The Muslims News Awards are an annual celebration of the achievement of British Muslims. There are different categories of awards that people can be nominated for. Miss Kossar, the Islamic Studies teacher at MIHSG was nominated for the award of ‘Excellence for Community Development.’ See ‘The Muslim News’ website for further details.
Below is a snippet of her nomination:
Jamila Kossar is an active volunteer fundraiser having secured thousands of pounds for a range of charities including Islamic Relief and the READ Foundation. A teacher by day in Manchester, Jamila has devoted her spare time to charitable activities, organising the annual mountain trek up Mount Snowden, a 30 mile charity bike ride, a sky dive, a ‘walk to school/work’ day and recently supported 200 young girls to raise in excess of £7,000 in one week for orphans around the world. Within the local Manchester area, Jamila is part of a team of people who organise a monthly ‘feed the homeless’ event in the city centre. During Ramadan, this becomes a weekly event, enabling barriers to be broken and communities to come together as people from different faiths and backgrounds descend on Piccadilly Gardens.
“On behalf of everyone associated at MIHSG, we would like to congratulate Miss Kossar on her nomination.
May Allah reward her hard work and efforts with the ultimate of success in the hereafter, insha’Allah.”