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MCS Statement on Maulana Habib ur Rahman


Muslim Council of Scotland has issued a statement on the media reports regarding an inflammatory statement linked to Maualana Habib ur Rahman of Glasgow Central Mosque.

The Board of MCS agree the Maulana has been quoted out of context and recognise his devotion and hard work to bring harmony and respect within society.

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Muslim Council of Scotland holds Seminar to tackle Extremism


MCS hosted a special seminar of countering extremism which was addressed by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson MSP.

The session was attended by a number of representatives including mosques and community organisations such as Islamic Society of Britain FOSIS and Al Waleed Centre. More...

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Muslims Stand United Against Hate


Muslim Council of Scotland (MCS) is deeply concerned at the statement reportedly issued by Tanveer Ahmed the man accused of the murder of Asad Shah, justifying his actions.

Asad Shah belonged to the Ahmadiyya community and regardless of the theological differences, we echo the statement issued by Muslim Council of Britain. "We affirm the right of Ahmadis to their freedom of belief and reject any attacks on their property or persons. They have the right to live free from discrimination or persecution. The targeting of Ahmadis for their beliefs is totally unacceptable."

MCS requests Imams in Scotland to use the occasion of their sermon at Friday's congregational prayer, as a reminder on holding respect for all, regardless of belief amongst the diverse communities around us. While also emphasising the importance of acting responsibly and sensitively when discussing differences of belief, especially by avoiding statements which could be regarded as inflammatory.

As Scottish Muslims we must continue to play our due role to diffuse any misunderstanding and tension between communities by redoubling our efforts to work for the betterment of all.


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