Srebrenica Genocide – 22 Years on

11th July 2017         Today is Srebrenica Memorial Day, a day where we remember the horrific genocide of more than 8000 Bosniak Muslims in 1995. The systematic killing based on ethnic and religious grounds horrified us all, and we cannot even begin to imagine the pain and the suffering that families faced. The Secretary General of the … Read More

Mosques share thousands of free meals in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox this Ramadan

14 June 2016 Thousands of British Muslims are sharing free meals this Ramadan with their neighbours of all faiths and none, including many as part of the Great Get Together campaign. Hundreds of public fast opening events at mosques and Islamic centers are taking place across the UK – including many under the Great Get Together campaign this weekend on … 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

British Muslims Pay Tribute to Naaz Coker

The Muslim Council of Britain today notes with sadness the passing of Naaz Coker, an outstanding public service who used her considerable experience and knowledge to benefit British Muslim communities. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon. Naaz Coker will be particularly remembered by British Muslims for leading the Muslim Council of Britain’s Leadership Development Programme, which, since 2003, has inspired … Read More

Remembering Srebrenica Genocide – 20 years on

10th July 2015 On 11th July 2015, we remember. Twenty years ago on this day, more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys were brutally massacred in Srebrenica, despite being in a UN-protected safe area. When under attack, Muslim Bosnians had fled to the Dutch peacekeeping base in Potocari for protection. The Bosnian Serb forces arrived, led by Serbian war criminal, Radko … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Mourns Passing of Bashir Osman, President of FOSIS

The Muslim Council of Britain is saddened to learn of the passing of Bashir Osman, President of its national affiliate, the Federation of Student of Islamic Societies (FOSIS). Bashir was also a member of the MCB’s National Council. Bashir died in a drowning accident in Switzerland. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un: ‘Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return’. … Read More

Friday Sermon to Remember Victims of Terrorism

Following a terrible week of Daesh-inspired violence, and in the run-up to the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 London Bombings, the Muslim Council of Britaintomorrow a sermon of peace. At Friday prayers, imams will be urged to discuss the anniversary and the week’s events, reminding people ‘that these killers do not respect the sanctity of life as laid down in … Read More

BISCA – British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards

There are many Imams and Scholars within our British society who quietly and steadfastly contribute to making it better and prosperous for all. Without these pillars of our community and the work that they do daily, we would not be able to accomplish our collective goals and achieve our vision for a more inclusive, vibrant and diverse British society. As … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Mourns the Passing of Dr Mohammad Akbar Ali

The Muslim Council of Britain mourns the passing of yet another community pioneer, Dr Mohammad Akbar Ali, inna lillilahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon. Dr Akbar Ali was a leading light of Liverpool’s Muslim community. He died just two weeks after achieving his dream of restoring Britain’s first mosque in Liverpool. We remember Dr Akbar Ali fondly, as one of the … Read More