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 […]

Endorsements

Endorsement letter from Baroness Goldie

Our project has been endorsed at the highest levels.

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 […]