On Thursday 22nd February 2018 we have Major Naveed Muhammad MBE visiting Blackburn Central High School to give motivational talks to some of our students.
Armed Forces Muslim Association Chair Major Naveed Muhammad was awarded an MBE in the 2016 New Year Honours List in recognition for his exemplary service within the Army and strengthening positive relationships with minority communities around country. He has been an inspiration to many by showing it is possible to practice Islam whilst serving as an Army Officer.
He has been instrumental in shaping policy within the Armed Forces that supports serving Muslims in everything from Halal ration packs, being able to wear beards, observing Ramadan and raising awareness of the need for prayer facilities for all faiths.
His work over the years has also provided opportunities for younger Muslims to join the British Army. He continues to support those already serving, while highlighting the lack of conflict between being a Muslim and serving his country.
“Hundreds of thousands of Muslims before me have loyally served the Crown with distinction; thousands having given their lives for the prosperity and future of others.”
Continuing his remarkable work, he hopes to inspire more talented young people from minority backgrounds to join their Army whether in the Reserve or as a Regular. He believes that Britain’s Armed Forces must reflect the diversity of the country that they are designed to serve and protect.