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.

14 FEB 2017

Dan Watkins visit to Tooting Islamic Centre

Dan Watkins, recently Conservative candidate for Tooting in the 2015 general election and in the by-election which followed Sadiq Khan's election as Mayor of London is a good friend of the Conservative Muslim Forum and someone who works tirelessly for better community cohesion. Accordingly we are...

02 FEB 2017

President Trump's Executive Order regarding immigration

On Friday 27 January 2017, US President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order about immigration. The full text can be read on the White House website at the link "Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States." Despite the words "Islam" and "Muslims" never being mentioned in the order, from the choice of countries and other language in the...

01 FEB 2017

Spreading Religious Harmony

World Interfaith Harmony Week is officially recognised by the United Nations and this year ran from 1 - 7 February. To mark UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017, on 1 February 2017 CMF President Lord Sheikh hosted an event in Committee Room 4A, in the House of Lords: “Spreading Religious Harmony.”  It was organised by...

28 JAN 2017

Building Bridges event in Nottingham

The EU Referendum in the UK and the election of Donald Trump in the USA have shown how divided Britain and America have become. Against this background, how can we work together to build a Britain that works for everyone? To share ideas, CMF Executive member Cllr Halimah Khaled organised the...

22 DEC 2016

Policy statement - teaching the Holy Quran in English

For the reasons explained on our page The CMF's approach to policy positions the CMF only rarely makes policy statements. However the Executive has decided to make one on the teaching of the Holy Quran in English. We recommend that UK mosques and madrassas teach the Holy Quran in English to ensure all worshippers and those wishing to...

20 DEC 2016

Berlin Christmas Market Attack

The day after this attack, our Chairman Mohammed Amin wrote on behalf of the Conservative Muslim Forum to convey our condolences to the German Ambassador. His letter is reproduced below. At the time the letter was sent, there were news reports that the killer was from Pakistan. It has since been...

06 DEC 2016

2016 Family Values Award Luncheon

On Tuesday 6 December 2016, hosted by David Rutley MP for Macclesfield, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held their annual Family Values Award Luncheon to acknowledge members of the community who make significant contributions in support of the family. The Church recognises the family as the most essential unit of...

22 NOV 2016

Deputy Chairman canvassing at CCHQ

Canvassing, either in person or by telephone, lies at the heart of grassroots politics. To win, you have to learn voters concerns, identify those voters who are likely to support you, and remind them to turn out and vote. On Tuesday 22 November, with the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election...

17 NOV 2016

Muslims' concerns following Donald Trump's election as US President

Last week saw the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA. As a result, many British Muslims are concerned because of some of the things Mr Trump said about Muslims while running for office. Accordingly, both the CMF President Lord Sheikh and the CMF Chairman CMF Mohammed Amin have written...

25 OCT 2016

Eid al Adha Reception

Eid al-Adha is the Muslim festival that falls at the end of the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. It commemorates the willingness of the prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) to sacrifice his son upon God's instruction, a story found in the Bible as well as the Quran. The Wikipedia article at this link gives...

22 OCT 2016

Executive member Raza Anjum meets the Jordanian Ambassador

On 22 October Raza Anjum, Chair of CMF Youth, met H.E. Mazen Kamal Homoud, the ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Kingdom, during the Ambassador's visit to Saffron Walden at the invitation of the town's mayor. During their meeting Raza expressed support for the Jordanian...

16 OCT 2016

Executive member Raza Anjum hosts the Bishop of Lahore

On 16 October Raza Anjum, Chair of CMF Youth, hosted The Rt Reverend Irfan Jamil, the Anglican Bishop of Lahore, at his home during the Bishop's recent visit to the UK. They discussed the human rights challenges facing the Pakistani Christian community. In recent years there have been several...

08 OCT 2016

Shakeel Ahmed - Chairman Wandsworth Tooting Conservative Association

Shakeel joined the Conservative Party in 2010. Since then he has done some great work campaigning, and served as Deputy Chair, Membership for Tooting Ward. He was selected as the Conservative Party's Council candidate for Tooting Ward in the 2014 election. On selection Shakeel said: "I am an...

02 OCT 2016

CMF at the Conservative Party Conference 2016

As in previous years, the Conservative Muslim Forum was well represented at the Conservative Party Conference 2016 in Birmingham from 2-5 October. Our presence was anchored on our stand in the Party Zone of the exhibition area. The stand makes it very easy for people to come and meet us, and we...

18 SEP 2016

CMF Executive member Mike Mogul supporting Gavin Barwell MP

On Sunday 18 September 2016, Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central and also Minister of State in the Department for Communities and Local Government responsible for (Housing, Planning and London held a Conservatives meeting at his home to discuss the implications of the planned constituency...

14 SEP 2016

CMF Executive celebrates MBE award to Chairman

In the Queen's Birthday Honours List published on 11 June 2016, CMF Chairman Mohammed Amin was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to Community Cohesion and Inter-faith Relations in Greater Manchester. At their individual expense, the members of the CMF Executive...

14 JUL 2016

CMF response to Conservatism and Human Rights Commission

One of the great stregths of the Conservative Party is the number of think tanks and sub-groups (such as the Conservative Muslim Forum) that are associated with it. This provides a continous flow of new ideas on many policy areas. Bright Blue is an independent think tank and pressure group for liberal...

13 JUL 2016

Israeli Embassy hosts CMF at Eid reception

Many people forget that about 20% of Israel's citizens are Muslims, a ratio four times higher than that of the UK. Accordingly when the Israeli Embassy in London asked if the CMF would like to be guests at the Embassy's first ever Eid reception, we readily agreed. It took place at the Israeli...

12 JUL 2016

Eid al-Fitr Reception

Eid al-Fitr is the Muslim festival that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. The Arabic name "Eid al-Fitr" means "Festival of breaking of the fast." The Wikipedia article linked gives much more information about Eid al Fitr and how it is celebrated around the world. On Tuesday 12 July, we held a very well...

29 JUN 2016

Statement on the killings at Istanbul Airport

Sadly, we live in a time when almost any place can suffer terrorist carnage without warning. Istanbul is one of the most historic cities in Europe, and is both a European and an Asian city. Many of us have been there to visit some of the world’s greatest heritage sites. Like London it has...

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Conservative Muslim Forum,
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