European Union Referendum Result: Time to Heal Divisions

24 June 2016 As the results of the European Union Referendum are now known and Muslims have voted on both sides of the debate, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain has issued the following statement: “Clearly this Referendum has shown that there is disenchantment not only with the European Union but also with the way politics is … 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

Muslim Council of Britain Congratulates New London Mayor Sadiq Khan

6 May 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulated Sadiq Khan as the new Mayor of London. Dr Shuja Shafi, its Secretary General said: “I congratulate Sadiq Khan for his victory. His ready wit and resilience is an inspiring model for young people particularly from minority backgrounds aiming for a career in the tough world of politics.” “London is a great … 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

Integration Needs to Take Place Beyond the Lens of Security

18 January 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the Prime Minister’s call for more efforts to have English taught, but it cautioned against the language used to make such calls, and links to securitisation. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The Prime Minister is absolutely right in wanting English to be taught … 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

Islamic Relief Job Vacancies

Current Vacancies London Shop Assistant DEADLINE: 30.09.15 VIEW Web and Social Media Editor DEADLINE: 16.09.2015 VIEW Disaster Response Manager (Role can be based in London or Birmingham) DEADLINE 01.10.2015 VIEW UK Director DEADLINE 02.10.2015 VIEW Birmingham Head of Research and Development DEADLINE: On going until successful Appointment VIEW Head of Learning and Development DEADLINE: On going until successful Appointment VIEW … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Holds National Council Meeting 12 September 2015

The Muslim Council of Britain held its National Council meeting on 12 September 2015 at the headquarters of its affiliate Dawatul Islam UK & Eire in London. The National Council is the highest decision making meeting body of the MCB. The Council issued the following resolutions: 1.  The National Council expressed deep concern about the issue of terrorism and the … Read More