IIIT UK Presented With The Muslim News 2015 Allama Iqbal Award Of Excellence For Creativity In Islamic Thought
The Muslim News 2015 Allama Iqbal Award of Excellence for Creativity in Islamic Thought has been presented to the IIIT (UK). The Excellence Awards are given to British Individuals and Organisations and although IIIT is headquartered in the USA, it has an office in London. IIIT UK was nominated by The Muslim News readers and the award presented for its dynamic and creative work.
The Award was presented at a Gala Dinner in the Millennium Hotel, London, on 25th March attended by the Rt Hon Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, as well as senior politicians, civil servants, community leaders of all faiths, Media personalities, and guests of all works of life.
The Award follows The Muslim News Fazlur Rahman Khan Award for Excellence which was awarded to the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (UK) in 2002.
The entry paragraph for the published shortlist on The Muslim News website:
The International Institute of Islamic Thought established a London office in 1986 and has since been particularly dynamic and creative in intellectual development, pursuing a range of activities to enable Muslims to deal effectively with present challenges and contribute to the progress of human civilization. The Institute has published several ground-breaking publications, and translated important works into the English language.
The Institute has also forged links with leading academic institutions from around the world. For example, the conference The Future of Faith in the Age of Globalization held in Sarajevo in 2010 involved co-operation with universities and academic centres in Sarajevo, Cambridge, Westminster, and Georgetown. The Institute’s London office was also closely involved with the Contextualizing Islam in Britain project conducted by the Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge and supported by the Department of Communities and Local Government.