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The British Board of Scholars and Imams (BBSI) vehemently condemns the bombing of the al-Ahli Arabi Baptist hospital in Gaza, Palestine, which reportedly claimed the lives of countless innocent Palestinian men, women, and children. Taking the lives of innocents, especially in…

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Moonsighting Debate: Seeking Harmony Amid Confusion

Matters related to Ramadan timings fall within the derived aspects of the law (Sharia), where differences of opinion are acceptable and even considered a mercy, provided they do not lead to inter-communal disharmony. We do not promote any single view but…

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Turkey Earthquake

The BBSI encourages the British Muslim Community to help those affected by the Earthquake in Turkey & Syria

Tuesday, 7 February 2023 | 16 Rajab 1444 AH The British Board of Scholars & Imams is deeply saddened by the recent earthquake that struck Turkey & Syria and left many injured and homeless. Over 5,000 people are estimated to have…

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The Global Imams & Scholars’ Charter – The Global Imams & Scholars Network

The Global Imams & Scholars’ Charter Seven of the world’s leading scholars and imams councils and boards have developed a historic charter for Western imams and scholars. The British Board of Scholars & Imams (BBSI), Australian National Imams Council (ANIC), European…

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BBSI Eid ul Fitr Guidance – 1442

BBSI Guidance – Eid 1442 – Turning to Allah in Ease and Hardship To You, our Lord, do we complain of our weakness, our lack of support and the humiliation we are made to receive. O Most Compassionate and Merciful! You…

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Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week with Five ways to Wellbeing and Islam

Monday 10 May 2021, marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health. COVID-19 has impacted the whole world; for almost everyone, life has had to change profoundly with an increase in…

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BBSI Ramadan 2021/1442 Guidelines for the UK Muslim Community

This guidance will address the most salient issues that affect the community in this blessed time. It is based on sharia guidelines about the performance of these central acts of worship, but also takes into consideration the health and safety guidance…

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Reports suggest Batley Grammar School used materials that depicted the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) wearing a turban with a bomb in it. Such caricatures are extremely offensive and distressing which only serve to play into the stereotype of Islam and Muslims being…

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Mental Health Toolkit for Imams and Scholars

The British Board of Scholars & Imams (BBSI) developed a unique mental health toolkit and delivered mental health training webinars to over 200 imams, scholars, chaplains and mosque committee members across the UK and abroad. Please see below the toolkit and…

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Regulation permits Madrasas to open for face-to-face teaching, subject to conditions being met

Following a meeting on 23 March 2021 with a Government adviser, BBSI has confirmed that current Regulations in force from 8 March 2021 permit Madrasas to open for the purposes of supervised activities for children, that is for face-to-face teaching but…

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