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The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2016 Winners, presenters, sponsors and categories

20th Apr 2016
The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2016   Winners, presenters, sponsors and categories

The Muslim News Awards is proud to announce the winners of The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2016:

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[Photo: Ayaz Bhuta receiving Sport Award at The Muslim News Awards for Excellnence event in London 20 April 2016]

Alhambra Award for Excellence in the Arts
Winner: Swadeka Ahsun, International Artist
Presented by: Kate Green, MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities

Annemarie Schimmel Award for Championing a Muslim Cause
Winner: Jonathan Freeman, Managing Director, Mosaic
Presented by: Mohamed Amersi, Founder of Inclusive Ventures Group
Sponsored by Inclusive Ventures Group

Malcolm X Young Person’s Award for Excellence
Winner: Saif-Abbas Chato, Higher Education Dept Facilitator – Shia Ithna’Asheri Madressa
Presented by: Riaz Esmail, Trustee of The Salaam Centre
Sponsored by The Salaam Centre

Alija Izetbegovic Award for Good Citizenship
Winner: Harris Bokhari, Founder, Naz Legacy Foundation
Presented by: Lt General Gordon Messenger
Sponsored by Armed Forces Muslim Association

Uthman Dan Fodio Award for Excellence in Community Development
Winner: MADE [Muslim Action for Development & Environment]
Presented by: Sayed Lakhte Hassanain, Chairman of Muslim Hands
Sponsored by Muslim Hands

Al-Biruni Award for Excellence in Community Relations
Winner: British Muslim Heritage Centre
Presented by: Dianne Abbott, MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

Sankore University Award for Excellence in Education
Winner: Dr David Browning, Founder Registrar, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Presented by: Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Labour Party candidate for the Mayor of London

Fazlur Rahman Khan Award for Excellence in Engineering, Science and Technology
Winner: Tipu Zahed Aziz, Professor of Neurology , University of Oxford
Presented by: Rt Hon Angus Robertson MP, Scottish National Party Leader in Westminster

Ummul Mu’minin Khadijah Award for Excellence in Enterprise
Winner: Farouq Sheikh, Chair, CareTech Holdings PLC
Winner: Tariq Usmani, CEO, Henley Homes plc
Presented by: Rt Hon Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Ibn Sina Award for Excellence in Health
Winner: Dr Zafar Iqbal, Head of Sports Medicine , Crystal Palace FC
Presented by: Othman Moqbel, Chief Executive of Human Appeal
Sponsored by Human Appeal

Ibn Battuta Award for Excellence in the Media
Winner: Assed Baig, Journalist, Channel 4 News
Presented by: Imran Madden, UK Director of Islamic Relief
Sponsored by Islamic Relief

Faezeh Hashemi Award for Excellence in Sport
Winner: Ayaz Bhuta, Athlete, Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby
Presented by: Baroness Manzoor, CBE of Knightsbridge

Imams Hasan and Husayn Children’s Award for Excellence
Winner: Bushra Ulfath, student Mulberry Girls School
Presented by: Dr Suhaib Hasan, Trustee, Muslim Aid
Sponsored by Muslim Aid

Iman wa Amal Special Award
Winner: Professor Javed Khan, Chief Executive, Barnardo’s
Presented by:  Wakkas Khan, Chair of The Muslim News Awards for Excellence Independent Panel of Judges

The Editor’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Adeela Shabazz, Director, African Muslim Welfare Trust
Presented by: Ahmed J Versi, Editor, The Muslim News





2 Responses to “The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2016 Winners, presenters, sponsors and categories”

Professor Mashood A. BaderinApril 1, 2014

A great evening and very impressive event, which showcases the contributions of Muslims in different spheres of life in the UK. Many congratulations to the Editor of Muslim News and the winners of the awards this year.


Omer El-HamdoonApril 1, 2014

Congratulations on such a great practice of rewarding excellence among British Muslims. It is always disheartening to hear of negative portrayals of Muslims in the media. We need more parading of great achievements in the British Society and the World at large.


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