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Shortlist announced for Britain’s oldest Muslim Awards

18th Mar 2014



+  Athlete Mo Farah and sculptural artist Halima Cassell among those shortlisted for Britain’s most prestigious Muslim awards

+  Nominations for The Muslim News Awards for Excellence come from the newspaper’s 150,000 plus readership, while shortlist and final judging conducted by an independent panel of judges

+  Award ceremony to be held in March

The UK’s largest circulating Muslim newspaper, The Muslim News announced the shortlist for the 2014 Muslim News Awards for Excellence. The annual event, now in its 12th year, recognises the very best of Muslim contribution to British society.

Each year, an independent panel of judges with no connection to the newspaper, shortlist and then select winners in a range of award categories, from media to sports, community development to education.

This year’s nominees include athlete Mo Farah, kickboxing champion Ruqsana Begum and sculptural artist Halima Cassell. They join an illustrious list of both sung and unsung heroes, all of whom, through their nomination alone, become role models for British Muslims.

The full shortlist with profiles can be found by clicking

The Awards’ Dinner

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in central London on 31 March. Established as an annual event in 2000, The Muslim News Awards for Excellence has now become a major fixture in the British Muslim calendar. Previous guests of honour have included HRH The Prince of Wales and numerous senior members of the Government including Prime Minister Tony Blair, Chancellor Gordon Brown.

The Judging Panel

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence is the oldest of its kind in Britain. Unlike several imitations that have come and gone, The Muslim News Awards for Excellence is unique and special because of the dedication of an independent of judges who have no connection to the newspaper or its staff. Each year, a diverse panel from all walks of life come together to shortlist and select winners from a list of nominees, recommended by the many thousands of readers of The Muslim News.

—————————————————————————————————- Notes to Editors The Muslim News is the UK’s largest circulating and oldest British Muslim newspaper

To see the full shortlist for The Muslim News Awards for Excellence, click here

To see the names and profiles for 2013 Panel of Judges, click here.

To request a press pass for the awards dinner on 31 March, telephone 020 8863 8586 or email


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The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on 25 March in central London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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