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

Celebrating Strength in Working Together, Cherishing Diversity and Unity

            26 April 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain celebrated the strength in uniting for the common good, with civil society leaders, interfaith, politics, business and the community at its eighth Muslim Leadership Dinner yesterday, at the Millenium Hotel in Mayfair. The evening celebrated the work of the late MP Jo Cox who was brutally … Read More

Record Number of Britons Show Solidarity with Muslims on Largest Ever #VisitMyMosque Day

5 February 2017 Record number of visitors share tea and biscuits with their Muslims neighbours on as third ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day comes to a close. Over 150 mosques across Britain opened their doors today for the third annual Visit My Mosque Day. With dozens if not hundreds reported to have attended each mosque, this could well be one of the largest attended open mosque … Read More

Trump’s Muslim Ban: Time for our Government to Stand Up For British Values

29 January 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain condemns the Executive Order by US President Trump to initiate a ban on people from a select few Muslim majority countries. It calls on our British government to speak out much more forcefully and stand up for the British values it supposedly seeks from others. For all intents and purposes this is … Read More

Visit My Mosque Day is Back!

#VisitMyMosque Day will be taking place 5 February 2017 and will see over 150 mosques across the UK holding open days and welcoming in their neighbours, of all faiths and none.  New Website A new website has been launched containing full details of the initiative, and allowing members of the public to also search for their nearest participating mosque. Visit … 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

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

‘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

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