The elected Shura Council met on 19th January and voted in Raghad Altikriti to be the new President. Altikriti previously served as the Vice President and Head of Media, having been involved with the organisation since its inception. Her historic election and incredible dedication to the organisation has long served as inspiration for many and has continued to pave the way for many to get involved.
Upon her appointment, Altikriti said, “It is an honour to be elected as the first female President of the Muslim Association of Britain, to represent and serve our members from all across the country. I look forward to working with our branches and departments to strengthen our ties to civil society and continue pushing for the betterment of society. As our country continues to face increased division and distrust, I hope that with this new leadership we can bring and promote continued unity and mutual understanding.”
It is during this critical time that the election of the first female president marks a new chapter for the organisation and British Muslims alike.
Altikriti stated, “While we’re proud of this moment, there’s so much more work that needs to be done. We hope this will pave the way to support more female participation and bridge the gender disparity across the different levels, acknowledging that the years ahead will be defining in its challenges for British Muslims. I will continue to ensure that we successfully celebrate and elevate the contributions of British Muslims across the country to civil society and beyond.”
Muslim Association of Britain
21st January 2020
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