27 June 2022: The East London Mosque Archives Project was the recipient of the Iman wa Amal Special Award at The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2022, received on our behalf by Sufia Alam, Head of Programmes & Maryam Centre.

The award was welcome by the chair of ELM Archives Steering Group, Dr Jamil Sherif: “The Muslim News award is cause for celebration of what has been achieved, but also an encouragement to look to future developments. Through an archive, the East London Mosque is ensuring the British Muslim experience forms part of our national heritage. It has been far-sighted of the East London Mosque trustees to recognise the importance of a unique historical collection of documents and take steps for their preservation.” 

We are grateful to our staff and to the members of the steering group for all their hard work in developing and promoting the ELM Archives.

For more information about the ELM Archives: www.eastlondonmosque.org.uk/archives

Sufia Alam (R) presented with award by Rakhia Mohammed Ismail (L):

Photograph © The Muslim News