Husna Ahmad

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Dr
Husna Ahmad
OBE
Born Husna Parvin Ahmad
(1964-06-28) 28 June 1964 (age 50)
Dhaka, East Pakistan,
(now Bangladesh)
Residence Cricklewood, Barnet, London, England
Nationality British
Ethnicity Bengali
Education PhD Environmental Law
Alma mater School of Oriental and African Studies
Occupation Humanitarian, writer
Years active 2006–present
Known for CEO of the Faith Regen Foundation
Religion Islam
Website
faithregenuk.org

Husna Parvin Ahmad, OBE (born 28 June 1964) is a Bangladeshi-born British humanitarian and chief executive officer of the Faith Regen Foundation. She sits on the Advisory Board to the East London Mosque[1][2] and she previously sat on the Department for Work and Pensions' Ethnic Minority Advisory Group (EMAG).[3]

Early life[edit]

Ahmad was born in Dhaka, East Pakistan, (now Bangladesh) and moved to the United Kingdom at the age of four.[4] She has a PhD in Environmental Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Career[edit]

Ahmad has been a dedicated member of Faith Regen Foundation's staff since its inception in October 2001 and has previously held the position of Director of Operations.[5][6]

With a strong background in research she is a Board member of SPH Housing Association and sits on the Black and Minority Ethnic Review Forum (BMERF) of the Government Office for London (GOL) and is a Trustee of the Muslim think tank, the Centre for Muslim Affairs.

She is the co-chair of Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education, a national independent inter-faith charity working with the learning and skills sector, faith and local communities and national and local faith/belief based groups. She is also on the Women's Committee of the MCEC Palmers Green Mosque. She is a steering committee member of the RLLP [Religious Literacy in Leadership Programme] in Higher Education under the auspices of Goldsmiths University and the University of York. She is a national and international speaker on faith and regeneration, peace building, women's issues and climate change.[7]

Ahmad has held the role of Deputy chief executive of the Forum against Islamophobia and Racism and was a Principal Officer in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.[8] She previously sat on the Department for Work and Pensions' Ethnic Minority Advisory Group (EMAG)[3] and is also on the Community Development Forum of the London Health Commission. Dr. Ahmad has been appointed co-chair of the National Council of Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education, a national independent inter-faith charity working with the learning and skills sector, faith and local communities and national and local faith/belief based groups.[8]

On 23 March 2005, Ahmad was on the judging panel for the The Muslim News Awards for Excellence.[9] In 2008, she was a member of a Ministerial Working Group on Child Poverty in London. She is a national and international speaker on faith and regeneration, peace building and women's issues.[5]

Ahmed has been appointed the Secretary General of the World Muslim Leadership Forum. She has been made a National Council Member of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.[10]

In 2011, she co-authored "The Green Guide For Hajj,” with EcoMuslim consultant, Omar Faruk, a book encouraging ecologically sustainable practices among Hajj pilgrims and about promoting the role Muslims can play in protecting nature.[11][12][13][14][15] In 2012, she wrote "Islam and Water,” the story of Hajjar, second wife of the Prophet Ibrahim, in particular her search for water, is commemorated every year in the Hajj. Both books were commissioned by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation. She is a national and international speaker on faith and regeneration, peace building, women's issues and climate change.[10][16]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2004, Ahmad won the Organisation Ethnic award from the European Federation of Black Women Business Owners. The awards are open to black and minority ethnic women who start or run a business.[17]

In April 2010, she received an Ambassador for Peace award from the Universal Peace Federation.[9][18][18][19] In 2010, she was also awarded an OBE, for services her work promoting social justice with disadvantaged communities.[20][21]

Personal life[edit]

Ahmad lives in Cricklewood, London with her husband, CEO of Global One 2015 and MADE in England, Saif Uddin Ahmad (born 1957). She has six children (born between 1983 and 2000).[4][5]

Books[edit]

Year Title Publisher
2011 Green Guide to Hajj Global One
2012 Islam and Water Alliance of Religions and Conservation

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Will, David (July 2011). "Latest News". Devon Faith & Belief Forum. Retrieved 1 December 2012.  Dr. Husna Ahmad OBE
  2. ^ "Women – Welcome to British Bangladeshi Power 100". British Bangladeshi Power 100. January 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Dr Husna Ahmad, OBE". Centre for the Modern Family. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Hayes, Alex. "Cricklewood's Dr Husna Ahmad given OBE for work with Faith Regen Foundation". The Times. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Will, David. "Dr Husna Ahmad Ambassador for Peace Award". Universal Peace Federation. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "WEBINAR – Politics in Action – Faith Organisations and Regeneration". Meetup. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Senior Management Phoro Profile". Faith Regen Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2012.  Dr. Husna Ahmad OBE
  8. ^ a b "fbfe council members". fbfe website. 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012.  Dr Husna Ahmad
  9. ^ a b "MCB The Muslim News holds its fifth prestigious awards ceremony". The Muslim News. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "2012 Speaker Profiles". World Muslim Leadership Forum. 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012.  Dr Husna Ahmad OBE
  11. ^ Aburawa, Arwa. "Interview With Green Hajj Expert Dr Husna Ahmed". Green Prophet. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Green Guide to Hajj and Islam and Water". The Alliance of Religions and Conservation. Retrieved 1 December 2012.  Dr Husna Ahmad OBE
  13. ^ "Green Guide to the Hajj launched at Assisi, Italy". Faith Regen Foundation. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Green Guide to the Hajj launched at Assisi, Italy". The Alliance of Religions and Conservation. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "The World's First Green Hajj Guide Launched By ARC". The Eco Muslim. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  16. ^ Yamin, Kafil. "The Green Hajj". Green Prophet. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Dr Husna Ahmad wins award". Planning Resource. Retrieved 1 December 2012.  Dr. Husna Ahmad OBE
  18. ^ a b "MCB congratulates Muslims named in Queen's Honors List". Arab News. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  19. ^ Marsh, Robin. "UPF would like to extend our congratulations to Dr Husna Ahmad OBE.". Universal Peace Federation. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  20. ^ "Birthday Honours: Civil Order Of The British Empire, OBE". The Independent. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  21. ^ "MCB Congratulates British Muslims Named in Queen's Honours List". The Muslim Council of Britain. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 

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