National Conference Kick Starts Consultation for Better Mosques

20 January 2018 Mosque leaders from across the country joined a major national conference today exploring the evolving role of mosques in 21st century Britain. Organised by the Muslim Council of Britain, the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body, the conference kick-starts a community consultation process aimed at developing an institutionalised approach to excellence amongst Britain’s mosques. The ‘Our Mosques, Our … Read More

Jerusalem and Justice Undone

6 December 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned President Trump’s declared intent to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The decision is a confirmation that there is little or no appetite to desire peace in the Middle East or give any sense of justice to the Palestinian people. The declaration also sends a clear message … Read More

Calls for a New Conversation on Counter-Terrorism

29 November 2017 In a speech to the UK Security Expo today, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain will call for a new conversation on counter-terrorism between the  government and Muslim communities. In his speech, Harun Khan will say:  “Muslims are ready, able and willing to work with all partners to challenge terrorism.” He argues how … Read More

100 Muslim Women Respond To Ofsted Proposal To Quiz Young Children Who Wear The Headscarf

23 November 2017 Today, Secretary General of the MCB, Harun Khan, has written to Ofsted Chief, Amanda Spielman, to invite her to hear the views of Muslim parents, teachers and communities directly, in response to her latest announcement of Ofsted inspectors ‘quizzing’ young girls who wear the headscarf. He writes, “Whilst there are legitimate discussions and debates amongst parents about whether young children … Read More

Ratko Mladic Sentencing – Justice Prevails

22 November 2017 Today Ratko Mladlic, ‘The Butcher of Bosnia,’ has been sentenced to life imprisonment, more than 20 years after the Srebrenica genocide in 1995 where more than 7,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys were roundly gathered and executed. Srebrenica has been dubbed the greatest atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the … Read More

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