Brexit & Belonging


Brexit & Belonging

The Community Life Survey found that 83 per cent of Asians felt “fairly or very strongly” that they belong to Britain compared to 85 per cent of white people and 75 per cent from the black community. Imam Qari Asim, chair of the Mosque and Imam National Advisory Board, said: “The aim of this special […]


#FosterFriday- Jummah Khutbah for Foster Care

There is an urgent need of more Muslim Foster carers! Over 4000 Muslim living in care, many are living with Non-Muslim carers In 2018, 4,250 unaccompanied refugee children living in care mainly from Muslim countries Sudan, Eritrea, Albania, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Syria There is a urgent need for more Muslim foster carers.  Rotherham […]


Hatred behind Synagogue Attack in Germany is Condemned

“The shootings outside the synagogue and at a nearby Turkish kebab shop in the city of Halle, Germany, are repulsive.  Our thoughts are with the families of victims and everyone affected by the brutal killings in Germany. The fact that the attack occurred outside the synagogue on the day of Yom Kippur, the holiest day […]


Brexit Debate – Respect for All Sides

Imams have held a number of meetings on mosques discussing the recent heated debates around Brexit. The language in the Brexit debate continues to get more and more toxic, whether in the Houses of Parliament or in our living rooms- and therefore common ground needs to be found. It is easy to descend into division […]


Islamic New Year

Wishing a happy, healthy, prosperous and fulfilling Islamic new year to all Muslims around the world as they welcome in the new Islamic year, 1441.  We ask Allah Almighty for goodness, well being and prosperity in the new year 1441 Al Hijri. May the new year be full of happiness, kindness and healing, in particular […]


Imam Qari Asim appointed Independent expert to tackle Islamophobia

Congratulations to our Chairman Imam Qari Asim MBE, who has been appointed as the independent adviser to tackle Islamophobia and to provide expert advice on a definition of Islamophobia to the government. This new work will build on the definitions of Islamophobia currently being considered, including the APPG definition. Qari Asim is the Deputy Chair […]


Bridging the Divide: Confronting Hate

Qari Asim, MBE Qari Asim is on the regional leadership board of Remembering Srebrenica charity and deputy chair of cross-government Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group. He can be reached at @QariAsim This week marks the 24th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide. The theme for 2019 Srebrenica Memorial Week is ‘Bridging the Divide: Confronting Hate’; it invites us […]


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 […]