Category: News


MINAB supports Srebrenica Memorial Day

Statement of Support on Srebrenica Memorial Day 2019 On Srebrenica Memorial Day, 11 July 2019, MINAB  remembers the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. On this day in 1995, 8,372 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were murdered, simply because of their religious identity. MINAB recognise that no society is invulnerable to prejudice and intolerance, and that […]


RSE – Relationships and Sex Education in Primary Schools

RSE – Relationships and Sex Education in Primary Schools The guidelines for the teaching of Relationship & Sex Education (RSE) are being changed the by the Department for Education following consultation and calls for evidence. The effect of such change is that: Relationship Education will be taught as standard in all primary schools in England […]


Ramadan Iftar at the FCO with Foreign Secretary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office hosted a Big Iftar event, inviting faith and political leaders. The Foreign Secretary RT Hon Jeremy Hunt, and the Minister of State for the COmmonwealth and the UN, Lord Tariq Ahmad, co hosted the Iftar at the FCO celebrating diversity of faith; praying for peace. Imam Qari Asim, Chair of […]


Ramadan 2019

Assalamu Alaikum/Peace be upon you,   As we enter into the holy month of Ramadan, on behalf of MINAB’s staff and trustees, we wish you a Ramadan kareem. During this Ramadan let us get closer to our Creator, Allah (SWT), through good words and actions. This is a time to refocus our life on remembering […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



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 […]