Imam Shahid Raza Na’eemi
Imam Muhammad Shahid Raza Na’eemi OBE completed his BSc in Chemistry and Biology as well as an MA in Islamic Studies. He is at present the Head Imam at Leicester Central Mosque and Chairman of MINAB (Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board). He is also the Registrar at the Muslim Law (Shari’a) Council UK; the Director of Imams and Mosques Councils UK; the Head of the Department of Imams Training and Inter-Faith Relations at the Muslim College, London; the President of the World Islamic Mission (Europe) and Founder Member (Trustee) of the British Muslim Forum.
In 2008 he was recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list by being awarded with an OBE for his services to the Muslim community. He is the first Imam in the United Kingdom to be awarded with an OBE.