The Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, 1992-1998

When it was inaugurated in 1992, the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain was intended as a radically new sort of political organization for Muslim communities living in the west, by providing “minority political system for Muslims in Britain” and a “non-territorial Islamic state”. Unfortunately, it declined rapidly after Dr Kalim Siddiqui’s death in 1996, and was soon defunct.

More information on the Muslim Parliament is available through the following pages:

A short introduction to the Muslim Parliament
A short history of the Muslim Parliament, summarising its quick rise and its subsequent decline.

The Muslim Parliament of Great Britain
Section four of the biography of Dr Kalim Siddiqui, giving a fuller account of the background, establishment and work of the Muslim Parliament.

Fundamental principles behind Kalim Siddiqui’s establishment of the Muslim Parliament
The first of a series of three articles about the Muslim Parliament by Iqbal Siddiqui, published in Crescent International, July-August 1998.

Kalim Siddiqui’s understanding of the Muslim Parliament as ‘a minority political system’
Second article from the above series.

Kalim Siddiqui’s vision of a ‘minority political system’ and a ‘non-territorial Islamic State’
Third article from the above series.

Muslim Parliament documents and publications

The Muslim Manifesto
This was the foundation document of the Muslim Parliament, published by the Muslim Institute in 1990. It was launched at the Muslim Institute conference on ‘The Future of Muslims in Britain’, London, 14 July 1990.

Generating ‘power’ without politics: the future of Muslims in Britain
Speech by Dr Kalim Siddiqui at the Muslim Institute conference on ‘The Future of Muslims in Britain’, London, 14 July 1990. This introduced the Muslim Manifesto (see above).

The Muslim Parliament of Great Britain: political innovation and adaptation
Leader’s Address by Dr. Kalim Siddiqui at the Inauguration of the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, London, 4 January 1992.