First Minister presents young Muslim awards

First Minister Alex Salmond attended the Young Scottish Muslim Awards at Celtic Park, Glasgow, which recognises the contribution the Muslim youth make to their community and Scotland. Mr. Salmond presented the award for Male of the Year to journalist Hassan Ghani, who studied at Stirling University and this year produced the widely acclaimed documentary The Disappeared.

Praising Mr. Ghani for his work, judges said: “He is a young journalist, dedicated to his profession as well as his Deen, and combining both he produced the powerful TV documentary, The Disappeared, which focused on those – up to 20,000 in Pakistan – caught in the War on Terror.”

The award for Female of the Year went to Safa Yusuf, who was described as a very active volunteer for Islamic Relief and for Muslim student associations at both Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities.

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