New Zealand Muslim Awards 2020


The New Zealand Muslim Awards 2020 was an opportunity to reflect on, celebrate, and raise awareness of some of the amazing people who make up the Muslim community in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The awards simply would not be possible without the support of our amazing sponsors. Our gratitude and acknowledgement goes to: Roading Solutions HirePearl of the Islands FoundationEarth NZDirect Tyres & AutoFin-Ex Accounting & ConsultancyHandmade Beauty, and WaiLife
We are pleased to announce the following winners and rising stars of the 2020 awards:

Community Service Award
Syed Khurrum Iqbal, Hawkes Bay

Rising Stars
Sania Ashraf - for being the first Pakistani female Justice of Peace in Auckland. 
Pearl of the Islands Foundation, for their work on social cohesion in New Zealand

Ilm (knowledge) Award 
Farid Ahmed, Christchurch

Rising Star
Sadia Malik - for her ongoing efforts to educate the Pakistani Muslim community about Islam
Sportsperson of the Year
Mariam Bahar, Auckland
Runner up for this category was awarded to Coach Imran Khan, Auckland

Rising Stars

Hone Fowler - for encouraging participation & access to sports for Muslim New Zealanders
Mogammad Ebrahim Smith – for his achievement and aspirations in Sports
Young Muslim New Zealander of the Year
Laiba Batool, Auckland

Muslim New Zealander of the Year
Bariz Shah, Christchurch