The Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 4th March 2012.

At the meeting the Executive Board and Board of Trustees for the two year term will be elected.

The venue will be the Community Hall, Leicester Central Mosque, Conduit Street, Leicester, LE2 0JN.

The list of candidates for the Executive Board of the MINAB can be accessed on the following links:
- List of Sunni Candidates

This list has been posted to the delegates, alongside the letter from the Election Commissioner, inviting delegates to attend the AGM and informing them about further information.

For any query, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0208 993 7141.

YMBA_Poster_FINALDesigned to recognise, celebrate and inspire excellence amongst projects / organisations which cater for young British Muslims; to showcase the very best of Muslim youth work.

Only one award for each category - Local, Regional and National for Muslim or non-Muslim projects / organisations which have made a meaningful contribution to the lives of young Muslims in the UK.

Winners will be announced at an awards reception at the Houses of Parliament.

Watch a clip of last year's awards

To nominate, please visit

Deadline is Friday 30th September 2011, 18.00hrs.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 4th March 2012. At the meeting the Executive Board and Board of Trustees for the two year term will be elected.

The venue will be the Community Hall, Leicester Central Mosque, Conduit Street, Leicester, LE2 0JN.

The list of delegates nominated to participate in the MINAB Annual General Meeting and Elections have been sent by post to our members. Here is a copy of nominated delegates from Mosques and Training Institutions:

- List of Sunni Delegates nominated

- List of Shia Delegates nominated

The Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (MINAB) condemns the outrageous suicide terrorist attacks that targeted innocent Christian Nigerian families who were praying in their Churches on Christmas Day. Such attacks are affront to all human and religious values and aim to inspire hate and disrupt the harmony of Christian Muslim community relations, who have co-existed for centuries.

The Chair of the MINAB, Maulana Shahid Raza, OBE, said. "Such barbaric attacks, in the name of Islam on places of worship, is abhorrent and is an attack on all our religious and human values". "We stand united in offering solidarity against targeting communities in Nigeria which aims to destroy community relations and inspire hate and discord”. "We offer our heartfelt condolences to the entire Nigerian nation particularly to the bereaved and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured", he said.

The MINAB calls upon Mosques to pray for peace and harmony in Nigeria and to re-emphasis the Quranic message of protecting places of worship; challenging these extreme views which try to subvert Islam.


Notes to Editors:

1. The Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (MINAB) is the representative body of all UK Muslim denominations set up to promote good governance in Mosques and Imam Training Institutions through a process of self regulation.

2. It has over six hundred mosques and training institutions as its members.

3. It is a charity registered under the laws of England & Wales.

4. It is a community led independent body, non sectarian in its outlook, representing the diversity of Islam with no role in matters of theology and is broad based with an accountable system of representation.

The Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board condemns the disorderly behaviour by rioters and looters witnessed over the last few days. There can be no excuse or justification for the sort of violence we have seen in London and other British cities in the last few days.

In this holy month of Ramadan, many Muslims will be attending Mosques to break their fast and for prayers. It is important to remind congregations to take seriously their own safety and travel. If any Mosque feels they may be under threat of attack by rioters, they must immediately alert the police and take precautions.

Following legal advice from our Advisor on Constitutional Affairs on more than one occasion exhorting Trustees to convene a meeting of the General Council, the Trustees met on 14 November 2011 at the Muslim College.

At that meeting the Trustees reiterated their trust and confidence in Judge Khurshid Drabu CBE for his advice and requested that he should continue to be the Election Commissioner for MINAB.

It was decided that the Annual General Meeting of the MINAB which has been due since August 2011 would now be held on Sunday 4 March 2012 at Leicester. It was also decided to request Judge Drabu to draw up the dates for Election Schedule as soon as possible so that members will have sufficient time to file returns and respond to communications.

These decisions were conveyed to Judge Drabu after the Trustees meeting and he accepted the re-appointment; thanked the Trustees for their trust and undertook to draw up the date schedule for the elections shortly.

fastingThe MINAB welcomes the launch of this exciting new project “Fasting not Feasting”. The project encourages the sharing of iftar across communities, especially with the homeless and refugees, and interfaith cooperation wherever possible.

There is also a drive to connect with the Qur'an through the camping with Qur'an initiative, as well as a Tarawih with the Trees campaign which should bring us closer to nature, and strengthen our connection with the cosmos.

For more information, please visit

IMG_8347On Thursday 8 September 2011, the MINAB held its unique “Building a better integrated and resilient society” conference at the Al Khoei Foundation, in North West London.

MINAB launched its “Mosques in Communities” report at the conference. This groundbreaking, grassroots’ driven report analyses outreach possibilities for British Mosques today and looks at areas where their engagement with local people, community groups and local public bodies could be reinforced. It explores how Mosques can collaborate with others to overcome issues like English Defence League protests and how they, with other local partners, could forge stronger relationships within their neighborhoods. Practical tips on achieving the benefits of engaging with public authorities, community groups and local residents are provided.

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