Below are answers to questions frequently posed on the establishment, composition and governance of the MCB. If you don’t find an answer to the question you’re looking for, please email with your enquiry.

The Muslim Council of Britain is a national representative Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools. 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.

It aims:

  • To promote co-operation, consensus and unity on Muslim affairs in the UK
  • To encourage and strengthen all existing efforts being made for the benefit of the Muslim community
  • To work for a more enlightened appreciation of Islam and Muslims in wider society
  • To establish a position for the Muslim community within British society that is fair and based on due rights
  • To work for the eradication of disadvantages and forms of discrimination faced by Muslims
  • To foster better community relations and work for the good of society as a whole
  • To promote inter and extra faith dialogues in the promotion of tolerance and mutual respect in a diverse society