Founded in 1962 to promote missionary work in Britain through lectures and hospitality, distribution of the Quran, and establishment of Islamic bookshops. Concentrates on strengthening religious knowledge among immigrants of Muslim background through organization of classes on the Quran and on the basic teachings and practices of Islam for the children of Muslim families. Regular lectures and short courses on Islamic studies are organized for adults. Training camps and activities are organized for young people. Local branches organize pastoral visits to prisons. During the 1980s it started offering legal advice. In 1981 it established a marriage bureau. The group works closely with the Islamic Foundation and is influenced by Jamaat-i Islami of Pakistan.