Eid Message 2018 – From the Secretary General

On behalf of the Muslim Council of Britain, I would like to wish you all a joyous Eid. After spending a month fasting and much reflection, we have been blessed with such an opportunity to renew our sense of purpose, and re-evaluate our values of gratitude and charity. My colleagues and I have attended many iftar events across the UK, … Read More

Prime Minister and London Mayor Take Part in Visit My Mosque day

18 February 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London and Andy Street joined tens of thousands of visitors at over 200 open mosques today. Over 200 mosques across the UK opened their doors to their neighbours of all faiths and none on 18 February as part of Visit My Mosque day, facilitated by the Muslim Council … Read More

#VisitMyMosque 2018 Press Conference Launch

On Thursday 15th February, the Muslim Council of Britain held a press conference with the Al-Manaar Centre (MCHC) in Kensington. The press conference was held to provide information and an update on the national Visit My Mosque Day initiative and how other mosques across the UK are also positively shaping the future of their local communities for the better, such as Al … Read More

90% of people haven’t been inside a mosque – change that this weekend!

13 February 2018                 Most Britons know very little about Muslims as over 200 mosques open their doors on 18 February A YouGov Poll commissioned by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has found that almost 70% of Britons hadn’t seen the inside of another faith’s place of worship, and almost 90% hadn’t … Read More

Launch Event: Visit My Mosque Day 2018

7 February 2018                 Open Doors, Open Mosques, Open Communities Over 200 mosques across the UK are getting set to open their doors on 18 February as part of Visit My Mosque Day 2018 with the aim of building more bridges between communities. An official launch event for press and media will be held on 15 … Read More

MCB stands in solidarity with KSIMC of Birmingham, Clifton Road after sectarian statements were found inside mosque

On 5th November 2017, the MCB was notified about sectarian statements found inside KSIMC of Birmingham on Clifton Road, which is an affiliate of the MCB. A similar incident took place on 25 October 2017 where posters with similar messages were placed around the centre. The MCB does not tolerate any sectarianism or division made against any Muslim communities. We were in touch with the Mosque … Read More

Annual General Meeting 2017

The Muslim Council of Britain held its twentieth Annual General Meeting on 15th July 2017 at the Muath Trust in Birmingham. The attendance comprised about 180 delegates of affiliates and observers, getting together for an opportunity to receive reports from office bearers, provide comments and seek further information on MCB’s work, as well as hear from distinguished speakers including Wadah … Read More

Muslim Emergency Response Unit: Update on Support Available to Victims & Families of Grenfell Tower Fire

16 June 2017 Following the tragic event of the Grenfell Tower Fire on Wednesday 14th June an Emergency Muslim Response Unit has been coordinated with British Muslim charities and the local authorities to help to provide much needed support to the victims and families affected. Below are listed essential services for families affected, to access:   INFORMATION POINTS FOR AFFECTED … 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

We Muslims can’t combat the poison of terrorism alone

(Published in The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/23/muslims-cant-combat-poison-terrorism-alone/) By Harun Khan, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain The attack on the Manchester Arena last night was callous, horrific and barbarous. That the perpetrator or perpetrators targeted an event attended by children and young people only underscores the savagery of this incident. As a parent I look on with horror, and shudder at the thought of those … Read More