Zara Mohammed

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has elected its first female secretary-general. Zara Mohammed, a masters graduate in human rights law from Glasgow, was elected to Britain’s largest umbrella body of mosques, Islamic schools and Muslim associations. Ms Mohammed is also the first Scottish secretary general of the MCB. She won the majority of affiliate […]

Aina Khan OBE

Aina Khan OBE Solicitor is a world-renowned family Law specialist. She provides decisive and speedy legal settlements across the UK and globally. Aina is a leading expert in international families, with an unparalleled knowledge of Islamic and Asian issues. She is regularly instructed to prepare Expert Reports for Judges. Aina Khan works as an International […]

Nadiya Jamir Hussain MBE

Nadiya Jamir Hussain MBE is a British-Bangladeshi TV chef, author and television presenter. She rose to fame after winning the sixth series of BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2015.After wondering why her father only served ice cream for dessert at his restaurant, as desserts aren’t a big feature of mealtimes in Bangladesh, Nadiya […]

Fahma Mohamed

Fahma Mohamed, 19, who will be a doctor of law, is one of the youngest people in the UK to receive the honorary degree, which will be presented by Bristol University.From when she first heard about the practice of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) from a teacher at the age of 14, Fahma Mohamed started to […]

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

A lawyer, businesswoman, campaigner and cabinet minister, Sayeeda Warsi has had many roles – but she is best known for being the first Muslim person to serve in a British cabinet. In August 2014, she resigned from government, citing its ‘morally indefensible’ policy on Gaza. In 2007, she was elevated to the House of Lords […]

Hamza Yusuf MSP

Humza Yousaf is a Scottish politician serving as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care since 2021. He is the first non-white and first Muslim member of the Scottish Cabinet. A member of the Scottish National Party (SNP), he has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Glasgow Pollok since 2016, having previously […]

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, from Mingora, Swat valley, Pakistan, is a Pakistani activist who, while a teenager, spoke out publicly against the prohibition on the education of girls that was imposed by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP; sometimes called Pakistani Taliban). She gained global attention when she survived an assassination attempt at age 15. In 2014 Yousafzai and […]

Anas Sarwar MSP

Anas Sarwar is a Scottish politician who has served as Leader of the Scottish Labour Party since 2021. He has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow region since 2016, having been Member of Parliament for Glasgow Central from 2010 to 2015.Born in Glasgow to Pakistani Muslim parents, Sarwar was educated at […]

Dr Hina J Shahid

Dr Shahid is a General Practitioner and Chairperson of the Muslim Doctors Association. She qualified with a distinction in Medical Sciences at University College London with the first prize in Psychology, Sociology and Epidemiology. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacology from University College London, and a Masters of Science in Public Health from […]

Foysol Choudhury MBE MSP

Mr Choudhury is a Scottish Labour politician, currently the Scottish Parliament member for Lothians since May 2021, Shadow Minister for Culture and Europe and International Development. Born in Bangladesh, he moved to Edinburgh over 35 years ago, and studied in the city before taking over the family business in hospitality. Mr Choudhury has been an […]