Visit My Mosque: British Muslim Centres of Worship Open Doors to Public

On Sunday 1st February 2015, the Muslim Council of Britain will be organising a national #VisitMyMosque day, where British mosques will open their doors to the general public. Mosques will be sharing tea and refreshments alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship. Members of the community are there to get to know … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Responds to Eric Pickles Letter

19th January 2015 Following a letter sent to mosque imams yesterday (Sunday 18 January), the Muslim Council of Britain has written to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles seeking further clarification. Writing to Mr Pickles, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain “We feel your letter to Muslims, at this critical time, could have been worded differently.” “This … Read More

Series of Attacks in Birmingham

15 January 2015 The Muslim Council of Britain is monitoring unfolding developments in Birmingham where a series of Muslim-owned shops and businesses are reported to have been attacked by men armed with guns and hammers. Whilst detectives are not yet able to be certain of a link between the attacks, we hope that these remain isolated incidents and do not … Read More

Confront terrorism by backing freedom: the Muslim Council of Britain calls for a re-think on the proposed Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill

7th January 2015 Bill significantly curtails civil rights and is unlikely to be effective Terrorism can only be defeated by more freedom and less fear The Muslim Council of Britain calls for Bill to be revisited after the General Election following extensive consultation amongst communities The Muslim Council of Britain today called on fellow Britons to urge Parliamentarians to vote … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain backs Archbishop’s call to increase support for the UK hungry

08 December 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain backs the Archbishop of Canterbury call on our government to do more to support those who find themselves hungry in this time of economic hardship and austerity. The Archbishop’s call comes as an All-Party Parliamentary Committee today proposes urgent recommendations to tackle food poverty and hunger. The Secretary General of the MCB, Dr … Read More

UK Muslim Representatives Take Schedule 7 Terror Law to the Supreme Court

12 November 2014 Controversial anti-terrorism powers which are being widely used to harass and gather intelligence on members of the Muslim and South Asian communities travelling to and from the UK are being challenged by several human rights organisations in a case to be heard by the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday. Schedule 7, which forms part of the … Read More

British Delegation to Attend 10th World Islamic Economic Forum

For the tenth year running the Muslim Council of Britain will facilitate a large contingent of business women and men – professionals, community leaders, entrepreneurs and financiers, to attend the World Islamic Economic Forum between 28 to 30 October 2014. Held this year in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, this will be the largest delegation to the Forum outside … Read More

MCB Congratulates First Ever Woman to Lead Established British Islamic Centre

17th October 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulated and welcomed the appointment of Ms Saleha Islam who has been appointed Director of the Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in Kensington, West London. Saleha Islam is perhaps the first woman to manage an established and thriving British Islamic centre. Ms Islam comes with deep experience of the Muslim community, … Read More

Alan Henning’s Murder a Despicable Act, Offensive to Muslims

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3rd October 2014 Statement from Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain: “This reported murder is a despicable and offensive act, coming as it does on the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid Al-Adha. It is quite clear that the murderers of Alan Henning have no regard for Islam, or for the Muslims around the … Read More