News

24
Mar

Government Amends Bill to Ensure Right of the Deceased are Respected

MINAB would like to reassure Mosques, Imams and the Muslim community that, they will be able to continue burying their loved ones according to Islamic practices. The Government has amended the COVID-19 emergency Bill to confirm that disposing of an individual will be consistent with the deceased’s religion or belief. MINAB would like to thank […]

12
Mar

MINAB Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Pandemic Date of Issue: 12/03/2020

March 20th, 2020 Guidance and Advice on Burials – Ghusal – Janazah for Coronavirus STATEMENT: Mosques are Required to Suspend Services In line with the most recent advice from the Government, scientists, medical experts, and careful deliberation with Islamic Scholars and Mosques, MINAB strongly advises Mosques to suspend congregational services to prevent the further spread […]

21
Feb

Statement – London Central Mosque Attack

Statement from MINAB following a stabbing at London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park For anything immediately concerning contact 101 or an emergency situation to 999 Report suspicious behaviour online, which is not immediately concerning www.act.campaign.gov.uk For further information about Prevent go to the www.ltai.info Follow @TerrorismPolice and @NatCoordPrevent on Twitter Security at mosques – The […]

19
Feb

Communities Defended Imam Qari Asim on his Appointment to Define Islamophobia

The board criticised ‘attacks’ on Qari Asim, who was accused of supporting restrictions on free speech. The Board of Deputies has defended a leading imam after he faced calls to stand down from a government inquiry into Islamophobia by critics accusing him of questioning free speech. The board criticised “attacks” on Qari Asim, the imam at the Makkah mosque […]

03
Feb

Streatham Terrorist Attack: MINAB Statement

The stabbing in Streatham on Sunday, 2 February, is condemned. Our thoughts are with the families of those injured and all those affected by this latest terrorist attack in London.  The Chair of MINAB, Imam Qari Asim said: “Imams’ message is clear: the path to violence is a path to death and destruction of oneself […]

29
Jan

MINAB Held #MosquesLeadership 2020 Event in Manchester

On the 25th of January MINAB held MosquesLeadership 2020 event at Minhaj Welfare Foundation in Manchester. The program, which the participants showed great interest, started at 12:30 and lasted five hours. The conference was opened by Imam Qari Asim, chair of MINAB and Moin Azmi, trustee & vice chair of MINAB. The event covered three […]

21
Mar

Concern Around Cremation Presented to Parliament

Mosques and Imams across the UK have raised an alarming concern around the Covid Bill presented to the Parliament.  The concern is about a draft subsection in SCHEDULE 27 – PART 2 relating to ‘dispose of bodies which includes removal of the deceased’s wishes and enforced cremations’.  Whilst we support the UK Government’s approach to […]

20
Feb

MINAB’S Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Germany

Ten people were killed overnight in Germany by a far-Right gunman who attacked two shisha bars in the western town of Hanau before turning his gun on himself. MINAB released a statement to condemn the terrorist attack. Imam Qari Asim said: “Far Right attacks, similar to that in Hanau Germany are becoming increasingly common in […]

19
Feb

Imam Qari Asim Calls People to Stand Up for Justice

A packed audience in a House of Commons Committee Room listened to a representative of the persecuted Uyghur Muslims of China make an impassioned plea for her people at an event organised by the Board of Deputies. Rahima Mahmut, from the World Uyghur Congress gave her views as part of a panel discussion entitled A […]

31
Jan

BREXIT DAY – BREXIT PRAYER

The following prayer will be offered in some MINAB member mosques in Britain on the Brexit Day.  Britain’s Exit from the EU is a major national event in British history, dawn of a new era. The Brexit Day, Friday 31 January, marks the beginning of a national transition. Let’s pray to our Lord, Allah Almighty, […]