The Muslim Council of Britain is an umbrella body whose members include the UK’s mosques and Islamic associations.
It is a non-sectarian body working for the common good without interfering in, displacing or isolating any existing Muslim work in the community. We aim to be broad-based and representative, accommodating and reflecting the variety of social and cultural backgrounds and outlook of the community.
Membership is open to any organisation based in the UK whose activities are primarily for the benefit of Muslims of Britain, or which operates from Britain with staff drawn from Britain for the benefit of the Muslim ummah. No organisation is eligible for membership unless its own membership is open only to those who profess the Muslim faith. The Muslim Council of Britain has three types of affiliated bodies – national, regional and local:
- National Affiliates have branches across the UK;
- Regional Affiliates have branches in one or more counties, an association or council of mosques operating within a town or city
- Local Affiliates or specialist bodies are typically mosques, Islamic centres, charities, schools and similar institutions at one location.