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45 Muslims Named in Queen’s Birthday Honors List

A galaxy of British Muslims have been named in Queen’s birthday Honors List in recognition of their public service and contributions to the prosperity of the country in health, sport, charity, and education.

“We congratulate all those recognized for their public service, which includes British Muslims who have contributed to the health, prosperity and well-being of our society,” the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) wrote in a statement online.

The Queen honors’ list, which includes 45 Muslims, was announced on June 1st in the Platinum Jubilee Year.

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The list includes Professor Aziz Sheikh, who has been a Knighthood.

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“Along with leading research on Covid-19, Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh was an early pioneer in looking into the health of the British Muslim community, and was a chair of the Muslim Council of Britain’s Research and Documentation committee,” MCB statement added.

Cricketer Moeen Ali was also given an OBE for his excellent sportsmanship coupled by his commitment to his faith is a role model to us all. 

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The list recognizes people who have done vital work in local communities. Haroon Karim, chair of MCB-affiliate Balham and Tooting Mosque also is given an OBE as is Afia Choudhury, a foster carer from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

For more details on those who made it to the honor list this year, check the MCB website.


Many people have gone to the social media to congratulate the people named in the honors list.

While the honors list warmed the hearts of many Muslims, others rejected some names on the list, including Salman Rushdie.