MOHAMMED SHAFIQ APPOINTED CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE RAMADHAN FOUNDATION
Published: 16/07/2008 17:00
Ramadhan Foundation is pleased to announce that Mohammed Shafiq has been
appointed Chief Executive with immediate effect; his appointment follows
his previous roles as Press Spokesman.
7/7 the challenges have been for the Muslim community to take up the
challenges of modern media and ensure that our voice is heard by the
Government, the Ramadhan Foundation has taken on this challenge with
great enthusiasm and commitment, and we have been able to establish
ourselves as the leading Muslim youth organisation in the UK.
Muhammad Umar, Chairman of the Foundation comments:
delighted to appoint Mohammed Shafiq as the new Chief Executive, his
strong performance as Press Spokesman has led to the Foundation becoming
the first port of contact for journalists and I know his qualities of
leadership, commitment and strength will enable the Foundation move
forward onto new challenges”
Mohammed Shafiq, Director of the Foundation comments:
is very humbling that I have been appointed as the new Chief Executive,
to be given this unique opportunity to serve the community I am keen to
take the Foundation on to new challenges and continue to provide a
positive voice for Muslims in the UK.
have seen a dramatic change in the make up of Muslim organisations in
the UK, often the Ramadhan Foundation has been at the forefront of
setting the benchmark in terms of events and make up of speakers that
appear and this style will continue.
commit ourselves to standing with other faiths during these difficult
times of attacks on people of faith, we stand with those that are
oppressed in the world and we will continue to challenge the
misconceptions of Islam and Muslims”
Notes for editors
Muhammad Umar is Chairman of the Foundation aged 26, married and based
in Rochdale. He was the first young person to appear on BBC HardTalk
and is a regular speaker on Islamic affairs in countries ranging from
the UK, USA, Egypt, Syria, Mauritania, Malaysia, Belgium, Turkey, Italy,
Mohammed Shafiq is 29, married and from Rochdale – is a founding member
of the Ramadhan Foundation, previously in the role of Press Spokesman.
Ramadhan Foundation is the UK's leading Muslim youth organisation that
is working for peaceful co-existence and dialogue for all communities.
Based in Greater Manchester and working to also establish the platform
for human unity amongst our communities in the UK.
further information contact:
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