The Association of British Muslims (AOBM) is the oldest extant organisation of British Muslims. Established in Liverpool in 1889 as The English Islamic Association by HE Shaykhu-l Islam Abdullah Quilliam Bey, Shaykhu-l Islam of the British Isles by appointment of the Caliph, HIM Sultan Abdul Hamid II, jannat makan, (which appointment was endorsed by the Queen-Empress, HM Queen Victoria, and also by HE the Emir of Morocco, HM the King of Afghanistan, and HIM the Qajar Shah of Iran).
The Association of British Muslims affirms the equal worth of all human beings, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, creed, sexual orientation or ability. We believe that critical thinking is essential to spiritual development. We repudiate militarism and violence, whether on an individual, organisational or national level. We embrace religious pluralism and the diversity of inspirations that motivate people to embrace social justice.