The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is a national umbrella body for Muslim organisations with over 500 mosques, educational and charitable associations affiliated to it.
The MCB is pledged to work for the common good of society as a whole; encouraging individual Muslims and Muslim organisations to play a full and participatory role in public life. We are a democratic body, built on consultation, co-operation and co-ordination among Muslim institutions and concerned Muslim individuals throughout Britain. Founded in 1997, the MCB is:
- Independent – core funding comes from affiliation fees
- Cross-sectarian – affiliates belong to Islam’s diverse religious traditions
- Democratic – leadership is elected for 2-year terms and is accountable to affiliates