Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, today congratulated those who were named in the Queen's Birthday Honour's List. He said: "These honours recognise those who have made valuable contributions to our country. I congratulate all those who have been named, including those British Muslims whose contribution to our country and to our community has been recognised by the Queen. They are role models for our community."
Those honoured include Judge Khurshid Drabu, election commissioner and advisor to the Muslim Council of Britain. He was conferred a CBE. While Jehangir Malik, of MCB affiliate Islamic Relief, was honoured with an OBE. Full list of British Muslims honoured:
Mrs Naila ZAFFAR CBE
Headteacher, Copthorne Primary School, Bradford. For services to local and national Education. (Bradford, West Yorkshire)
Judge Khurshid Drabu CBE
For services to Community Relations. (Winchester, Hampshire)
Dr Husna AHMAD OBE
Chief Executive Officer, Faith Regeneration Foundation. For services to Disadvantaged People.
Maqsood AHMAD OBE
Lately Head of Police Equality and Diversity
Policy, Home Office.
Mockbul ALI OBE
Islamic Issues Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Dalwardin BABU OBE
Chief Superintendent, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to the Police. (London, N10)
Dr Maha Taysir BARAKAT
Co-Founder, Imperial College Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi. For services to medical research, training and public health in the United Arab Emirates
Mashuq HUSSAIN OBE
For services to Young People and to Community Relations in Burnley and Pendle, Lancashire.
Taha Mohammad IDRIS OBE
Chief Executive, Swansea Bay Race Equality Council. For services to Community Relations.
Jehangir MALIK OBE
For services to Islamic Relief.
Mohammad NAZIR OBE
Chairman, West Midlands Ethnic Minority Business Forum. For services to Business.
Ms Saima AFZAL MBE
For services to the Police and to Community Relations in Lancashire.
Zaheer AHMAD MBE
Constable, British Transport Police. For services to the Police. (London, E17)
Basheer AHMED MBE
Honorary Life Vice-President, Race Equality Council of Lincolnshire. For services to Community Relations. (Lincoln, Lincolnshire)
Ms Shanaz AHMED MBE
For services to the Asian community in the East End of London. (London, E1)
Dr Mahvash HUSSAIN-GAMBLES MBE
Founder and Chief Executive, Saaf International Ltd. For services to the Beauty Industry and to International Trade. (Leeds, West Yorkshire)
Bakhtiar Ahmad GILANI MBE
For services to the community in Greater Manchester. Greater Manchester)
Ms Hanan Ally IBRAHIM MBE
Founder, Somali Family Support Group. For services to Black and Minority Ethnic People. (Middlesex)
Mrs Abida IQBAL MBE
For services to the community in London Borough of Redbridge. (Ilford, Essex)
Mrs Marzia SAYANI MBE
Executive Officer, Jobcentre Plus, Department for Work and Pensions. (Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire)
Dr Salah EL-SHARKAWI MBE
Consultant Clinical Oncologist, South West Wales Cancer Centre, Swansea. For services to Medicine.(Swansea, West Glamorgan)
Mrs Souad TALSI MBE
For services to the British Moroccan community in London. (Surrey)
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Notes to Editors:
The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK's largest Muslim umbrella body with around 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.