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

Thousands of Britons take part in ‘Visit My Mosque’ initiative

08 February 2016 Thousands of Britons were welcomed into over 80 mosques across the country on Sunday 7 February, as part of the second annual ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day. Mosques across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland invited in neighbours to share tea and refreshments, alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship. … Read More

British Mosques Invite in Neighbours in Second National ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day

28th January 2016 On 7 February 2016, over 80 British mosques around the country will be participating in the second annual ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day.   Mosques across the UK will be sharing tea and refreshments alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship. #VisitMyMosque Day aims to provide a platform for Muslims … Read More

Integration Needs to Take Place Beyond the Lens of Security

18 January 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the Prime Minister’s call for more efforts to have English taught, but it cautioned against the language used to make such calls, and links to securitisation. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The Prime Minister is absolutely right in wanting English to be taught … Read More

Ramadan and School Exams: Less Hysteria, More Context Please

7th January 2016 Today some newspapers have once again led with front pages with hysteric headlines on Muslims, this time with the charge that all ‘Pupils Face Exam Shake-Up To Accommodate Fasting Muslims’.    In fact, there is no ‘shake-up’ or talk of radically changing exam timetable to fit the lives of fasting pupils. It is reasonable that the Joint Council … Read More

Muslims Help with Flood Relief

11 December 2015 Updated 30 December 2015. Britain has seen the worst flooding in a very long time following Storms Desmond and Franks, with large swathes of northern England affected. The Muslim Council of Britain is pleased its affiliates, Alimdaad Foundation UK, Penny Appeal and UK Islamic Mission, are on the ground providing much needed aid in Lancashire and Cumbria. Volunteers from … Read More