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Muslim Aid AGM Elects New Executive Committee

The Board of Trustees of Muslim Aid reviewed the performance of the Charity at its Annual General Meeting held in London on 14 July 2012. It welcomed the increase in the overall income of the Charity, including grants in kind, from the previous year.

The Board elected a new Executive Committee for a term of 2 years. The new Office Bearers are: Dr Manazir Ahsan MBE –  Chairman, Dr Suhaib Hasan –  Vice-Chairman, Mr AKM Abdussalam – Treasurer and Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari –  Secretary, with Sir Iqbal Sacranie OBE, Mr S M T Wasti, Dr Jafer Qureshi, Mr Farooq Murad and Dr A M Katme making up the rest of the Executive Committee.

The newly-elected Chairman, Dr Ahsan said: “I am indeed humbled to have been given this enormous responsibility.  As the Chairman of a premier British Muslim relief and development agency, I look forward to building upon the considerable past achievements of Muslim Aid toward its vision to create a world where charity and compassion produce justice, self reliance and human development. My sincere request to all our donors and supporters is to continue to be our strength in alleviating poverty and responding to emergencies.”

The Board of Trustees expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the outgoing Chairman, Sir Iqbal Sacranie,  for his strong leadership, untiring efforts and invaluable contribution to the work of the Charity. Sir Iqbal has completed his two terms which is the maximum allowed under the Constitution.

Note to editors:

-       The new Chairman of Muslim Aid, Dr Manazir Ahsan completed his PhD in Middle Eastern History from SOAS, University of London in 1972. Dr Ahsan joined the Islamic Foundation in the late 1973 and has been its Director General since 1985. He was appointed a Rector of the Markfield Institute of Higher Education in 2010. Dr Ahsan is the author of many books on various aspects of Islam and has also contributed to articles and reviews published in different journals and periodicals of Europe and America.  Dr Ahsan was awarded his MBE in the year 2000 Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of his contribution to interfaith and community activities.

-       Muslim Aid is a relief and development agency set up in the United Kingdom in 1985 to provide humanitarian assistance to disaster affected countries and to help poor and vulnerable communities overcome poverty. Over the last 27 years, Muslim Aid has delivered services in over 70 countries worldwide. Muslim Aid works with all communities irrespective of faith, ethnic origin or political system. Muslim Aid programmes include emergency relief, capacity building through water, sanitation and health programmes, education and skills training, microfinance and income generation and orphan care. As well as giving practical assistance, Muslim Aid tackles poverty by developing sustainable solutions, advocating for a more just and sustainable future.

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