The Muslim News Awards for Excellence, guests respond

25th Aug 2017
The Muslim News Awards for Excellence, guests respond

(Photo: Abdul Datoo/Muslim News)

Thank you for a wonderful evening. The event, as usual, was very successful, in very good Islamic spirit. The food was excellent and well served on time. Excellent opportunity for networking. Dr Qadir Bakhsh MBE, Managing Director, E.A.G.L.E.S. Consultancy

Thank you for inviting us to such a wonderful event to showcase British Muslims’ contribution to the society. Catering etc was well organised. It was very much noticed about the women winners. We wish you every success in your future events. Prof I M Mujtaba, Head, School of Engineering, University of Bradford

Congratulations on a fabulous event that was very well arranged so nothing left to improve upon. The guest list was great and several notable names from Parliament in attendance which adds prestige to the event. Omar Butt, Director, Henry Sterling

I enjoyed seeing so many amazing Muslims and non-Muslims being recognised and appreciated and the opportunity to meet interesting and admirable initiatives. Also, that the evening runs on time. I really enjoyed the whole experience, well done for arranging such a fantastic event. Saadia Mahmood, Grants Manager, Aziz Foundation

Naima Duale, Customer Services Manager, Dahabshiil Transfer Services, Lamin Bojang, Head of Finance, Dahabshiil Transfer Services and Rupert Merson, Director, Dahabshiil, Transfer Services (Photo: Abdul Datoo/Muslim News)

The event was very relaxed, calm with an enjoyable atmosphere. Only The Muslim News can uplift the profile of the Muslims of UK. Jaffer Kapasi, OBE, Director, East Midlands Chamber

Thank you for a delightful evening. I enjoyed being able to read about the short-listed candidates. Vincent Daly, Emeritus Professor, Kingston University

The ceremony was excellent as usual. I enjoyed meeting people from different walks of life. It is one occasion where we look forward meeting people. Thank you for bringing Muslims and non-Muslims together to celebrate the achievement of the community and helping people to change their views about Muslims. It was encouraging to see many Muslim women nominated and winning. Volunteers were at their best. Firoza Mustafa, Retired Civil Servant

The event was, as usual, memorable. I loved articulate, poignant and quite often amusing winners speeches. As usual, the evening was excellent, a high point in the Muslim calendar and we did need something to lift our spirits after the Westminster attack. Keep on going and well done to the team of volunteers who were smiling, engaging and the best of our youth. Yvonne Ridley, General Secretary, European Muslim League


Fatema Dossa, Founder, Open Discussions, Farah Chinchawala, Student and Zainab Rahim, Editor, The Platform (Photo: James Gifford-Mead /Muslim News)

I was truly inspired by the stories of the award winners who are making a significant contribution to life in the UK. I must admit the evening gave me a little kick up the backside to get started with projects I have thought about but not actioned as yet. Please continue doing the great work you do. Dr Zaid Shalchi, Locum Consultant

This was a thoroughly enjoyable event. I liked the incredible stories of achievements by the nominees. Murtuza Hasnaini, Specialist Orthodontist

This was simply an excellent programme and I can’t think of anything that I did not enjoy. May Allah reward you for this great service to the community and may the ceremony be more and more successful in future. M Ghazali Khan, Editor, Urdu Media Monitor.Com

Fifteen times you organised an event that gives credence to the achievement of Muslim entrepreneurs and people connected with various other fields and more than that it patently shows the other communities that members of the Islamic fraternity also have will, vigour, talents and participation in scientific and technological advancements to enhance human life and spirits. Masood Khawaja, Director, Halal Consultations

Wow, what an event, beautifully organised, full of inspiring people with full of positive energy from the Muslim community. It was a big family event, I met so many people I had not seen them for a while. Huge Congratulations.
Dr Tariq Abbasi, Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London


Ruth Cottingham, Administrator, Housing Debt Casework Team Shelter and Martin Cottingham Interim Head of Communications Islamic Relief Worldwide (Photo: Abdul Datoo/Muslim News)

Thank you very much for organising such an auspicious event which celebrates the goodness of our community. I enjoyed the way the Chairs presented the event. It was lively and energetic. Aliya Azam, Education Committee Member, Al Sadiq & Al-Zahra Schools

It’s always a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding occasion featuring some very special people. I enjoyed hearing about the achievements of the nominees and meeting my fellow guests. Robert Cole, Global Head of Communications, AMAR Intl Charitable Foundation

Many thanks for including me in a wonderful evening. I enjoyed celebrating the achievements of people who had done what they thought was right. I had a wonderful and inspiring evening. It was also great to meet colleagues and make new friends. Many thanks also to your team who helped to ensure that everyone felt welcome and included. I know how much work goes into putting on such a wonderful event. Dr Judith M Bunbury, Senior Tutor, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge


Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, MP for Ochil & Perthshire, SNP Westminster Spokesperson on International Trade and Dr Asif Chatoo, Specialist in Orthodontics, London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic  (Abdul Datoo/Muslim News)

I very much enjoyed the event. It was a privilege to hear from the attendees and to meet with some of them. I was inspired and motivated by their achievements. The timing was good, the structure was good and I liked the summaries in the books. Congratulations on pulling off a top quality event. Tay Jiva, Adoption & Fostering Manager

I enjoyed most hearing of the fine contribution made by all the nominees and I thought the awards were well presented. Rev Canon Dr Roland Riem, Acting Dean, Winchester Cathedral

I love hearing about the enterprise of heritage Muslims in this country. I enjoyed the people at my table who were intelligent and gracious. Again a million thanks for the huge effort that goes into this evening, which has become an important lodestone of the progress of the Muslim Community in the UK. Dr Amina Coxon, Consultant Physician

It was a fantastic event and made me feel proud to be a Muslim and the positive energy in the wake of what has been a difficult time. I thank you for all your hard work. Celebrating the success of so many hard working people was outstanding. Dr Wasimhusein Fazel, Chair, Jaffery Dental Society

The event was well organised and the meal was very good and perfectly timed. Dr Zimar Sivardeen, President & Chair, British Sri Lankan Association

(L-R) Aisha Gani, Senior Reporter Buzzfeed News, Noor Khatun and Prof Iqbal Mohammed Mujtaba, University of Bradford  (Abdul Datoo/Muslim News)

Of all the events I have been to this was up there in terms of class, organisation and attention to detail. It was enjoyable too and not overly long or painful.  The food very good, the timing prompt and controlled. Shahzad Younas, CEO, Muzmatch

It was genuinely a super evening. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about the inspirational winners and meeting other people at the event. And the dinner was superb. Will Gore, Deputy Managing Editor, The Independent & London Evening Standard

I was really humbled. You do an amazing job in bringing people together to celebrate the achievements of the Muslim community. The people who were recognised are truly remarkable. Dr Asif Chatoo, The London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic



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One Response to “The Muslim News Awards for Excellence, guests respond”

Fatima husainAugust 26, 2017

The Muslim News Award has always been a top quality event which I really look forward to. It inspires and celebrates the diversity of the Muslims and brings together open minded individuals of British society . Alhamdulillah for the success and long may it continue inshallah

Dr Fatima Husain
IVF Specialist and Consultant Gynaecologist
Windsor Gynaecology


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