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

‘MCB Condemns Day of Violence’

26th June 2015 Following the multiple terror attacks across the world in France, Kuwait and Tunisia, Dr Shuja Shafi, the Secretary General of the MCB said: “We are shocked by the sickening violence taking place across the world. If the attackers claim to be doing this in Islam’s name, they are misguided. That it took place in Ramadan, a month … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Sectarian Vandalism of Bradford Mosque

The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned the vandalism of an Islamic centre in Bradford. The Husayniyya Islamic Mission was daubed with a hateful sectarian slogan over the weekend. The perpetrator is unknown, but an image has been caught on CCTV. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The vandalism of Husayniyya Islamic Mission is wrong and I … Read More

Confront Terrorism Together By Truly Breaking the Cycle of Blame

19 June 2015 Today the Prime Minister will make an important speech on terrorism and extremism which led one national newspaper to headline: “PM: UK Muslims Helping Jihadis”.   In response, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The Prime Minister is absolutely right in saying that finger-pointing when it comes to radicalisation is wrong and dangerous. … Read More