MCB Congratulates Those Named in 2018 Honours List

30 December 2017

The Muslim Council of Britain would like to congratulate all those extraordinary individuals recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.

The honours system recognises people who have committed themselves to serving and helping Britain, and who have made achievements in public life.

The 2018 New Year’s Honours Muslim award winners include:


Ms Nuzhat SALEH, Assistant Director, Directorate of Legal Services, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing.


Mr Raja Mohammed ADIL, Chairman, The Adil Group. For services to Business, Job Creation and charity.

Dr Shabana Rounak HAQUE, Head, Government Science and Engineering Profession Team, Government Office for Science. For services to Civil Service Science and the Engineering Profession.

Mrs Poppy JAMAN, Chief Executive, Mental Health First Aid England. For services to People with Mental Health Issues.

Aina KHAN, For services to the Protection of Women and Children in Unregistered Marriages.


Dr Anwara ALI, General Practitioner, The Spitalfields Practice, East London. For services to Community Healthcare.

Afrasiab ANWAR, for services to building community cohesion in Burnley, Lancashire

Neelam FARZANA, who in 2007 set up The Listening Service to address a gap in provision of mental health support for the BAME community.

Haji Mohammad Yaqub JOYA, For services to the Army and the Muslim community in Northern Ireland.

Ms Sadi KHAN (SAJDAH MEHMOOD), For services to Cultural and Religious Training and voluntary service to Vulnerable Women.

Mrs Elinor CHOHAN, Chair, North West Regional Board, Remembering Srebrenica. For services to Interfaith and Community Cohesion.

Mrs Leila MEMMI, Vice Consul, British Embassy, Tunis. For services to British victims and families of the terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia

Mrs Sajda MAJEED, For services to the community in Burnley.

Mr Mubeen Yunus PATEL, Administrative Officer, Personal Tax Operations, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to Public Sector Digital Transformation Programme.

Mr Naeem Rabbani QURESHI, For services to the community in Sparkbrook, Birmingham.

Ms Summera Naheed SHAHEEN, Owner, The Diamond Studio. For services to Business and the community in Glasgow.

If we have missed a name, please do get in touch.