The Conservative Muslim Forum (CMF) is an integral part of the Conservative Party. All CMF members are full members of the Party and we believe that the fundamental values of the Conservative Party such as recognising the importance of the family, scepticism of state control, a belief in private enterprise, low taxes and personal responsibility are values that appeal to British Muslims.

The CMF's full objectives are set out on the Objectives page. They can be summarised as encouraging British Muslims to play their full part in the political life of our country, and in particular to support the Conservative Party, join the Conservative Party and stand as Conservative Party candidates.

We also advise Conservative candidates campaigning to Muslim voters. If you are a candidate and think we can help just get in touch.

04 NOV 2017

Hashim Bhatti shortlisted for LGiU Award

Since May 2015 CMF Executive Member Hashim Bhatti has been a Conservative Councillor for Clewer North Ward in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. We were delighted to learn that he has been shortlisted in the category "Young Councillor of the Year" in the LGiU Awards 2017. Another young Windsor councillor,...

08 SEP 2017

CMF response to House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement

The Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Engagement was appointed on 29 June 2017 to consider citizenship and civic engagement, and to make recommendations. It is due to report by 31 March 2018. Below are details of the Select Committee's call for evidence, and a copy of the response submitted today by the Conservative Muslim Forum. Call for...

07 AUG 2017

Mike Mogul attends Croydon Conservatives fundraiser

On Sunday 23 July 2017, Croydon Conservatives held a fundraising barbecue, hosted by Charles Lise, Chairman of Croydon North Conservatives. CMF Executive Member Mike Mogul attended and played an essential role by cooking on the barbecue. Such informal occasions are great opportunities for meeting...

14 JUL 2017

Mike Mogul attends Chris Philp "Thank You" event

One of our key messages is that Muslims need to play their full part in wider society, and Muslim Conservatives need to be active inside the wider Conservative Party. CMF Executive Member Mike Mogul was tireless during the recent general election campaign in canvassing for the Conservative...

01 JUL 2017

CMF visit to Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

On Saturday 1 July 2017, over 20 people from the CMF were privileged to visit Amaravati Buddhist Monastery near Hemel Hempstead as guest of the head of the monastery, the Venerable Ajahn Amaro. As stated in our constitution, membership of the CMF is open to all, irrespective of religious belief. Indeed, two of the members...

19 JUN 2017

Attack on Muslim worshippers near Finsbury Park Mosque

We awoke this morning to news of another hate motivated attack on innocent people. While details are still emerging, reliable media have reported that a van driven by a white male individual deliberately ploughed into a group of Muslims outside the Muslim Welfare House near the Finsbury Park...

05 JUN 2017

CMF statement on the London Bridge Attack

On Saturday evening, while Britain still mourned the victims of the suicide bombing in Manchester, our country was attacked again by terrorists seeking to kill as many people as possible. Seven people enjoying a summer evening at London Bridge were murdered, and dozens seriously injured, before our...

23 MAY 2017

CMF statement: The terrorist bombing in Manchester

Manchester is one of the great cities of the United Kingdom. Last night, it was the venue for a pop concert starring the American singer Ariana Grande, attended by thousands of happy young children and adults, people from many different religious and ethnic backgrounds as Manchester is a very...

12 MAY 2017

CMF Chairman campaigning in Tooting

A general election campaign is won constituency by constituency. In the May 2015 general election, Conservative candidate Dan Watkins nearly took the seat from the sitting Labour MP the Rt Hon Sadiq Khan, who managed to hold on by only 2,842 votes. Dan fought the seat again in June 2016 in the by...

16 APR 2017

Annual Report 2016

The Annual Report 2016 is an 11 page PDF document which can be downloaded from this link. For convenience, the text has also been reproduced below. If you want to print it or download it to a mobile device for later reading, the PDF version is recommended. Introduction from our President I did establish...

28 MAR 2017

Shared Citizenship in Israel - Building a Multi-Ethnic Democracy

On Tuesday 28 March, alongside Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) we hosted the NGO Merchavim Institute of Israel in Parliament. Israel’s survival and flourishing over the last 66 years have shown that it is possible to build a vibrant multi-ethnic and multi-religious democracy, despite facing existential external...

25 MAR 2017

CMF Treasurer at The Citizens Foundation charity dinner

Spreading the message of the Conservative Muslim Forum requires both explicitly political activities, and also much quiet networking. On Saturday 25 March CMF Treasurer Samir Thantrey attended a charity dinner was organised by Muslim Care, a UK registered charity,  to raise funds for The Citizens...

23 MAR 2017

CMF Deputy Chairman attends Trafalgar Square vigil

The true spirit of London is shown by the way that Londoners come together after major tragedies. Sadly this spirit was needed again after the terrible terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge outside Parliament on Wednesday 22 March 2017 which the CMF condemned in its statement on the same evening. Early evening the following day, Londoners from all walks of...

23 MAR 2017

CMF Treasurer attends Pakistan Day celebrations

One important way of spreading the CMF's message is for CMF members to attend events where other senior Muslims will be present. On Thursday 23 March 2017, the Pakistan High Commission marked Pakistan Day with a flag hoisting ceremony, which was well attended by the community. CMF Treasurer...

22 MAR 2017

Today's horrific terrorist attack in London

In recent years, many terrorist attacks overseas have shown that, sadly, killers do not need sophisticated weapons or complex plots to wreak mayhem. Driving a vehicle into pedestrians and attacking with a knife can be enough to create carnage. Today this type of terrorism came to London. While the...

14 MAR 2017

Report on CMF General Meeting

The CMF held a general meeting on 14 March 2017. While the meeting was private and formal minutes of the meeting will be laid before the next annual general meeting, this page contains a brief summary. The evening opened with a Quran recitation in Arabic with English translation given by Imam Ali...

09 MAR 2017

International Women's Day

The House of Lords debated a motion to take note moved by Baroness Shields: That this House takes note of International Women’s Day and the role the United Kingdom plays in promoting gender equality globally. The full debate can be read at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke at 4.13pm and his speech is...

08 MAR 2017

UK Exports

The House of Lords debated the following question for short debate asked by Viscount Waverley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what strategy they have adopted to increase the United Kingdom’s exports. The full debate can be read at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke at 8.16pm and his speech is...

26 FEB 2017

CMF at the British Kebab Awards

While there is still more to do, Britain can be proud of having managed the integration of racial and religious minorities far better than most other countries in Western Europe. A simple illustration is given by the British Kebab Awards 2017. As well as showcasing the culinary contribution of the Turkish and other...

21 FEB 2017

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

The House of Lords held a second reading debate on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. The full debate can be read at this link.  Lord Sheikh spoke at 5.15pm and his speech is reproduced below. Lord Sheikh My Lords, last year I voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union...

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