Alderman Kawsar Zaman appointed as a Trustee

Alderman Kawsar Zaman has been an Associate Member of the Trust from the time that Associate Members were first appointed. Given his exceptional talents and commitment to our mission, the Trustees have appointed him as an additional Trustee. In particular his appointment signficantly reduces the average age of the Trustees!  You can read his biography […]

Air Marshal Martin Sampson appointed as a Trustee

Photograph of Air Marshal Martin Sampson.

We were delighted when Air Marshal Martin Sampson volunteered to become a Trustee. The existing Trustees unanimously agreed to accept his offer once he had received the necessary clearances from within the Armed Forces. He is the UK Defence Senior Advisor to the Middle East and North Africa and spends much of his time in […]

2022 Remembrance event at Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden

Photograph of Sergeant Mohammad Hussain in the Peace Garden

In 2021, on Remembrance Sunday, Chairman Lord Sheikh organised a commemoration event at the Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden in Woking. You can read about it and watch a video on our page “Remembrance Sunday visit to Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden“. That page also gives a short history of the Peace Garden. This year […]

Lady Sheikh appointed as a Trustee

Photograph of trustee Lady Sheikh

Following the sad death of Lord Sheikh, the four remaining Trustees have unanimously appointed Lady Sheikh as a Trustee. As the manager of Lord Sheikh’s Parliamentary Office, Lady Sheikh has been involved with the Trust behind the scenes from the time that the first steps were taken towards its formation. She also has a wealth […]

Our Founder Lord Sheikh

Photograph of Lord Sheikh with the years of his birth and death

It was Lord Sheikh who took the initiative to create The National Muslim War Memorial Trust, pulling together the other trustees. He died on 22 September 2022 and will be terribly missed by family and by his many friends from all communities in the UK and around the world. We reproduce below the detailed biography […]

Our tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II

Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gave a lifetime of dedicated service to our nation. Our Chairman Lord Sheikh paid tribute to her in the House of Lords on Saturday 10 September. We reproduce his speech below. It can also be read on the Hansard website. My Lords, I join millions of people in the […]

Imam Ali Omar commissioned as a Squadron Leader

Imam Ali Omar with Lord Sheikh

Imam Ali Omar is a great friend of the Trust and is seen here with Lord Sheikh. He has been working as Imam to HM Armed Forces since 2012. In 2018 he was given the opportunity to commission as an officer in the Royal Air Force. This involved undergoing officer training at RAF Cranwell and […]

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 […]