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

Call for Candidates – CLOSED

* * *  CLOSED  ON 22nd MAY * * *  Election Commissioner Khalid Sofi has extended the closing date of the CALL FOR CANDIDATES seeking to stand for the  Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General positions of the Muslim Council of Britain, 2018-2020. Submissions must be made by 10 pm, Monday 21st May.11_5_2018_ Call for Candidates SG DSG

Support ‘Fostering Friday’, 25th May

The Muslim Foster Network has designated  Friday 25th May, 9th Ramadan, as a day of action to raise awareness of the need for Muslim Foster carers . The Fostering Network estimates that 8,100 new foster families are needed in the next 12 months alone.  These will include families for  Muslim children, many  of whom are unaccompanied refugee children. Due to … Read More

Ramadan Message from the Secretary General

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah, Muslims the world over will be welcoming Ramadan this evening. On behalf of the Muslim Council of Britain, I would like to wish you all a very blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a month when Muslims strive to immerse themselves in the remembrance of God and reading of the Qur’an, many attending night prayers in mosques. It … Read More

Gaza Massacre: Muslim Council of Britain condemns mass killing of protestors

14 May 2018 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned the massacre of Palestinian civilians protesting the move of the United States embassy to Jerusalem, and the expulsion of Palestnians from their homes 70 years ago. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “Civilians took to the streets to protest against the move by the US … Read More

British Muslim Heritage – Panel Discussion – 10th May

‘British Muslim Heritage’ was a seminar hosted by the MCB ReDoc (Research & Documentation) committee on 10 May 2018 exploring the role of documenting heritage of mosques and Muslim communities. A brief event summary is given below.   Sadiya Ahmed, Founder of Everyday Muslim Sadiya gave an overview of the challenges faced by a Muslim archiving activist in placing the … Read More

Islamic University of Rotterdam research project

The MCB has received a request from Ertugrul Gokcekuyu, Member of the Executive Board at this University (Islamic University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam), and a doctoral researcher, for respondents to his ‘Survey on Muslim Identity’  – this is a 10 minute, on-line, anonymised questionnaire exploring beliefs, practices and issues of identity. The link is https://goo.gl/forms/UOVeTuczEy4hpFVO2

MCB 21st AGM – Call for Candidates

Every two years the MCB appoints its office-bearers: a Secretary General (SG), a Deputy Secretary General (DSG), a Treasurer, three Assistant Secretary Generals (ASGs) and a Deputy Treasurer. The SG and DSG for the 2018-2020 term will be directly elected by affiliates’ delegates on Sunday 8th July at the MCB’s 21st Annual General Meeting in East London, insha Allah. Elections … Read More