British Muslim Awards 2022 celebrates success and achievements

Some of the most remarkable Muslims in Britain were recognised for their ingenuity and achievements in the 9th British Muslim Awards 2022.

The awards celebrated a wide range of achievements across the country, including those who made a positive impact on business, charity, sport, arts, culture, religious advocacy, education and medicine.

Winners included Hannah Miah (Young Achiever of the Year), a ten-year-old who has raised thousands of pounds for charity. 

“Super proud father ❤️ Hannah dedicates the award to my late father-in-law who was a real inspiration for her,” tweeted her dad Jewel Miah MBE. He always taught Hannah to be loving, caring and support the less fortunate.”

Safwan AhmedMia, who has appeared on Islam Channel Today’s Show, won the ‘Man of the Year’ award, while ‘Outstanding Achievement of the Year’ went to Aminah Shafiq, the engineer who created the PPE hijab

Muslim talent

The awards commended British Muslim individuals for their entrepreneurship, spiritual endurance and wide range of successes across a variety of sectors.

Other winners included Masjid E Sajedeen from Blackburn for ‘Mosque of the Year’, ‘Rising Star in Sport’ went to boxing champion Hamzah Sheeraz and ‘Media Achievements of The Year’ was picked up by journalist Unzela Khan. 

Samah Khalil BEM won the ‘Spirit of Britain’ award, while Muslimah Sports Association (London) were named the ‘Social Inclusion Group of the Year.’ The founder and chair of the association Yashmin Harun BEM also appeared on one of our The Today Show programmes.

 “Every year I think we’ve seen the best the British Muslim community has to offer but every year I’m blown away by just how special the talent is and just how hard people work to service their communities,” said Irfan Younis, CEO of Oceanic Consulting, who organises the event.

“I have no doubt that the Muslim community will continue to thrive and act as leaders for future generations to come.”

Full list of winners

With 35 awards presented on the night, here is the full list of winners:

Muslim in the Community: Ghulam Farid and Shagufta Shamim (Bowhouse News Agents, Grangemouth)

Media Achievements of the Year: Unzela Anna Khan (My London, London)

Young Achiever of the Year: Hannah Miah (Hannah’s Challenge, Oldham)

Charity of the Year: World Care Foundation (Edinburgh)

Religious Advocate of the Year: Maysoon Shafiq (Al Mu’minun, Huddersfield)

Noor Inayat Khan Muslim Woman of the Year: Noushin Aslam Raja (Moonlight Trust,Leeds)       

Achievements in Law: Shah Qureshi (Irwin Mitchell, London)      

The Mohammad Sarwar Civil Service Award: Habib Rahman (Newcastle City Council)      

Achievements in Accounting & Finance: Zeeshan Haider (UBL, London)

Entrepreneur of the Year: Sed Shaikh (Bamboo Buds, Bolton)

Spirit of Britain: Samah Khalil (Oldham’s Youth Mayor)

Community Initiative of the Year: Zaynab Jogi (Z’s Defence Academy Blackburn)

Business of the Year: Motorserve UK (Midlands)

Small Business of the Year: 360 Secure Systems (Bradford)

Man of the Year: Safwan AhmedMia (SuperSaf, Leicester)           

One to Watch: Mohammed Hannan (Johnson & Johnson, Manchester) 

Social Inclusion Group of the Year: Muslimah Sports Association (London)

Rising Star in Sport: Hamzah Sheeraz (WBO European Super- Welterweight Champion, Slough)  

Dr Abbas Khan Services to Medicine Award: Mohammad Tayyab Haider (Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, Mid & South Essex)

Professional in Business: Khalid Master (Bankview Smile Studios, Blackburn)       

Digital Activity of the Year: Youness Abidou (Nester, London)     

Outstanding Achievement of the Year: Aminah Shafiq (Severn Trent, Birmingham)          

Religious Education Provider of the Year: Al Iman institute (Slough)

Rising Star of the Year: Usman Basharat (Lloyds Banking Group, Nottingham)     

Community Group of the Year: Rainbow Muslim Women’s Group (Falkirk)

Rising Star in Law: Hasin Amin (Harrison Drury, Manchester)       

Corporate Achievements of the Year: Monica Shafaq (Kaleidoscope Plus Group, West Bromwich)                             

Community Pioneers of the Year: Idris Patel (Supporting Humanity, Newham)

Mosque of the Year: Masjid E Sajedeen (Blackburn)

Organisers Award of the Year: ‘10 Nights’  – Graeae (London)

Food Business of the Year: Simply Doughnuts (Blackburn)

Creative Entrepreneur: Nazim Maniar (Sweetheat Technology, Dewsbury)

Leading Lights of the Year: Rokaiya Khan (Together Women, York)

Services to Education: Adnan Qadir Khan (London School of Economics)

Business Achievements of the Year: Shahzad Younas (Muzmatch,London) 

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