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

Mourning Judge Khurshid Drabu CBE

20 April 2018 The Muslim Council of Britain today mourns the passing of Judge Khurshid Drabu CBE, a pillar of the organisation and the Muslim community. To Him We Belong and to Him we Return. Khurshid Drabu was one of the UK’s most influential and senior Muslim activists. He served as the Muslim Council of Britain’s Constitutional Advisor and chair of … Read More

Darren Osborne Terrorism Verdict: Time to Take Islamophobia Seriously

1 February 2018 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the guilty verdict passed on Darren Osborne, convicted of murder and attempted murder after driving a van into a group of Muslims near a north London mosque in a terrorist attack. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The scenes we witnessed last summer were the … Read More

Ebrahimsa Mohamed – A Tribute to a Community Giant

Ebrahimsa Mohamed dedicated his life to the cause of Muslim welfare, and his passing away in Penang on 31 December 2017 leaves us bereft of a trusted and wise counsellor. His humble and soft-spoken demeanor was complemented by a sharp and perceptive intellect. He was a rare, charismatic individual, demanding high standards of probity and integrity from colleagues, exemplified in … Read More

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