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

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 Endorses Damning Chilcot Report

7 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today provided its initial response to Sir John Chilcot’s long awaited report on Britain’s involvement in the invasion  and occupation of Iraq (2003-2009). In the view of the MCB and many of our affiliates, Britain’s decision to go to war in 2003 was catastrophic: not only for the Iraqi and British lives … Read More

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