08 Dec Mosques across the UK receive prestigious Beacon Mosque Award 2021
- The Beacon Mosque Awards ceremony aims to celebrate the great work being carried out by Mosques across the UK
- Part of the wider Beacon Mosque project, developing and improving standards of Mosques across the globe
- The Virtual Award ceremony took place on the 4th of December on Facebook (https://fb.watch/9JMYjhQuGu/)
Mosques across the UK were recognized and celebrated as winners across 10 important categories at the 4th annual British Beacon Mosque Awards Ceremony.
The British Beacon Mosque Awards, which began in 2018, was developed to recognize the positive role mosques play in towns and cities throughout the UK.
The Beacon Mosque Awards are held annually as part of the Beacon Mosque project, created by Faith Associates to improve the standards of Mosques across the UK. In 2018, Faith Associates launched the Beacon Mosque Standards, an initiative recognizing excellent practices and establishing global standards for Muslim places of worship.
In 2018 and 2019, the Beacon Mosque Awards Ceremony were held in London with over 1000 guests present, but in 2020 as well as 2021 the Awards were held virtually. The British Beacon Mosque Awards always include various special guests of honor- this year it was MP Rehman Chishti (who presented the award for Best Run Mosque), Steve Baker MP, Lord Wajid Khan of Burnley, along with representatives from various notable organisations including the ECB.
This years’ winners came from various different locations, Muslim religious sects and organisations, but they all had one thing in common- they were all striving for excellence within their respective fields of work and communities. BBMA 2021 Winners are listed as follows:
Category #1 – Best Run Mosque:
The Sri Lankan Muslim Cultural Centre (SLMCC) – Harrow
Category #2 – Best Youth Service:
Lantern Academy – Central Rochdale
Category #3 – Best Madrassah Service:
Al Mustafa Centre – Bradford
Category #4 – Best outreach programme:
Al-Rahma Mosque – Liverpool
Category #5 – Best Women’s Service:
Rumi’s Cave – London
Category #6 – Most Impactful Imam:
Sheikh Nuru Mohammad – Birmingham
Category #7 – Best Green Initiative:
Easton Jamia Mosque – Bristol
Category #8 – Most Impactful Alimah
Maysoon Shafiq – Huddersfield
Category #9 – Most Innovative Service:
Revive FM, Minhaj-ul-Quran International – London
Category #10 – Best Future Design:
Al-Mustafa Centre – Bradford