British Muslims Mourn Tragic Deaths in Makkah Grand Mosque Crane Collapse

14th September 2015 Today the Muslim Council of Britain sends its condolences to the families of two British Muslims who were tragically killed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Islam’s holiest city, last Friday. They had embarked on the pilgrimage which is obligatory on every Muslim at least once in their lifetime, if they can afford it. Kamran Khan, from … Read More

British Muslims Join Calls for Compassionate Response to Refugee Crisis

3rd September 2015 The Muslim Council of Britain today called on civic, religious and political leaders across the United Kingdom to come together to provide a compassionate and humanitarian response to the growing refugee crisis affecting Europe. While thousands are fleeing conflict, particularly from Syria, many are dying as they seek refuge. All of us were horrified by the shocking … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Speaks out Against Another Islamophobic Murder

The Muslim Council of Britain today speaks out at the latest spate of violent attacks against Muslims, seemingly undertaken because of the professed Islamic faith of the victims. We were shocked to learn of the death last night of 81 year old Muhsin Ahmed, who was attacked on his way to prayers at a mosque in Rotherham. The Muslim Council of … Read More

Muslims Make Joint Declaration to Fight Climate Change

18th August 2015 The Islamic Climate Declaration released today calls on 1.6 billion Muslims to work towards phasing out fossil fuel use, as a religious duty to fight climate change. It also calls on all leaders and politicians to do their part for a better future for all. In common with all the Abrahamic faiths, Islam considers mankind to be … Read More

Prime Minister’s Speech on Extremism: Muslim Council of Britain Makes Initial Response

20th July 2015 In response to the Prime Minister’s speech in Birmingham, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, issued the following statement: “We support sound evidence-based measures that confront terrorism effectively. Muslims across the world and in our country in particular, find the conduct and values of Daesh to be abhorrent. We agree with the Prime Minister that … Read More

Remembering Srebrenica Genocide – 20 years on

10th July 2015 On 11th July 2015, we remember. Twenty years ago on this day, more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys were brutally massacred in Srebrenica, despite being in a UN-protected safe area. When under attack, Muslim Bosnians had fled to the Dutch peacekeeping base in Potocari for protection. The Bosnian Serb forces arrived, led by Serbian war criminal, Radko … Read More

British Muslims Remember Victims of 7/7

Ahead of the tenth anniversary of the 7 July bombings, British mosques hosted ‘Peace Iftars’ to remember and pray for all victims of terrorism and stand in solidarity in peace. The events are being held around the country with mosques inviting local communities around them of all faiths and none to join in commemoration and break bread with Muslims as they … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Mourns Passing of Bashir Osman, President of FOSIS

The Muslim Council of Britain is saddened to learn of the passing of Bashir Osman, President of its national affiliate, the Federation of Student of Islamic Societies (FOSIS). Bashir was also a member of the MCB’s National Council. Bashir died in a drowning accident in Switzerland. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un: ‘Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return’. … Read More

Friday Sermon to Remember Victims of Terrorism

Following a terrible week of Daesh-inspired violence, and in the run-up to the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 London Bombings, the Muslim Council of Britaintomorrow a sermon of peace. At Friday prayers, imams will be urged to discuss the anniversary and the week’s events, reminding people ‘that these killers do not respect the sanctity of life as laid down in … Read More