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Sajda Mughal has been honoured with a number of accolades as a result of her work, most recently she was finalist for the British Muslim awards in the category of Muslim Woman of the Year.

 

In 2015, Sajda was awarded with an OBE in the Queens New Year’s Honours List 2015 for her services and work towards community cohesion and interfaith dialogue. The Prince of Wales, His Royal Highness Prince Charles presented Sajda with her award at Buckingham Palace. She is the youngest Asian and Muslim female to receive this honour.

 

In addition to this, in 2015 Sajda was awarded 'Ultimate Humanitarian' from Cosmopolitan UK and was presented her award by Anita Rani from the BBC.

 

For both 2014 and 2015 she was named by the Evening Standard as London's Top 1000 Most Influential Londoners in the category of Campaigners.

 

Sajda is also listed as an entry in the 2015 - 2017 editions of the book Who's Who.

 

In 2014 she was a finalist in the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in the category of Social and Humanitarian and most recently was a finalist for the Asian Achievers Awards in the category of Community Service.

 

In 2013 The Daily Mirror awarded Sajda with a Community Champion Award. In the same year, she was a finalist for the British Muslim Awards in the category of 'Young Achiever' and she won ‘The Muslim News Awards for Excellence and Community Achievement’ which was presented to her by Sadiq Khan MP, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice.

 

In 2012, she was awarded the highly respected International World of Difference Award (alongside Cherie Blair QC) recognising individuals whose efforts have advanced the empowerment of women. Sajda won the prestigious GG2 Leadership Award 2012 in the category of 'Spirit in the Community'. This was presented to her by Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. She was also named 'Highly Commended Woman’ for The Women of the Future Awards 2012 for Public Service.

Sajda Mughal receiving OBE from Prince Charles

Sajda has developed a number of interfaith initiatives, which have helped to ease tensions between different religious groups around the country. As a Muslim survivor of 7/7, she has used her experience to confront extremism but also to foster greater understanding of deprived communities. She is an internationally recognised figure too, having undertaken similar work abroad.