The largest and oldest Islamic religious organisation in Bradford has officially backed the APPG’S definition of Islamophobia.

Naz Shah, MP for Bradford West, said it will allow people to understand the impact of Islamophobia in everyday life, stating how women who wear a hijab are 85% less likely to get a job.

The official definition states: "Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness."

The definition was made official as part of a national inquiry with academics, parliamentarians and groups.

The MP hailed the move as "the biggest and most significant since that infamous dinner table test in 2011."

She said: "As a member of parliament with the largest Muslim constituency we have to understand Islamophobia.

"The idea is that people have an understanding and sharing that information about what Islamophobia is.

"When a Sikh guy was killed because someone thought he was Muslim - that's still Islamophobic.

"We've got research which shows men who wear beards have been attacked because they've been perceived as Muslim."

18 mosques have now embraced the APPG's definition - joining a long list of leading Muslim organisations including The Muslim Council of Britain, Muslim Charities Forum, Minab, Muslim Aid and Muslim Women’s Network UK.