NMWMT Awareness & Fundraising Programme – Iqra TV 7 January 2022

Poster for Lord Sheikh's appearance on Iqra TV

On Friday 7 January 2022, Iqra TV ran a special “Awareness & Fundraising Programme” for us. You can watch it below, reproduced here with the kind permission of Iqra TV. It was presented by Imam Qasim Rashid Ahmad, Founder of the Al-Khair Foundation, who is seated in the centre. The NMWMT team were Chairman of […]

NMWMT at the Asian Curry Awards 2021

Trustee Makhdum Ali Chishty speaking at the Asian Catering Awards 2021

The Asian Curry Awards are organised each year by the Asian Catering Federation. The 11th Awards took place on Sunday 21 November 2021 in the Great Room of the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. This is one of the most prestigious banqueting locations in Britain. Due to the excellent relationship between Lord Sheikh […]

Remembrance Sunday visit to Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden

Lord Sheikh and Hashim Bhatti beside Peace Garden Memorial

To mark this year’s Remembrance Sunday, 14 November 2021, our Chairman Lord Sheikh led a delegation the Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden in Woking. The Burial Ground was established in 1917, to hold the bodies of 19 Muslim servicemen who had died during World War 1. Another 8 were buried during World War 2. Sadly […]

Video about the Muslim contribution during World War 1

The British Muslim Heritage Centre (“BMHC”) in Manchester was set up to be a centre of excellence celebrating Islam’s rich and varied heritage, inspiring all communities to embrace diversity and be instrumental in the shaping of a cohesive society. NMWMT Chair of Trustees Lord Sheikh is a patron of the BMHC.  NMWMT Trustee Mohammed Amin […]

NMWMT takes its message to the Ilford Islamic Centre

Lord Sheikh speaking about NMWMT at Ilford Islamic Centre

On 4 June 2021 our Chairman Lord Sheikh and one of our Associate Members Ikhlaq Hussain attended Friday prayers at the Ilford Islamic Centre. Given the continuing coronavirus pandemic, social distancing precautions were observed. The mosque asked Lord Sheikh to address the congregation about our mission. Lord Sheikh gave a very well received talk about […]

Lord Sheikh sharing our mission on Islam Channel’s Urdu service

Image of Lord Sheikh on the TV programme

On 2 June 2021, the entire 50-minute “Aao Baat Karen” (“Talking about today”) programme on Islam Channel’s Urdu service was devoted to an appearance by Lord Sheikh. He was interviewed by the presenters Rohan Bin Shamas and Ibrahim Jamali, and there were also some questions taken from viewers by telephone. In the interview, Lord Sheikh […]

Lord Sheikh presents NMWMT to the All Party Parliamentary Group on War Heritage

Cover slide for Lord Sheikh's presentation

The APPG on War Heritage promotes and supports the protection, conservation and interpretation of war graves, war memorials and battlefield sites. On 24 May 2021, Lord Sheikh, our Chair of Trustees, made a presentation about our work. Although APPG events are normally for Parliamentarians, we obtained permission for several of our Trustees, Associate Members, and […]

Lord Sheikh explains our mission during House of Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech

Lord Sheikh spoke on 19 May 2021 during the debate on the Queen’s Speech. His speech can be read on the Hansard website at this link. We have also reproduced it below. AS REPRODUCED FROM HANSARD My Lords, Her Majesty’s gracious Speech made clear this Government’s commitment to defence and security, upholding human rights, and […]

Lord Sheikh to address the All-Party Parliamentary Group on War Heritage

Photgraph of Lord Sheikh

The purpose of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (“APPG”) on War Heritage is to promote and support the protection, conservation and interpretation of war graves, war memorials and battlefield sites. On Monday 24 May at 17:00  Lord Sheikh will be addressing the APPG about the mission of the National Muslim War Memorial Trust. The event will […]

The sad story of prejudice by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

We were shocked to read the story in published in The Guardian on 21 April “UK inquiry blames ‘pervasive racism’ for unequal commemoration of troops”. It reported that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (before 1960 called the Imperial War Graves Commission) had not formally commemorated hundreds of thousands of predominantly black and Asian service personnel […]