The Imam of a Mosque in Brussels has been killed in an arson attack on the place of worship. The Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board condemns the terrible attack.

Chairman of the MINAB, Maulana Safraz Madni said: “These attacks are outrageous; Mosques are places of worship and sanctuaries for all Muslims. Such barbaric attack on places of worship, is abhorrent and is an attack on all our religious and human values. Such attacks are affront to all human and religious values and aim to inspire hate and disrupt the harmony of community relations.”

"The death of scholar is a loss for the Ummah. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the congregation of the Imam Raza Masjid in Brussels and in-particular to the family of the bereaved and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured".


The Secretary of the MINAB, Maulana Ahmed Nisar Begg Qadri said: "We stand united in offering solidarity against targeting communities which aims to destroy community relations and inspire hate and discord. The MINAB calls upon Mosques to pray for peace and harmony in our communities and to re-emphasis the Quranic message of protecting places of worship; challenging these extreme views which try to subvert Islam.”

The MINAB will be working with Mosques and Imams to provide guidance to build resilience to attacks of this nature.

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.