The Muslim Council of Britain congratulates all those named in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List. Some of those honoured are from organisations affiliated to the MCB. Aamer Naeem, chief executive of the charity, Penny Appeal is recognised for his work in Muslim community development. Mohammed Mahmoud now an Imam at the East London Mosque, has already been noted for his heroism during the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park last year and is recognised here for his services to the wider London community. Nasar Mahmood, chairman of the British Muslim Heritage Centre is noted for promoting community relations in Manchester. All have been honoured with an OBE.
The British Muslims named are noted for their diverse contributions to UK society. For example, Jamila Kossar has been awarded an MBE for her work with the homeless, as has Fateha Ahmed for services to diverse communities in Wales. Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of DeepMind has been awarded a CBE for his contribution to the UK technology industry along with Tariq Mahmood Dar for services to charity and the community in Brent.
Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “While I congratulate every single person named in the New Year’s Honours List, in 2019, I particularly welcome the recognition of so many British Muslims representing different walks of life. We all know the positive contribution made by thousands of British Muslims make to the lifeblood of our country. I am glad some of those are recognised in this list and thank the Cabinet Office for taking steps to increase the number of Muslims named this year to better reflect the rich diversity of our nation.”
Full list of British Muslims named in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List:
Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Mustafa SULEYMAN For services to the UK Technology Industry.
Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Heba BEVAN Managing Director, UtterBerry Ltd. For services to Innovation, Technology and STEM Education.
Ruby Khalid BHATTI For services to Young People and Housing.
Farooq Ur Rehman CHAUDHRY Producer. For services to Dance and Dance Production.
Mustafa FIELD MBE For services to Faith Communities and Social Cohesion.
Abyd KARMALI Managing Director of Climate Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. For services to International Climate Change and Sustainable Finance.
Umer KHAN Superintendent, Greater Manchester Police. For services to Policing and Community Cohesion.
Nasar MAHMOOD Chairman, British Muslim Heritage Centre. For services to Community Relations in Manchester.
Imam Mohamed Hassan Yousef MAHMOUD Imam, London. For services to the community in London.
Aamer NAEEM Chief Executive Officer, Penny Appeal. For services to Muslim Community Development.
Shahed Saleem TARIQ Deputy Director of Children and Families, Leeds City Council. For services to Children’s Services in Leeds.
Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Jahaid AHMAD Immigration Officer, London and South, Home Office. For services to Law and Order.
Fateha AHMED For services to Diverse communities in Wales.
Riaz ALIDINA Head of Financial Institutions Business Risk, Lloyds Banking Group. For services to Small Business Banking.
Saeed ATCHA For services to Young People and the community in Greater Manchester.
Abul Kalam Azad CHOUDHURY Founder, Azad Choudhury Academy and Welfare Trust. For services to Education in Bangladesh.
Tariq MAHMOOD DAR For services to charity and the community in Brent, London.
Mehmooda DUKE DL Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Moosa-Duke Solicitors. For services to the Legal Profession and the Promotion of Female Entrepreneurship.
Zuffar Iqbal HAQ For public and political service.
Monojaha Polly ISLAM For services to charity and the UK Bangladeshi community.
Mohammed Muaaz KHAN Founder, Eid Unwrapped and Convenor, Public Service Youth Foundation. For services to Young People.
Jamila KOSSAR Senior Leadership Team, Manchester Islamic High School for Girls and Co-founder, Manchester with the Homeless. For services to Young People.
Mufti Helal MAHMOOD For services to Community Cohesion in Oldham.
Rifhat MALIK For services to Muslim Women and to charity.
Ishver PATEL For services to charity in the UK and Abroad.
Mohammed Ridwan Ahmed RAFIQUE Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Immigration Enforcement, Home Office. For services to the Promotion of Inclusion in the Home Office and the community in Sandwell.
Farshid RAOUFI Station Commander, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service. For services to Equality and Inclusion.
Mamun-Ur- RASHID For services to Business and the community in Govan, Glasgow.
Wahida SHAFFI For services to Women, Young People, Interfaith and Community Relations
Yusuf Mehmood TAI Co-founder, Public Service Youth Foundation and Co-founder, Manchester with the Homeless. For services to Young People in Manchester.
Faeeza VAID Executive Director Muslim Women’s Network UK. For services to Women’s Rights.
Shabnam SABIR For services to Homeless and Young People in Oxford.
Queen’s Police Medal (QPM)
Inspector Mustafa MUHAMMED, West Midlands Police.