor.  The Muslim Council of Britain encourages Muslims in London to participate in this important election by registering to vote by the 18th April. The Mayor of London has a crucial role that affects the lives of all Londoners and controls key policies including housing, transport, education … Read More

Murder in Glasgow: Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Religiously Aggravated Attack

26 March 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned the murder of Glasgow resident Asad Shah,  killed yesterday in Scotland. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I condemn the murder of Asad Shah that took place in Glasgow. I understand the perpetrator of this religiously aggrevated crime has been arrested and charged. There … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Attacks in Brussels

22 March 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned the attacks that have taken place in Brussels. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “We are shocked to hear about the terror attacks in Brussels, coming as they did only a few days after the horrific atrocities in Istanbul. I hope the killers are … Read More

Suspected Murder of Imam in Rochdale

20 February 2016 We are saddened to learn about the passing away of Imam Jalal Uddin on 18 February, who was found near a children’s play area with severe injuries to his head. Qari Jalal Uddin was an Imam at the Jalali Jame Mosque in Rochdale, and has been described as a ‘pillar of the community’ and a ‘well regarded, … Read More