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

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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

Home Office Parliamentary Committee Report on Radicalisation: Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes Findings

25th August 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the overall findings of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report on radicalisation. The MCB supports calls for a review of the Prevent strand of the Counter-Terrorism strategy, and the Committee’s call for full and wide engagement with all sections of the Muslim community, including at grassroots level—and not … Read More

Daily Telegraph: Young Muslims in Britain need to know they can belong and shine

On 18 August 2016, the Daily Telegraph published a column written by the Muslim Council of Britain’s newly-elected Secretary General, Harun Khan. An edited extract is reproduced below. Young Muslims in Britain need to know they can belong and shine Harun Khan –Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain In the past few years a handful of young British people have … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain welcomes report on Employment Opportunities for Muslims in the UK

11th August 2016 Research for over a decade has highlighted the ‘Muslim penalty’ facing men and women with respect to economic activity and unemployment. This report, based on wide communities’ consultation by the Women and Equalities Committee, pushes this important issue up the political agenda. The Committee Chair, Ms Maria Miller MP, noted that “the evidence showing that it was … Read More

Tour De Salah 2016 – MADE

Tour De Salah Saturday 3rd September 1 Day. 5 Prayers. 5 Mosques   “It’s amazing and achievable by anyone who can balance on two wheels.”   Nazia Hassan, 2015 Participant   Take part in the biggest Muslim cycle ride covering 100km across London, stopping at 5 iconic Mosques. Tour De Salah is a physical and spiritual challenge like no other … Read More

MCB Marketing & Fundraising Officer

MCB Marketing & Fundraising Officer Location: London Office of The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) Salary:    [£30,000]  pa Ref:  MCB/Fundraiser – 2016 Contract: Temporary for 6 months Closing date: [31/08/2016]   The MCB is looking for a self-motivated, resourceful and creative individual to join MCB as a Marketing & Fundraising Officer. The post holder will be responsible for developing and optimising community fundraising by setting-up … Read More

MCB Hosts Turkish Parliamentary Delegation

4 August 2016 On 2nd August 2016 the Muslim Council of Britain hosted a delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish Parliament at its office in London. The delegation from Ankara consisted of five MPs; Mr Talip Küçükcan (MP for Adana, AKP), Mr Azmi Ekinci (MP for Istanbul, AKP), Mr Osman Aşkın Bak (MP for Rize, AKP), Mr Mevlüt … Read More

Job Opportunities at Islamic Relief

External Engagement Officer Based in London Closing date: 7th August   External Engagement Manager Based in London or Birmingham (with significant international travel) Closing date: 7th August   Regional Desk Coordinator – West Africa Based in Birmingham Closing date: On – Going   Livelihoods Programme Manager Based in CAR Closing date: 11th August   Programmes and Grants Coordinator Based in … Read More

Normandy Church Attack

26 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain is shocked and horrified to learn about the attack today at a church in Normandy, France where a priest has been brutally murdered and others seriously injured. The Secretary General of the MCB, Harun Khan said, “I condemn this barbaric attack on an elderly compatriot of faith.  It is utterly reprehensible, and there is … Read More

Parliamentary Select Committee Report on Counter-Extremism: Muslim Council of Britain Endorses Key Recommendations, Urges Better Consultation

22 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) welcomes the report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Government’s counter-extremism strategy. It highlights how “the Government has not demonstrated the need for new legislation” and that “there is a danger that any new legislation may prove counter-productive”. Furthermore, the Committee raises important concerns on the Government’s approach … Read More