Bringing all parties together

One of the main functions of the AFMF is to bring British Muslim community leaders and the top brass from the military together to break down barriers and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of what they both do.

At Armed Forces Muslim Forum events, the Ministry of Defence is able to articulate the reasons behind its military operations, answer any queries or concerns accordingly and seek advice on the best way to ensure communities are kept informed.

Who can be part of the forum?

The Forum is also open to anyone in an official capacity who has an interest in the relationship between the Muslim community and the armed forces.

Muslim community leaders are able to raise any issues that impact on their communities and advise on any specific needs Muslims serving in the armed forces may have, such as the importance of observing Ramadan. This creates a better understanding and deepens ties between the community and the armed forces.

Play

The Armed Forces Muslim Forum in action

Watch the Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Nick Carter talk about diversity at an event in Leicester for a diverse, multi-faith audience from the local community.

Armed Forces Muslim Association News

Catch up with the latest news and blogs from serving AFMA personnel.
View all
news
06.12.2018

Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School Becomes First Islamic School in Britain To Launch Army Cadet Force

A high school in Lancashire is set to launch the first army cadet force at a…
read more
news
16.11.2018

AFMA Members Help Mark Mitzvah Day

When most people think about the Armed Forces, it’s combat, training and travel that springs to…
read more
news
07.11.2018

Female Tommies: A WW1 Untold History

‘It will be difficult,’ he replied. ‘But then you have youth and intelligence – two great…
read more
news
29.10.2018

Muslim Experience in WW1 Transcribed in New Exhibit

“We may have different religions, different languages, different coloured skin, but we all belong to one…
read more
news
09.10.2018

The Woking Peace Garden: How One Community Came Together to Honour its Muslim War Heroes

“For God We Are, And To God We Go” These words, emblazoned on a memorial stone…
read more