“True piety is this: to believe in God, and the Last Day…to perform the prayer and to pay the Zakat.” (Qur’an 2:177)
Centre for Media Monitoring (CfMM) is a project of MCB and falls under the category of fi sabeelillah في سبيل الله from among the eight categories mentioned in the Qur’an surah Tawba verse 182.
Centre for Media Monitoring (CfMM) is a Zakatable Project – Your zakat has the power to help CfMM promote fair, accurate and responsible reporting of Muslims and Islam through constructive engagement with the media, regulators and politicians whilst also supporting CfMM to train and empower grassroots British Muslim communities to hold the media to account and help change the narrative.
Visit My Mosque (VMM) is a national initiative facilitated by MCB and falls under the category of al-mu’allafat Qulobehim مؤلفة القلوب
Visit My Mosque (VMM) is a Zakatable Project – Your Zakat has the power to transform Mosques – promote the beauty of Islam by encouraging 250+ mosques across the UK to hold open days to welcome their neighbours from all faiths and none and build bridges across communities.
The Muslim Council of Britain seeks to support and strengthen our affiliates community through all its projects. Visit My Mosque and Centre for Media Monitoring allow us to educate, counter stereotypes and negative narrative around Muslims and Islam, and build networks of friends and allies.
CfMM’s vision is both to highlight negative trends in the media as well as promote good practice. In order to change the narrative surrounding Islam and Muslims, CfMM aims to engage constructively with the media and empower communities in the following ways:
- Create an Evidence base.
- Develop insight on areas of improvement
- Constructively engage with key stakeholders
- Empower communities to engage with media positively
VMM builds bridges across communities by opening mosque doors to the public, encouraging interfaith dialogue, and breaking down misconceptions. Whilst mosque open days in Britain have been taking place for decades, Visit My Mosque enables mosques to be a part of a nationwide coordinated event where mosques across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are able to open their doors together on the same day.
You can help us make difference by supporting these projects via your Zakat.