Muslim Group Mourns Young Journalist Hanna Yusuf

The Muslim Council of Britain has mourned the BBC talented Muslim journalist Hanna Yusuf who passed away suddenly at the age of 27.

“A talented, bright and courageous young journalist starting her career at the BBC, Hanna Yusuf tragically passed away aged only 27,” MCB wrote in an obituary on its website.

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“To Allah we belong and to Him we return. We pray that Allah grants Hanna the highest stations in paradise and bestows peace and patience upon her family.”

Yusuf was a reporter for the BBC News website. Her recent work included an investigation into working conditions at Costa Coffee stores.

Moreover, she spoke six languages including Somali, Arabic and Dutch. The editorial director of BBC News Kamal Ahmed heralded her as “one of our brightest stars”.

Who Is Hanna Yusuf?

Born in Somalia in 1992, Miss Yusuf moved to the UK with her family after growing up in the Netherlands.

“Hanna was born in Somalia, but came to Britain aged 5. Attending school and university in London before embarking on her promising career in the media,” the MCB wrote.

“The bright journalist had covered a number of high profile and breaking stories. The MCB had the good fortune of working with her on occasion,” it added.

“She was a beacon of success and a source of pride for so many, and her passing will be mourned by all.”

Earlier, her family released a statement, “While we mourn her loss, we hope that Hanna’s legacy will serve as an inspiration and beacon to her fellow colleagues and to her community and her meaningful memory and the people she has touched for many years lives on.”