Winners are announced at the 4th annual British Muslim Awards presented by Al Rayan Bank
On Thursday the 28th January, the fourth annual British Muslim Awards presented by Al Rayan Bank were held at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre.
The evening was one of celebration, recognising a wide range of achievements which cover various aspects of society including business, charity, sport, arts and culture and much more.
Commenting on the event, Sultan Choudhury Chief Executive Officer, Al Rayan Bank, said, “Al Rayan Bank is proud to once again support the British Muslim Awards. The awards are a highlight of the year and provide a great opportunity to showcase the impressive contribution that Muslims make throughout the United Kingdom. As the country’s only wholly Sharia compliant retail bank, we congratulate the winners and nominees; they epitomise the vibrant, creative, progressive and dynamic group that is the British Muslim community.”
The evening was hosted by presenter Inayat Kanji and was a celebration of success, with around 400 guests who enjoyed reflecting upon the significant role of Britain’s Muslims in society.
Yasmin Mahmood, Director of event organisers Oceanic Consulting commented “It was truly an inspirational evening and we are humbled and honoured to be able to recognise and reward the achievements of the many inspirational individuals and business that participated. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners.”
As well as recognising the achievements of British Muslims at the forefront of their industries the event raised around £3000 for the charity partner, National Zakat Foundation.
There are twenty two awards presented on the evening and the winners are:
The winner of Muslim in the Community is Haseena Lockhat (Mosaic Network, Birmingham).
The winner Arts & Culture Awareness is Raanaz Shahid (Artist, Derby).
The winner of the Charity of the Year is Islamic Help (Birmingham).
The winner of Politician of the Year is Sadiq Khan MP (London).
The winner of Services to Creativity & Technology is Tahir Mirza (Muslim Lifestyle Expo, Birmingham).
The winner of Services to Finance and Accounts is Ashraf Piranie (Nottingham Building Society, Leicester).
The winner of Services to Media is Noreen Khan (BBC Asian Network, Birmingham).
The winner of Services of Science & Engineering is Professor Nazneen Rahman (Institute of Cancer Research, London).
The winner of Services to Law is Naila Akhter (Platt Halpern Solicitors, Manchester).
The winner of Services to Education is Farhat Choudry (The Olive Tree Primary School, Bolton).
The winner of Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Award for Muslim Woman of the Year is Dilara Khan (British Bangladeshi Chamber of Woman Entrepreneurs, London).
The winner of Dr. Abbas Khan Memorial Award for Services to Medicine is Zafar Iqbal (Crsytal Palace Football Club, London).
The winner of Best at Sports is Shayan Siraj (Table Tennis England, Leeds).
The winner of Religious Advocate of the Year is Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani (Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham).
The winner of the Spirit of Britain is Javed Khan (Barnardo’s, London).
The winner of Services to Civil/Third Sector is Shahida Khan (Middlesbrough Council, Middlesbrough).
The winner of the Young Achiever of the Year is Shamim Miah (UK Youth Parliament, Leeds).
The winner of the Businesswoman of the Year is Farzana Baduel (Curzon PR).
The winner of the Businessman of the Year is Tariq Sheikh (Tariq Halal Meats, London).
The winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year is Yasmin Choudhury (Lovedesh, London).
The winner of the Business of the Year is Kashmir Crown Bakeries (Bradford).
The winner of the Outstanding Business of the Year is Seamark (Manchester).