Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize is presented at the annual Peace Symposium, held here at one of Western Europe's largest mosque, the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize, formally Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace, is awarded annually "in recognition of an individual’s or an organisation’s contribution for the advancement of the cause of peace". The prize was first launched in 2009 by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize Committee under the directive of the caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mirza Masroor Ahmad. The Prize is announced annually at the United Kingdom Annual Convention and is presented the following year at the National Peace Symposium held at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London. The Prize includes a monetary sum, which is normally set at 10,000 pounds sterling.

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient Country Rationale
2009 Lord-Avebury-2006.jpg Lord Eric Avebury[1]  United Kingdom "For his continued efforts to promote human rights across the world"[1]
2010 Abdul Sattar Edhi.jpg Abdus Sattar Edhi[2]  Pakistan "In recognition of his outstanding work for social welfare and humanitarian relief"
2011 SOS Children's Villages UK  United Kingdom "its continued efforts to alleviating the suffering of orphaned and abandoned children around the world and towards fulfilling its vision of ‘a loving home for every child’".[3]
2012 Oheneba Boachie-Adjei  Ghana "In recognition of his outstanding work in the promotion of peace through his life-changing medical work that has provided hope and a future for thousands of people in the developing world"[4]
2013 Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow[5]  United Kingdom "In recognition of his outstanding efforts to provide food and education to hundreds of thousands of children in the developing world"[6]
2014 Sindhutai Sapkal.jpg Sindhutai Sapkal  India "For she has devoted her entire life for orphans"
2015 Hadeel Qasim Hussein Al-Okbi[7]  Iraq "In recognition of her outstanding efforts for helping child refugees forced to flee areas such as Iraq due to conflict."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Muslim leader praises British spirit of tolerance". Al Islam. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "EDHI, International and National Recognition / Awards". Edhi Foundation. November 26, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Muslim leader warns of devastating consequences of nuclear war". March 25, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Muslim leader says World War inevitable unless true justice prevails". March 25, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Muslim peace prize for Mary’s Meals founder". November 6, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Peace Symposium 2014". Ahmadiyya Muslim Community International Press & Media Office. November 10, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b [1]