Press release

Commission investigates relationship between Markaz – EL Tathgheef – EL Eslami and TV station

Inquiry will examine related party transactions.


The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Markaz - EL Tathgheef - EL Eslami (registered charity number 328364). The charity is also known as The Centre for Islamic Enlightening.

The charity, which is based in London, has objects including the advancement of the Islamic faith in the UK and the advancement of education of the public about Islamic religion and culture.

The Commission’s inquiry will investigate regulatory concerns about issues connected with related party transactions between the charity and a company, which appears to run a TV station and is in voluntary liquidation. The inquiry will examine the financial administration and governance of the charity and whether the trustees have complied with and fulfilled their duties and responsibilities as trustees under charity law, particularly with regard to related party transactions.

The Commission’s investigation opened on 3 June 2014.

It is the Commission’s policy, after it has concluded the inquiry, to publish a report detailing what issues the inquiry looked at, what actions were undertaken as part of the inquiry and what the outcomes were. Reports of previous inquiries are available on the Commission’s website.

The charity’s details can be viewed on the Register of Charities.


PR 61/14

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Notes to Editors

  1. The Charity Commission is the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales.
  2. Our mission is to be the independent registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales, acting in the public’s interest, to ensure that:
    • charities know what they have to do
    • the public know what charities do
    • charities are held to account
Published 17 July 2014