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New Muslim Council of Britain Leader

Delegates, meeting on June 4th, elected Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari as the Secretary General, succeeding Sir Iqbal Sacranie. The Ninth Annual General Meeting of the Muslim Councl of Britain was held at the London Muslim Centre, Whitechapel.

The assembled delegates elected a central working committee (CWC) of 37. In a second round of elections, the CWC elected three office bearers for the 2006-2008 term: Dr Bari as Secretary General, Dr Daud Abdullah as Deputy Secretary General, and Mrs Uniaiza Malik as Treasurer.

Four further office bearers—three assistant secretaries general and a deputy treasurer will be appointed at the next meeting of the central working committtee.

The CWC comprises the 37 elected members, direct nominees for the MCB’s national and regional affiliates and a number of co-optees. Only elected members are eligible to stand for election for the posts of secretary general, deputy secretary general and treasurer.
Dr. Abdul Bari is a former assistant secretary general and deputy secretary general of the MCB; Dr. Daud Abdullah & Mrs. Unaiza Malki previously served as assistant secretaries general.

Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari is an educationalist with a PhD and PGCE from King’s College London and a Management degree from the Open University. He has worked as an Air Force Officer, as a researcher in physics, a science teacher and SEN specialist in London. He is former president of Islamic Forum Europe and is chair of the East London Mosque Trust. He is a member of the Inner Cities Religious Council and Pan-London Advisory Group on Faith. He is a board member of The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games.

Dr Daud Abdullah Daud Abdullah was born in Grenada where he received his early education. He obtained his first degree from the University of Guyana in 1981 and was awarded a scholarship to study Arabic language at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. In 1984 he joined the University of Khartoum to pursue postgraduate studies and was awarded his doctorate in 1989. He then lectured in history at the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria. Since moving to the United Kingdom with his family in the mid 1990s. He lectures in Islamic Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.


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