Category #6 – Most Impactful Imam

This category is seeking to award an Imam (or a team of Imams) that have shown through their work positive impact in the Mosque and or in the surrounding community, (Muslim or Non Muslim)

Impact could relate to changes in behaviour, change in community perceptions, contributions to community activities or programmes that are changing peoples lives. Interfaith programmes, school, hospital, prison, visits on a regular basis that have impact.

Judges will be looking for evidence or testimonials to demonstrate impact.

2021 winner: Sheikh Nuru Mohammad

2020 winner: Imam Ijaz Shaami

2019 winner: Imam Hammad of Iqra Centre, Coventry

2018 winner: Sheikh Fazle Abbas Datoo of Wessex Jamaat


Sheikh Nuru Mohammad


Sheikh Nuru is a former ordained spiritual caregiver at Johannesburg correctional centre in South Africa and co-founded the Imamiya Islamic Research Centre in Johannesburg. He founded the Ummu ABEEHA Empowerment Centre in Kumasi, Ghana.

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Shaykh Haroon Sidat

Shaykh Haroon Sidat is  currently a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK at Cardiff University. He completed a PhD looking at the formation and training of British Muslim Scholarship (ulama) with an ethnographic study of a Dar al-Uloom, or traditional Islamic seminary in modern Britain. This was part of the Jameel Scholarship Programme.

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Musharraf Hussain

Dr Musharraf Hussain is the Chief Executive of the Karimia institute Nottingham, an author and the Chief Editor of The Invitation, a Muslim family magazine. Musharraf is also a senior trustee of Muslim Hands, an international charity working in over 50 countries.

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Adam Kelwick

Ustadh Adam Kelwick is a British Muslim chaplain and humanitarian aid worker. He is best known for his work representing the British Muslim community and on the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

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Imam Ishaaq

Qari Is’Haaq is the founder and Director of National Huffadh Association UK. He has studied Tajweed and Qiraa’ah in Egypt & Morocco and is currently studying the Saba’ Qiraa’ah (7 Different ways of recital).

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