Commenting on the tragic murder on 7 April of a well-known Imam of the mosque in Acton, West London namely Imam Sheihk Abdul Hadi Arwani, Maulana Sarfraz Madni, the Chairman of MINAB said, “The membership of MINAB which consists of Sunni as well as Shia mosques and Imam Training Institutions, stands united in sharing the grief of the bereaved family. The murder of this scholar is a great tragedy. The causes are unknown. Regrettably, the media appears to have engaged in speculation about who committed this horrible crime and cause of the crime. Speculation about motivation of a crime such as the murder of this Imam is most unhelpful as it has serious potential to cause community tensions. I urge the media to refrain from speculation in this crime and support and allow the investigating authorities time to conclude their investigations. MINAB has full confidence in the investigating agencies to apprehend the criminal/s and to find what caused the perpetrator/s to engage in this act of cowardice.”
- MINAB, the national organisation of Mosques and Imams is engaged in the improvement of governance and capacity building in mosques and Imam training institutions in the UK.
- It was founded in 2007 by four national representative organisations namely Al-Khoei Foundation, British Muslim Forum, Muslim Association of Britain and Muslim Council of Britain.
- MINAB is a non-sectarian, fully inclusive, community conceived, community led democratic organisation. It has no role in matters of theology.
- MINAB is a registered Charity and through a voluntarily agreed set of standards by its members, it facilitates good governance of its members through a scheme of self regulation.