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Congratulations to British Muslims Named in 2020 New Years Honours List

The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulated all those named in the New Year Honours List.

Among those recognised for their contribution to British society include TV chef and author Nadiya Hussain, as well as community cricket activist Afzal Pradhan from a member mosque of the Council of European Jamaats (COEJ), Mohamed Ashraf Ali of the British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) and Yashmin Harun from the Muslimah Sports Association, which are Muslim Council of Britain affiliates.

In addition, 13-year old Ibrahim Yousaf was amongst those recognised, for his passionate fundraising in his free time for eleven different charities in his home town of Oldham, Greater Manchester, despite his own health problems.

Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The Muslim Council of Britain congratulates the newly recognised British Muslims in the 2020 New Year’s Honours list for their leadership, hard work and dedication in their respective fields. The bedrock of the Muslim faith is giving back to the community and wider society, and the positive contributions that British Muslims are making continues to add to the rich diversity of Britain today.”

List of British Muslims named in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List:

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Saker NUSSEIBEH, CEO and Head of Investment at Hermes Fund Managers. For services to responsible business and to the financial sector.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Ali AKBOR Chief Executive Officer, Unity Housing Association. For services to the community in Leeds

Professor Abdel Ghayoum BABIKER Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University College London. For services to Medical Research

Shabir BEG Chair, Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society. For services to Interfaith Relations in Glasgow

Dr Zahid Mehmood CHAUHAN For services to Homeless People

Sabah GILANI Chief Executive Officer, Better Community Business Network. For services to Young People and to the Muslim community

Professor Sophie GILLIAT-RAY for services to Education and to the Muslim community in the UK

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Mumtaz ALI Work Coach, Sparkhill Jobcentre Plus, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to Disadvantaged Customers in Birmingham

Mohamed Ashraf ALI Head of Projects, British Muslim Heritage Centre. For services to Community Relations

Mohammad Saqib BHATTI Lately President, Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. For services to Diversity and Inclusion in Business Communities

Aziza CHAUDRY Quality Manager, Adult Education  Wolverhampton. For services to Education

Mete COBAN Founder and Chief Executive, My Life My Say. For services to Young People

Maksud Ahmed GANGAT Director of Education, Al Risalah  Education Trust. For services to the Muslim community and Interfaith in South London

Parveen HASSAN Inclusion and Community Engagement Manager, Crown Prosecution Service. For services to Community Engagement, Inclusion and Equality

Nadiya HUSSAIN For services to Broadcasting and the Culinary Arts

Arif HUSSAIN For services to the Muslim community in the UK and Abroad

Nadeem Hassan JAVAID For services to Community Cohesion and Young People

Yusuf PATEL Community Engagement Coordinator, Redbridge Borough Council. For services to Community Cohesion and Interfaith in the London Borough of Redbridge

Mohammed Tariq RAFIQUE For services to the community in Greater Manchester

Dr Adeela Ahmed SHAFI Reader in Education, University of Gloucestershire. For services to Social Justice in Bristol

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire – British Empire Medal (BEM)

Ali ABDI For voluntary service to the BAME community in Cardiff

Subnum HARIFF-KHAN For services to Public Libraries

Yashmin HARUN For services to Female BAME Representation in Sport

Nadia Rehman KHAN Co-founder, The Delicate Mind. For services to Mental Health and Integration in London and Birmingham

Afzal PRADHAN Volunteer Cricketeer, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. For services to Cricket

Abdool Hamid ROHOMON Police Constable, West Midlands Police. For services to Policing

Ibrahim YOUSAF For services to the community in Oldham, Greater Manchester

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