MINAB is a registered charity under the laws of England and Wales. Its aims and remit are defined in its Constitution/Trust Deed. MINAB is a service provider for its members, in facilitating good governance in mosques through an agreed process of self regulation.
In response to a number of requests from various organisations and individuals asking for the position of MINAB on the murder of a shopkeeper in Glasgow in the last few days, the Chairman of MINAB, Maulana Shahid Raza OBE has felt it necessary to put this statement out to remind all that the MINAB concurs with and supports the statements made by its founding members condemning the cowardly and criminal act. MINAB extends its deepest sympathies to the family of the bereaved.
Maulana Shahid Raza OBE said, “I should like to take this opportunity to remind all members of MINAB that Imams in the mosques should ensure that as part of their sermons their congregation are made to understand and respect the laws of our country and guard against any provocative statements or acts of others which they might find offensive. The laws of United Kingdom give equal protection to all to practice their religion or not to follow any religion or belief. In the United Kingdom all persons are protection against acts of hatred and discrimination on grounds of religion and we as Muslims must respect all laws and make best use of the laws.”