We are proud to announce the winners of The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2022


27 June 2022





Winners, sponsors and presenters

Alhambra Award for Excellence in the Arts

Sponsored by Imaan Trust

Winner: Nadifa Mohamed

Presented by Doureine Hiridjee, Life Coach/Property Developer, Pearls from Dov


Annemarie Schimmel Award for Championing a Muslim Cause

Sponsored by Human Appeal

Winner:  Patricia Parker, MBE

Presented by Owais Khan, Head of Communication, Human Appeal


Malcolm X Young Person’s Award for Excellence

Winner: Arqam Al-Hadeed

Presented by: Rt Hon Lord Newby OBE, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, House of Lords


Alija Izetbegović Award for Good Citizenship

Winner: Abdul-Karim Abdullah

Presented by Afzal Khan MP, Shadow Justice Minister

Uthman Dan Fodio Award for Excellence in Community Development

Winner: Madiha Raza

Presented by Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary


Al-Biruni Award for Excellence in Community Relations

Sponsored by The Salaam Centre

Winner: Elinor Mair Chohan, MBE

Presented by Gareth Thomas MP


Sankore University Award for Excellence in Education

Sponsored by Al-Khair Foundation

Winner: Raising Explorers

Presented by Yvonne Ridley, journalist and author


Fazlur Rahman Khan Award for Excellence in Engineering, Science or Technology    

Winner: Najwa Jawahar

Presented by the Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, Speaker of the House of Commons


Ummul Mu’minin Khadijah Award for Excellence in Enterprise

Sponsored by Henley Homes

Winner: Jamal Ahmed

Presented by Aaron Usmani, Construction Director, Henley Homes PLC


Ibn Sina Award for Excellence in Health

Sponsored by Lady Fatemah Charitable Trust

Winner: Dr. Kawther Hashem

Presented by Dr Muhammad Asaria, Trustee, Lady Fatemah Trust


Ibn Battuta Award for Excellence in the Media

Winner: Nesrine Malik

Presented by Faisal Islam, Economic Editor, BBC


Faezeh Hashemi Award for Excellence in Sport

Winner: Anwar Khattak BEM

Presented by Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC, Former Attorney General

Imams Hasan and Husayn Children’s Award for Excellence

Sponsored by Muslim Hands

Winner: Fatema Zahra Mithwani

Presented by Pir Syed Lakhte Hassanain, Chair & CEO of Muslim Hands


Iman wa Amal Special Award          

Winner: East London Mosque Archives Project

Presented by Rakhia Mohammed Ismail, Consultant, Black Youth Education


Exceptional Covid Response Award

Sponsored by Action for Humanity

Winner: Dr. Sagida Bibi

Presented by Othman Moqbel, CE, Action for Humanity


The Editor’s Life Time Achievement Award

Winner: Rubabbai Master

Presented by Ahmed J Versi, Editor, The Muslim News and Dominic Grieve QC, former attorney General

For more information about the independent panel of judges click here


The full short- list seen here


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The Muslim News is the UK’s largest circulating and oldest British Muslim newspaper. Nominations for The Muslim News Awards for Excellence come from the newspaper’s 150,000+ readership, while shortlist and final judging conducted by an independent panel of judges.

The awards ceremony is to be held on 27 June in central London.

For further information and to interview any of the shortlisted people and/or the Editor, Ahmed J Versi, contact 020 8863 8586 | 07768 241325

ABOUT US: The Muslim News is a monthly and digital newspaper. Having established itself in February 1989, it has grown to become the largest monthly ethnic paper in the UK.


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