British National travelling for Hajj? Live Q&A – Monday 22 Sept

Find out about the help and support available to you. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will be holding a Twitter Q&A session on Monday 22nd September. Join the live Twitter Q&A hour, to have your questions answered. Date: Monday, 22 September 2014 Time:11am to 12pm (UK Time) Send questions to @ukinsaudiarabia twitter account using#HajiUK (Focus will be on queries on supporting … Read More

Campaign Launched to Treat Gaza’s Severely Wounded Children in UK

5 August 2014 #SaveGazaKids With at least 300 children and adolescents killed in Gaza by the Israeli Defence Force in the last month, a new campaign has been launched today to treat in the UK those children in desperate need of medical treatment. Because of the seven year siege, and current onslaught, Gaza lacks medical supplies, equipment and expertise. Today, … Read More

British Muslims Urge Prime Minister to Act on Gaza

1 August 2014 Over a 100 community leaders, activists, business leaders and scholars from across the British Muslim community* put their name to a joint letter to David Cameron urging the Government to act decisively to stop the indiscriminate slaughter of Palestinians. The civilian casualties are increasing daily, with over 1,400 dead women, children and men. The letter represents a consensus view from … Read More

The Muslim Council of Britain Responds to Peter Clarke’s “Trojan Horse” Letter Report

The Muslim of Council of Britain welcomes the Education Secretary Nicola Morgan’s assurance that the government supports ‘the right of Muslim parents to be involved in their children’s schools and their commitment to take leading roles in public life.’ The Education Secretary was responding to the latest report issued by Peter Clarke, who was asked to investigate Birmingham schools following … Read More

Penny Appeal Launches UK’s first Islamic Guidance Document on Adoption and Fostering

  The launch of the first Islamic Guidance Document on Adoption and Fostering will be launched today (21 March) at The House of Commons. This report has been commissioned by the UK charity Penny Appeal, who are actively involved in recruiting Muslim carers and adopters. The Islamic Guidance document research which included the involvement of leading UK scholars, community leaders and … Read More

Call for Scholarship Applications to Masters in Arts Courses

Aziz Foundation Scholarship: Developing Arts Management Professionals and Artists from British Muslim Communities The Foundation is offering two Masters Scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year as described below. These scholarships offer a unique opportunity for exceptional British Muslims active in their communities and interested in how their needs may be met through the arts. The Aziz Foundation believes that communities … Read More

The Great Women of Islam – Event

  Topic: Great Women of Islam Date: Sunday 25th March 2018 Timing: 12.30PM until 3.30PM Venue: 4th Floor Studios, 255 – 259 Commercial Road, Whitechapel, East London, E1 2BT Ticket booking:   The event will deliver two inspirational talks – ‘Asiyah RA – How she dealt  with Oppression’ by Esharat Nasar Ahmed and ‘Women of Islam and how they … Read More

Security Training For Mosques and Islamic Organisations

Organised by Muslim Voice Group, join this one day training seminar to equip yourself with essential training tools to keep your Mosque safe. Date: Saturday 21 April 2018 Time: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm Venue: The Boardroom, Lenton Business Centre, Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham. NG7 2BY Fee: This course is FREE.       Course Trainer: Kaushar Tai, Director Aksaa Lunch and Refreshments … Read More

Vile Hate Campaign to Hurt Muslims

10 March 2018 Following several reports of abominable hateful letters being distributed to ‘hurt Muslims’, the MCB has issued the statement below: “This vile letter campaign sent to Muslims across the UK has caused deep distress and alarm. We welcome the action being taken by the police to investigate this matter. Sadly it is reflective of hate against Muslims which … Read More

MCB encourages mosques to recruit more women with launch of development programme

7 March 2018 Programme launched to support upcoming female leaders into trustee and managerial roles Mosques across the UK are being urged to recruit more women into trustee and managerial roles by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) at an event today on 7 March marking International Women’s Day. The event sees the launch of the ‘Women in Mosques Development Programme’, a … Read More

BBC Adds Another Pillar in Islam

In an article on hijab and female dress, the BBC inaccurately wrote “One of the main pillars of the religion of Islam is female modesty”. After Miqdaad Versi, Assistant Secretary general of the MCB contacted the BBC to clarify that female modesty is not actually a pillar of Islam, they acknowledged the mistake in an email response and corrected the … Read More

Mail on Sunday Updates Sensationalist Article After Claiming Chair of Governor Resigned Because ‘Staff Too Frightened to Come to School’

The Mail on Sunday updated a sensationalist article that claimed Mr Arif Qawi, Chair of Governors at St Stephens school in Newham, resigned “because staff were frightened to come into school” due to the uproar following their hijab ban. After Assistant Secretary General of the MCB, Miqdaad Versi complained to the paper, they have now updated their article following revelations … Read More

Scholarship Applications to the University of Oxford

Aziz Foundation Scholarship at the University of Oxford: Developing Leadership in Public Life from British Muslim Communities The Aziz Foundation is pleased to announce it is offering a Master’s degree scholarship at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarship offers a unique opportunity for an exceptional student active in British Muslim communities and keen … Read More