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.

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...

21 FEB 2017

Telephone canvassing in CCHQ

Probably the single most important part of winning elections is to get people who already support you to turn out and vote. Accordingly, telephone canvassing to identify such people, and to persuade them to vote, is vital. CCHQ has a continous canvassing operation going, which of course is ramped up...

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...

23 JAN 2017


The House of Lords debated a question asked by Baroness Cox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent developments in Sudan. The full debate can be read at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke at 4.18pm, and his speech is reproduced below. Lord Sheikh My Lords, Sudan lies...

19 JAN 2017

Populism and Nationalism

The House of Lords debated the following motion to take note, moved by Lord Bruce of Bennachie That this House takes note of challenges to the liberal international order posed by the development of populism and nationalism around the world. The full debate can be read at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke...

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...

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