Easton Mosque once again shortlisted for prestigious awardPosted on: 21 Nov 2022
Jamia Masjid in Easton has been shortlisted for an award at the British Beacon Mosque Awards with the Mosque’s chairman Abdul Malik up for the ‘Best Mosque Volunteer’ category.
Last year, the St Mark’s Road Mosque were shortlisted and went on to win the ‘Best Green Initiative Award’ for their amazing and vital community-focused work on climate change, spearheaded by Abdul.
Voting closes this Friday 25 November so select Abdul Malik of Easton Jamia Masjid here.
Abdul Malik is nominated for the inaugural ‘Best Mosque Volunteer Award’, a category that aims to award a volunteer for the time, effort and hard work they put into their community. The chair of the Easton Mosque has been shortlisted for this international award from the many thousands who volunteer in mosques throughout the world.
Abdul's amazing community work includes helping to deliver an Iftar in the street on the opening of the Mosque - which is now an annual event. He also organised the St Mark's Road Community group which he co-chairs with the church, working together to operate a food bank.
The prestigious Beacon Mosque Awards are the first of their kind in the world, celebrating the good work of Islamic institutions through 10 separate categories. The awards were created to highlight and celebrate the important role mosques and Islamic centres play in local communities and the UK’s wider social fabric.
The initiative encourages institutions to strive for excellence in a whole range of ways, from youth outreach, to the practice of management, to governance and mosque maintenance.
Abdul Malik (chair of Easton Jamia Masjid) has said of the nomination: “It’s a huge honour and privilege that one of this city’s mosques is being shortlisted again this year, we don’t expect any awards as ultimately the reward for our work is intended from the Almighty - but the occasional “pat on the back” from your community and neighbours really does inspire the many good endeavour’s that make our city such a great place to live and work in.
Volunteering is a huge task, especially when people are struggling to meet the basic needs of their families, so anyone who goes that extra mile to help us on our way is worthy of a “thank you” and being shortlisted, for us, is exactly that!
We thank the organisation behind the awards and all those who have nominated us and are voting for us”
All votes for the ‘Best Mosque Volunteer’ at the 5th annual British Beacon Mosque Awards must be cast by this Friday (25 November), so head to the awards website and vote for Abdul here.
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