Baroness Sayeeda Warsi


Baroness Sayeeda Warsi became the youngest peer in Parliament in 2007 and in 2010 the first Muslim appointed to a British cabinet 

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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown


Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was exiled from her birthplace, Uganda, in 1972. She is a journalist, author and academic.  

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Yvonne Ridley


Yvonne Ridley a successful author and 2018 saw her publishing two very diverse books.  

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Yaron Matras


Yaron Matras is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester and leads the university's Multilingual research unit.

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Baroness Manzila Uddin


Baroness Manzila Uddin was appointed a life peer in 1988 in recognition of her contribution to community and championing of women’s rights. Manzila became the first Bangladeshi and first Muslim to enter the House of Lords.

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Ajmal Masroor


Ajmal Masroor is an Imam, fundraiser, broadcaster and Relationship Counsellor. In 2014, he was recognised in the Muslim 500 as one of the most influential Muslims in the world today. 

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Leila Aboulela


Leila Aboulela is a  

critically acclaimed Sudanese-born author and the first winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing.   

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Dr. Noorah Al-Gailani



Dr. Noorah Al-Gailani has been Curator of Islamic Civilisations at Glasgow Museums since 2003. 

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Maboobeh Rajabi


Mahboobeh Rajabi is a digital artist and theatre maker. She uses different art forms including dance, movement and digital arts.

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Rosemarie Hudson


Rosemarie Hudson is British publisher and comes from a background in PR, radio and film.  

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Samia Hathroubi


Samia Hathroubi the European Coordinator for the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding and a former Professor of History of Formation in Seine-Saint-Denis.

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Qaisra Shahraz


Qaisra Shahraz is a novelist, scriptwriter, education consultant and peace and women's rights activist. She has two Masters Degrees in English & European literature and scriptwriting for television.

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