Monzur Ahmed who was not able to be present at the event later said: “I am delighted and very honored. It is a great privilege and I am humbled.”
Monzur Ahmed is a consultant gastroenterologist at a busy city hospital in Birmingham. He has rsearched extensively on the phases of the moon and devised free computer programs and Internet webpages that calculate prayer times, the beginning of lunar months, and the direction of Makkah.
Salim al-Hassani receiving the award said: It was a very useful occassion with a very positive outcome. It is a great Honour to receive this award, but a greater reward is from Allah.
Salim Al-Hassani is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He is well known in the field of impact engineering and publishes and lectures all over the world. He is also actively involved in Manchester’s Muslim community, and helped to set up Manchester Central Mosque, the Muslim Youth Foundation and student Islamic societies at UMIST and Manchester University.
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