The British Board of Scholars & Imams (BBSI) is an apolitical national assembly of imams, traditional scholars, and Islamically literate Muslim academics formed to facilitate scholarly intra-Muslim research and dialogue. Its continued aim is to serve the Muslim community in an ethical, inclusive, professional, and scholar-led way, with the interest of the Muslim community as its primary motivation and goal. We aim to provide authoritative ethico-theological guidance and leadership on matters relevant to Muslims, whilst promoting broader community welfare. It primarily seeks to do this by developing theological leadership that can authentically represent the rich scholarly inheritance of Islam whilst responding flexibly to the context of modern times.
Though the BBSI is not a political organisation, the BBSI is open to providing scholarly religious and spiritual guidance to anyone, whether they be individuals involved in politics, government, or any civil or community-led organisations.
Since the demise of HM the late Queen, no Imam or religious person has been attending, any event concerning HM the Queen, as a representative of The BBSI.