In 2006, Faith Associates pioneered a national consultation of over 1400 Mosques and Islamic Centres from around the UK to establish MINAB (Mosque and Imams National Advisory Board).
The consultation procedure took place across key UK cities led by a steering group. The magnitude of the achievement to create this self-regulatory body was seen in the composition of its leadership and its founding organizations that incorporated umbrella bodies spanning the full spectrum of Islamic schools of thought. The founding organizations included the: Al-Khoei Foundation, British Muslim Forum, the Muslim Association of Britain and the Muslim Council of Britain.
As a result of the consultation and subsequent creation of MINAB, the vision to improve standards within the Mosque sector was summarised in 5 key principles:
- Members apply principles of good corporate governance
- Members ensure that services are provided by suitably qualified or experienced personnel.
- There are systems and processes in place to ensure that there are no impediments to the participation in the activities, including governance, for young people.
- There are systems and processes in place to ensure that there are no impediments to the participation in the activities, including governance, for women.
- Members ensure there are programmes that promote civic responsibility of Muslims in the wider society.
The following report is the findings of the consultation.
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