London, 1 Ramadhan 1436/18 June 2015 (MINA) – A British Muslim group has held its first awards’ ceremony earlier this month, offering a message of appreciation to Muslim scholars whose contributions enrich the community every day.
“At the first BISCA (British Imams and Scholars Contributions and Achievements) awards ceremony, Alchemiya’s Chief Communications Officer Ajmal Masroor was awarded the trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Social Media Reach,” Alchemiya said in a statement sent to On Islam quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
“In addition to his role at Alchemiya, Ajmal serves as an Imam at four mosques in London and is a Broadcaster, presenting his own programs and appearing as a guest commentator on socio-political issues and religion, in particular Islam and Muslim communities.”
BISCA awards ceremony was held on Friday 12 June.
The idea of the awards was first suggested to honor Muslim scholars who work quietly in the British Muslim community, steadfastly contributing to making it better and prosperous for all.
In addition to numerous aims for the initiative, BISCA’s intent is to showcase positive personalities, male and female, within the British society and their support to creating a better, inclusive and tolerant society for all.
Successfully nominated awardees are chosen from ten categories, including interfaith work, chaplaincy work, community cohesion, education and teaching, charity work, youth work, women’s empowerment, da`wah work, media engagement and the khatib award.
Along with Ajmal, Imam Qaris Asim was awarded “Outstanding Contribution to Media Engagement.” (T/P006/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)