Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK Awarded Honours by Her Majesty The Queen

24 May 2022

Three Ahmadi Muslims were honoured to receive awards by Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of their services.

Sir Iftikhar Ayaz was awarded the Queen’s Medal for humanitarian service and Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal, in recognition of his humanitarian services. Sir Iftikhar Ayaz has given lifelong services for various humanitarian work, championing the cause of human rights and education including serving the UN Human Rights Council in various capacities.

Mr Saleem Uddin was graciously awarded, by Her Majesty The Queen, an MBE in the 2022 New Years Honours List, for Public Service and Charitable Service. Saleem Uddin has been serving as a senior member of the civil service, for around 15 years, supported the government in delivering many major and critical programmes and saved billions of pounds for the taxpayer in commercial dealings.

Mr Sheikh Mansoor Ahmad was also awarded an MBE, for his services to International Development. Mansoor works as a Senior Private Sector Development Adviser at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Whilst his award was announced last year the presentation was delayed due to Covid restrictions and he received the award on 9 Feb 2022, presented by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne at Windsor Castle.

The Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) is awarded for an outstanding achievement or service to the community which has had a long-term, significant impact. An MBE is the third highest-ranking Order of the British Empire award.