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The Islamic Society of Britain initiated Islam Awareness Week (IAW) in 1994, to raise awareness and remove misconceptions surrounding Britain’s second largest faith group.

IAW has been taking place in many towns and cities across the UK and since the year 2000, a theme has been chosen which highlights an issue which is of common concern across communities. This is because the main idea of IAW is to promote social cohesion rather than dwelling on differences.

During IAW many different community organisations get involved in activities that bring people together. It is a project that has received support from all major political parties with previous launches taking place in the Houses of Parliament and Mayor of London’s offices. IAW has also been supported and launched at other major cultural venues such as at the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre and the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Our History What happens during IAW How does it do this Who takes part



We believe in a diverse range of talent and personality brings creative skills and ideas to the web.

We want as many people to get involved as possible! To help you we have created some simple ‘How To’ guides that are linked below as PDF’s that are easy to download and print off for some activities that can be done by anyone and in any area.  As we always say during Islam Awareness Week, the more activities that are happening around the UK, the better. Get involved. Play your part!

For Schools related activities you can visit our Schools website: www.islaminschools.com and keep checking back here as we add more resources for assemblies and classroom presentations.

We also have posters and leaflets that you can make use of.  See here for some of them:  http://www.isb.org.uk/category/activities/products/

Contact us with your ideas, suggestions and activity plans and let’s work together to make them happen. Get in touch with details of what you are planning so we can add them to the site and others can benefit and feel motivated by what you are doing.

Our main office details are here: http://www.isb.org.uk/contact/



About Us

  • Islamic Society of Britain
  • Islam in Schools
  • Plain Islam

Islam Awareness Week is a Project of the Islamic Society of Britain

The Islamic Society of Britain is a community based charity and not-for-profit company registered in England and Wales. Established in 1990, we were one of the first organisations that sought to evolve a uniquely British flavour to Islam.

In order for this to happen we felt that Muslims would have to think seriously about understanding their faith in a British context.

Our aims are:

  • To promote greater understanding and awareness of Islam
  • To organise, educate and enhance the development of British Muslim communities
  • To encourage positive contribution to British society and the promotion of social justice

Through our programme of activities, the Society helps individuals to think about their faith and contextualise this to the reality of modern society. Our activities range from small local programmes to large national events that cater for thousands.

The Islamic Society of Britain views Islam as a religion of peace and a continuation of age-old teachings from God to humanity. Not as a new religion, but as a way of life that has a strong focus – in spiritual terms on the worship of one God, and in social terms on justice and equity between people.

Contact IAW

If you would like to tell us about an event you are planning, please message us using the form below.   You can also contact us by post and telephone