Eid Mubarak! August 2018/Dhul Hijjah 1439

Assalamu Alaikum, This month is a sacred month of pilgrimage where Muslims from all over the world congregate for Hajj. The simple attire worn by pilgrims expresses the equal status of all mankind before God, and strips away all distinctions of wealth, status, class and culture. It is this very same equality that we all strive to live by, where no … Read More

THE IMPACT OF BORIS JOHNSON’S COMMENTS THIS WEEK

11 August 2018 Since Boris Johnson’s Islamophobic remarks comparing Muslim women who wear the niqab to robbers and letterboxes, his words have had a negative and potentially dangerous effect on Muslim women and Muslims generally. On LBC radio, a Muslim woman recounted her experience of being abused on the street and mocked by being compared to a letterbox. A Muslim … Read More

Commemorating Srebrenica Genocide 23 Years On

11th July 2018 Twenty three years ago today more than 8000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys were systematically killed based on ethnic and religious grounds by Bosnian Serb forces under the rule of President Slobodan Milosevic and General Ratko Mladic. The genocide has been dubbed as the worst atrocity since the Second World War. Every year, further remains are found in mass … Read More

Finsbury Park Attack – One Year On

19 June 2018 A year ago today, Darren Osbourne, a far right sympathiser hired a rented van to deliberately drive into Muslim worshippers outside the Muslim Welfare House as they finished their prayers,  killing 51 year old Makram Ali and injuring 12 other worshippers in a devastating terror attack. Our solidarity, prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families at this difficult time. … Read More

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

Support ‘Fostering Friday’, 25th May

The Muslim Foster Network has designated  Friday 25th May, 9th Ramadan, as a day of action to raise awareness of the need for Muslim Foster carers . The Fostering Network estimates that 8,100 new foster families are needed in the next 12 months alone.  These will include families for  Muslim children, many  of whom are unaccompanied refugee children. Due to … Read More