British Muslims Welcome Ramadan: A month of fasting, compassion, charity

27th June 2014  From tomorrow*, British Muslims will join over a billion Muslims all over the world in a month of fasting, charity and solidarity. Key facts about Ramadan can be found here. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) wishes all those participating a blessed, spiritual and peaceful Ramadan. In his Ramadan message, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Comments on The Situation in Iraq

The Muslim Council of Britain is extremely concerned with the deteriorating situation in Iraq and the human cost that is being paid by ordinary Iraqis. As we approach the holy month of Ramadan a week from now, we call for an end to the violence and pray for peace in this troubled land and region. We are concerned by reports … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain speaks out Against Female Genital Mutilation

19th June 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), FORWARD (a UK based African women’s support and campaigning organisation) in association with The Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS (MSCP) have developed a resource about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Islam. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain has said: “We at the MCB are … Read More

Dismay at Murder of Woman Who Wore Muslim Dress

18th June 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain is dismayed to learn that a Muslim woman has been stabbed to death in the early hours of Tuesday morning on the outskirts of Colchester. The 30-year-old woman, who was walking on the Salary Brook Trail in Essex, was said to be wearing a blue Abaya and a Hijab. There are reports … Read More

We Need Clarity and Consistency in our Education Standards: British Muslims Respond to the Ofsted Reports of schools in Birmingham

9th June 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) today noted its serious concern at the conduct and outcome of the Ofsted investigation into state schools in Birmingham. The investigations were ordered by the Department for Education following the circulation of what is widely believed to be a fake dossier titled “Trojan Horse” outlining a plot of a ‘Muslim takeover of … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain offers support to the government in tackling the rise in Islamophobia in Britain

28th May 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) notes with concern the reports of rising racism in Britain, linked to the “growing hostility to immigrants and widespread Islamophobia”. The authoritative British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey, as reported by the Guardian, indicates that this is reversing the trends seen in the 1980s and 1990s. This corroborates the MCB’s previous warnings. With … Read More

Halal Meat in the UK

8th May 2014 Once again the last few days has seen a number of headlines on halal food. Some of them are misinformed and some are simply there to generate unnecessary hysteria. Many faiths place an emphasis on meat, and food in general, to be “pure and wholesome”, a broad concept which takes a holistic approach to the processes of rearing and consumption … Read More

Education and Muslims: End this Witch-Hunt of British Muslims

The Muslim Council of Britain today called for an end to weeks of speculation that smears British Muslims involved in schools and the education system. It also raised concerns of the appointment of a former counter-terrorism official to look into this school governance matter. For weeks now, British Muslims have borne the brunt of allegations that state schools are the … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain urges Imams to speak out against domestic abuse this Friday

19th March 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain today endorses a national campaign to encourage its affiliated mosques to speak out against domestic violence during this week’s Friday sermon (khutbah). Farooq Murad, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “One case of domestic abuse is one too many. We must have a zero tolerance attitude.  There can never be any justification … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain celebrates British Muslim Women on International Women’s Day

Muslim Council of Britain celebrates British Muslim Women on International Women’s Day 7th March 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain celebrate the unprecedented numbers of British Muslim women involved in public life such as: Rushanara Ali MP, Yasmin Qureshi MP and Shabana Mahmood MP; as well as Baroness Warsi, Baroness Lady Uddin and Baroness Lady Hussin-Ece in the House of Lords. Muslim women are … Read More