MCB Congratulates First Ever Woman to Lead Established British Islamic Centre

17th October 2014

The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulated and welcomed the appointment of Ms Saleha Islam who has been appointed Director of the Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in Kensington, West London.

Saleha Islam is perhaps the first woman to manage an established and thriving British Islamic centre. Ms Islam comes with deep experience of the Muslim community, most recently as CEO of the Muslim Youth Helpline. As a member of the Muslim Council of Britain’s National Council, Saleha Islam has given important advice to help guide the MCB’s work.

The centre Ms Islam now leads was officially opened by the Prince of Wales in May 2001.  The centre serves a large, multicultural Muslim community with over 5,000 users a week. In addition to beautiful prayer facilities, the centre also has a huge range of cultural, social and educational projects for both the Muslim and non-Muslim community.


Notes to Editors:

The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.

For further information please contact:

The Muslim Council of Britain
PO Box 57330
E1 2WJ
Tel: 0845 26 26 786
Fax: 0207 247 7079

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