Islamic New Year 1439 AH & Commemorating Ashura

29 September 2017 As Muslims from all over the world welcomed in the Islamic New Year 1439 last Thursday, it was also a time for us to reflect on some sad events of past and present. With the dawn of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar, comes the day of Ashura, which is the tenth day of the … Read More

Learn Basic Life Support for Free at Over 70 Mosques

              27 September 2017 Over 70 mosques across the UK will be holding free lifesaving skills sessions for the general public on Saturday 30 September from 2pm. Over 400 Muslim healthcare professionals will be volunteering to teach basic life support, including key steps involved in CPR, the recovery position and management of choking. The Lifesavers project is organised by the British Islamic … Read More

Essex Mosque holds first ever open day despite arson attack

          25 September 2017 A small mosque in Essex opened its doors to over 250 neighbours of all faiths and none last Saturday in the aftermath of attacks on its property. Al-Falah Islamic Centre in Braintree, Essex, suffered an attempted arson attack by two attackers in January 2017 who were identified on CCTV and a previous ‘smoke grenade’ attack in … Read More

Visit My Mosque 2018 launches at Houses of Parliament Prize Giving Event

14 September 2017 Several MPs celebrated the launch of Visit My Mosque Day 2018 yesterday at a Prize Giving event hosted at Speaker’s House, Houses of Parliament by the kind permission of the Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow MP. Building upon the most recent Visit My Mosque Day in February 2017 – which saw over 150 mosques across the UK … Read More

Rohingya Crisis: Muslim Council of Britain Calls for Firmer Action From Our Government

8 September 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today called on the government to move ‘beyond tepid statements of concern’ and be more pro-active in saving the Burma’s Rohingya community from further persecution, ethnic cleansing and genocide. Described as the most ‘persecuted minority on earth’, Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim community have endured mass murder – including of women and children – rape … Read More

Eid Mubarak! August 2017/Dhul Hijjah 1438

Asalaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh, On behalf of the Muslim Council of Britain, I would like to wish you all a joyous Eid. Eid al-Adha represents the dedication and sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim, peace be upon him, in following a command of God. I pray that the dedication of Muslims around the UK and across the globe will also be … Read More

Incitement of Islamophobic Hatred Against East London Mosque

26 July 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today spoke out against hatred against its affiliate, the East London Mosque, which was subject to hateful and untrue placards carried at the Pride march earlier in July. Amongst the slogans is a fabricated statement against the East London Mosque and, as such, makes it subjected to further violent attacks. Members belonging … Read More

Challenges and Opportunities for British Muslims – MCB Annual General Meeting 2017

14 July 2017 The MCB’s twentieth Annual General meeting, on Saturday 15th July 2017, brings together representatives from the cross-section of Muslim civil society to reflect on what has happened in a truly dramatic year. There will be first-hand observations to share by community activists directly involved in mobilising the Muslim vote in the June General Election; those involved in … Read More

Srebrenica Genocide – 22 Years on

11th July 2017         Today is Srebrenica Memorial Day, a day where we remember the horrific genocide of more than 8000 Bosniak Muslims in 1995. The systematic killing based on ethnic and religious grounds horrified us all, and we cannot even begin to imagine the pain and the suffering that families faced. The Secretary General of the … Read More