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

MCB Submission for the Draft Impress Standards Code

3rd October 2016 Introduction The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), founded in 1997, is an inclusive umbrella body of mosques and Islamic associations that seeks to represent the common interest of Muslims in Britain. It is pledged to work for the common good of society as a whole. Its affiliate base reflects the diversity of Muslims in the UK, being … Read More

Letter to The Times – ‘Radical Wrong’ Indeed

In a recent Leading Article published in The Times, which relied on misinformation, the MCB was inaccurately portrayed and extraordinarily attacked by the paper. The Muslim Council of Britain has since written to The Times for clarification. The full letter can be seen below: To the Times Sir, In initiating yet another misinformed and extraordinary attack against our organisation (Radical … Read More

Letter to IPSO about their Independence

24 October 2016 Today the Muslim Council of Britain wrote a letter to the Chairman of IPSO to seek clarification of its independence after one of its board members published an article conveying worrying attitudes to a woman’s choice of dress, and even more astonishingly, attacking a complainant to IPSO. The full letter can be seen below. (Update: The MCB … Read More

Book Launch of Dr Salman Al-Azami’s ‘Religion in the Media’

MCB’s ReDoc (Research & Documentation Committee) in partnership with ICBI (the Institutional Capacity Building Initiative) present the launch of Dr Salman Al-Azami’s book, ‘Religion in the Media‘. Date/Time: Wednesday 16 November 2016, 6-8pm. This ground-breaking book takes an interdisciplinary approach to language, religion and  media using an audience-response study. In this book, the author investigates how the three Abrahamic faiths … Read More

Practicing Islam: Expressions Of Faith In The Public Space

The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Post Graduate Forum, in collaboration with the National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) has organised a one-day conference on the implications of expressing Islam in the public space. This one-day conference offers security personnel and public sector practitioners the opportunity to explore and understand how expressions of Islam within the public domain can … Read More

Disturbing Report of Muslim Woman’s Hijab Pulled Off

The Muslim Council of Britain is deeply disturbed to hear about the shocking incident where a Muslim woman’s hijab was ripped off by two men in a busy London street. The attack took place in Haringey, North London around 7.30pm on Wednesday 5th October. The victim was not injured but was deeply shocked and distressed by the incident. Dr Omer … Read More

British Athletes Should be Role Models for our Diverse Nation: MCB Statement on Louis Smith Luke Carson Incident

10 October 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the swift action taken by British Gymnastics to investigate the actions of Louis Smith and Luke Carson. Both men were filmed mocking Muslims and their religious practice. MCB Deputy Secretary General Dr Omer El-Hamdoon said “I commend British Gymnastics for speaking out against this behaviour. We are heartened by their … Read More