The Muslim Council of Britain mourns the passing of Dr Abdul Raheem Khan, a former member of the MCB’s National Council and a former chair of the MCB’s Membership Committee.
Dr Abdul Raheem Khan excelled himself as a heart surgeon. Yet, during his medical career and upon his retirement, Dr Raheem Khan was a tireless community worker.
Dr. Abdul Raheem Khan has served on the strategic committee on care for the elderly initiated by the Mayor of London. As a result of this work, he was nominated to LOPSG (London Old Peoples’ Strategic Group) representing the MCB. He was also a member of the committee formed for advice on carers (Carers’ Alliance).
He participated in a number of consultation exercises for the Greater London Authority.
He served on numerous advisory panels with the police, including the Metropolitan Police and the the Muslim Safety Forum. He was deputy chair of the Surrey County Police Independent Advisory Group. In this capacity he represented Muslim interests on issues such as Stop and Search and racial attacks.
He was a member of the London Resilience Group, representing the MCB. The LRG’s purpose was to prepare London, with involvement with faith groups, for any disaster that might befall London.
He was also member of the Three Faiths Forum and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christian-Muslim Dialogue.
We remember Dr Abdul Raheem Khan fondly. Innalillahi wa inna lillahi rajioon.