Category: News

23
Apr

Sri Lanka attacks: An attack on all worshippers of all faiths

        On Sunday the 21st of April,  during the Easter weekend, a horrific series of coordinated were aimed at Sri Lankan hotels and churches filled with worshippers during Easter Sunday. These disgraceful attacks claimed the lives of more than 290 innocent holiday goers and worshippers and left hundreds more injured. The broader […]

18
Feb

British Shia & Sunni Scholars visit holy sites in Iraq to promote understanding

  In Baghdad there exists two neighbourhoods that sit on opposite sides of the river Tigris, connected by the Aa’mah bridge over the river Tigris. These two neighbourhoods both have holy sites for Shias and Sunnis. In the Shia majority Kazmiah there lies two graves of Musa al-Kadhim and his grandson, Muhammad al-Jawad ibn Ali al-Ridha. And in Azamiyyah lies […]

01
Feb

Joint letter to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

This Sunday 27 January we marked Holocaust Memorial Day, an opportunity to remember those targeted under Nazi persecution, including six million Jews, and those who affected by genocides which followed the Holocaust in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. This year we also mark the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda and the 40th anniversary of the end of […]

21
Jan

Brexit

At this unprecedented time of political and economic instability, many mosques, across the country, included a message of Hope and Unity in their Friday sermons: Imam Qari Asim, Chair of Mosques & Imams National Advisory Board (MINAB) said: Following recent developments with the Brexit discussions, we know there is increased uncertainty and heightened concerns about what […]

14
Jan

Scholars and Imams Convention

Hundreds of Scholars and Imams from across the UK and Europe gathered in Birmingham to reflect upon some of the challenges faced by British Muslims. The Scholars and Imams Convention was called by and held under the leadership of Shaykh Allama Noor-ul-Arfeen Siddiqui. British Muslim Scholars from across the country spoke about having a strong, […]

05
Dec

MINAB network to promote volunteering and engagement

MINAB launches a network of Muslim women representing mosques across the country that aim to improve community standards through collaboration, innovation and sharing good practice.     MINAB Trustees have made it a priority to ensure that our Mosques are fit for purpose and being managed in the best ways for their communities while also […]

05
Dec

Defining Islamophobia

A working definition of Islamophobia has been proposed by APPG on British Muslims  after consulting academics and communities across the UK. The definition proposed is: “Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness” Chair of MINAB, Imam Qari Asim said: “Defining Islamophobia is an […]

12
Nov

MINAB’s chairman joins faith leaders at Cenotaph for Armistice Day

The Chair of MINAB attended the Cenotaph London service, along with faith leaders, politicians and diplomats on Remembrance Day, 11 November. Imam Qari Asim said: “Armies of 1914- 1918 looked more like Britain of 2018 than that of 1918, in terms of ethnicity and faiths.” It is important that we remember this long history we […]

01
Nov

MINAB Executive meeting

MINAB EXECUTIVE MEETING in Birmingham     Bismillah a Rahman a Raheem,   M.I.N.A.B. had an Executive meeting on Saturday the 27th  of October. The meeting brought together MINAB executive members from across the United Kingdom from as far as Bristol, London, Leicester and Manchester to discuss issues important matters relating to women, youth engagement […]