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

Dr Al-Azami’s book Religion in the Media: A Linguistic Analysis, offers a timely and insightful view of the portrayal of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the media, bringing in audience participation through its use of critical discourse analysis.  Dr Al-Azami’s passion and intrigue with the topic under examination was clear, with his search for knowledge covering both print and television … Read More

Amazon Advert – A Touching Story of a Vicar and Imam

The Muslim Council of Britain was pleased to advise Amazon on their TV advert entitled ‘Different but the same’ which was first aired on 16th November 2016. The advert  told a touching story of friendship between a Vicar and an Imam, and the spirit of giving. The advert was well-received by the public and projected a much-needed message of building … Read More

Concerns Raised About Election of New US President

9 November 2016 Following the election of Mr Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: “The people of the United States have clearly spoken and I congratulate Mr Trump”. “There is however, a justifiable concern about his election. It is hugely worrying that … Read More

British Muslims Join Global Hajj Pilgrimage, Celebrate Eid on Monday

            9 September 2016 Thousands of Britons have joined millions of Muslims as they mark the annual pilgrimage of the Hajj at the holy city of Makkah this weekend. The pilgrimage, a religious obligation on all practising Muslims at least once in their life, concludes with the festival of Eid al-Adha which Muslims all over … Read More

Remembering Muhammad Ali – an Outstanding Ambassador for Islam

4 June 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today adds its tribute to Muhammad Ali, who passed away last night. He was the greatest boxer of all time, and as a Muslim, a role model to us all. Leading the tributes on behalf of MCB, Secretary General Dr Shuja Shafi said: “Muhammad Ali was not just a great boxer but … 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

Muslims Help with Flood Relief

11 December 2015 Updated 30 December 2015. Britain has seen the worst flooding in a very long time following Storms Desmond and Franks, with large swathes of northern England affected. The Muslim Council of Britain is pleased its affiliates, Alimdaad Foundation UK, Penny Appeal and UK Islamic Mission, are on the ground providing much needed aid in Lancashire and Cumbria. Volunteers from … Read More

1 in 5 Muslims and Terrorism: Muslim Council of Britain welcomes The Times Correction of Spurious and Divisive Headline

26 November 2015 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the admission by The Times newspaper that its headline “One in five British Muslims has sympathy for Isis”, was misleading in failing to reflect this. Yesterday, the Muslim Council of Britain wrote to the editor of the Times pointing out the willful misrepresentation of a poll conducted by its stablemate, … Read More

Muslims Make Joint Declaration to Fight Climate Change

18th August 2015 The Islamic Climate Declaration released today calls on 1.6 billion Muslims to work towards phasing out fossil fuel use, as a religious duty to fight climate change. It also calls on all leaders and politicians to do their part for a better future for all. In common with all the Abrahamic faiths, Islam considers mankind to be … Read More

‘Prayer for Peace’ – Interfaith Iftar Events

On the eve of the tenth anniversary of 7/7, on 6th July 2015, the Muslim Council of Britain will hold a national peace iftar (breaking of fast) at the Islamic Cultural Centre, Regent’s Park from 1930. Muslims will be joined by faith leaders in this united act of solidarity. In this event, the MCB hopes to convene friends from Muslim and interfaith communities who … Read More