West Midlands Police volunteer chaplain receives MBE medal
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Mohammad Asad, a Muslim chaplain for WMP has been honoured with an MBE medal for his volunteer work throughout the pandemic.
Along with being a faith advisor for the force, Mohammad is also an Imam at Birmingham Central Mosque.
He was given the top honour from HRH Princess Anne at a ceremony in Windsor Castle earlier last month on 8 March.
During the pandemic, he helped to distribute hundreds of much-needed items to hospital workers on the frontline battling Covid-19.
Asad also played a key role in running outreach projects at Birmingham Central Mosque and the community, including delivering iftar meals for the homeless and refugees during Ramadan.
Some of the projects included Qur’an cubes for hospital patients and delivering iftar and toiletry packs to NHS workers.
He also helped with food donations to victims of domestic violence and food packs for those isolated in the pandemic.
Khadija Sulaiman, West Midlands Police’s new Multi-Faith Lead Chaplain, who joined in January and is the first Muslim to be appointed this role in a UK police force, said, “Mohammed Asad is a great asset to the team. He is a perfect example of the representation of the Multi Faith Chaplaincy team of WMP.
“One of our objectives is the integration into the communities, which I think is imperative to support WMP. When I see what Mr Asad has showcased, it makes me feel so proud to lead a fantastic team.”