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

Art of Islam Festival

Celebrating the Arts of the Islamic world Bucks County Museum is proud to announce the Art of Islam Festival at a town near you from 26 March until 24 September! The County Museum has brought talent and funding together from many sources to mount this superb programme of over 100 events taking place across Bucks. The centre piece exhibition at … Read More

Muslims Congratulate Queen on her 90th Birthday

21 April 2016 Today, the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, congratulated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday. ‘I wish Her Majesty a very happy 90th birthday. In her long life, the Queen has witnessed and overseen dramatic, and I am sure positive, change in this country of ours. Today, despite all of our challenges, Her Majesty’s United … Read More

Channel 4 and Mr Phillips Won’t Tell You “What British Muslims Really Think” – Reaction from the Muslim Council of Britain

14 April 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today issued the following reaction to the build-up to and broadcast of the programme “What British Muslims Really Think?” aired on Channel 4 on 13 April 2016. The programme claimed to present ‘the most detailed and comprehensive survey of British Muslim opinion yet’, based on polling conducted by ICM. Responding to the … Read More

ICM Poll on Muslims: Letter to the Guardian

The following letter was written by Miqdaad Versi, Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, author of an article in the Guardian “What do Muslims really think? This skewed poll certainly won’t tell us” (link here). The Director of ICM, Martin Boon, subsequently wrote to The Guardian to challenge the critiques raised of the polling done by Channel … Read More

Independent Inquiry on Aalami Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat, also known as Stockwell Green Mosque

14 April 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain’s Secretary General today is ordering the temporary suspension of its affiliate, Aalami Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat, also known as Stockwell Green Mosque, because of the seriousness and the gravity of the allegations made about the organisation. An Independent Investigation Panel is being set up to review the allegations, make findings of facts … Read More

Position Statement: The Muslim Council of Britain and Ahmadis

6 April 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain has received requests as to where it stands with regard to the Ahmadiyya community. The MCB fully subscribes to pluralism and peaceful coexistence and acknowledges the rights of all to believe as they choose without coercion, fear and intimidation. We affirm the right of Ahmadis to their freedom of belief and reject … Read More

Muslims in London urged to register to vote in crucial Mayor of London election

6 April 2016 In May 2016 Londoners will decide who to elect as their next Mayor.  The Muslim Council of Britain encourages Muslims in London to participate in this important election by registering to vote by the 18th April. The Mayor of London has a crucial role that affects the lives of all Londoners and controls key policies including housing, transport, education … Read More

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