Our History

1997:

Tens of Muslim activists come together to establish a community grassroots organisation; and the Muslims Association of Britain (MAB) is born.

2002:

1) 500,000 demonstration against war in Iraq and call for Freedom for Palestine on the eve of the Labour Party conference on the 22nd of September.

2) MAB organised a 200,000 strong demonstration against the Israeli massacre in Jenin in April.

2003:

Historical ‘Two Million Person March’ described as the biggest demonstration in recent history that brought thousands of people to voice their opposition to military action against Iraq.

2004:

1) MAB convened an international conference that brought together international scholars and London’s Mayor at the time: Ken Livingstone.

2) Along with the Muslim Women Society, MAB established the PRO-HIJAB organisation in response to the banning of the veil in France.

2005:

In February, MAB was called in to help solve the problem of Finsbury Park Mosque, which was under the grasp of extremists.

2006:

1) Along with three other national organisations, MAB establishes the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (MINAB)

2) MAB organised a demonstration against the Danish cartoons in collaboration with 15 other organisations in February.

2011:

1) During Ramadan, MAB organises its 1st National Quran Competition.

2) MAB holds its largest National Conference held in December under the title: “Creating Hope”.

2012:

1) MAB celebrates its 15th anniversary at Kensington Town Hall.

2) National Quran Conference, held in Leicester.

2014:

MAB holds its 1st Ramadan e-Quiz. Winner: Hajar From London.

2015:

1) MAB holds its 2nd Ramadan e-Quiz. Winner: Mustafa from Bradford, who went on Hajj same year.

2) MAB launches its new training and development programme: REVIVE.

2016:

1) Conference: Muslims and Brexit: What Next?

2) 3rd Ramadan e-Quiz along with Poetry and Art Competition