The AMSS UK presents two annual Awards which are given to either one or two recipients: the Building Bridges Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award was inaugurated in 2000 and the Building Bridges Award in 2002. These have been introduced to recognise and highlight the outstanding achievements of individuals/organizations who have made a significant contribution either to their field of expertise, or to the promotion of social harmony, to inter-cultural and interfaith dialogue or to Islamic thought.
Previous distinguished recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award:
Professor Ali Mazrui (2000), HE President Ali Izetbegovic (2001), Dr. Zaki Badawi (2002), Professor Edward Said (2003), Dr. Martin Lings (2004), Professor Fuat Sezgin (2005), Professor Muhammad Abdel Haleem (2006), Dr. Mustafa Ceric, Grand Mufti of Bosnia (2007), Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr (2008), Professor John L. Esposito and Professor Charles E. Butterworth (2009), Professor Bekir Karlıaga (2011), Professor Nadia Mustafa (2012), Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina (2017).