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Thursday, October 8th, 2015

This year, and once again British Muslim students  continue to achieve top grades at A Level in various subjects fuelling their academic and career aspirations. At a time when the media focuses on a minority of young people becoming radicalised, it is important to highlight that the vast majority of British Muslim children are getting on with their lives and their education. Their faith is an intrinsic part of their identity and fuels their desire to be high academic achieves and to have high aspirations for the future.

Omer Mohamed, head boy at Brondesbury College for Boys achieved 3 A*s and 1 A at Al level and will be starting medicine at Imperial College. Omer said: ‘Success is from Allah, and He gives it to those Muslims who in the night pray like monks, in the day patiently persevere in their work, and who serve their parents honourably, and show thankfulness to their Lord’.

Samah Khan achieved three straight A’s at A levels while at Watford Grammar School for Girls and will be starting dentistry at Kings College, London. She said that the steps to success are to ‘work hard, pray and then trust in Allah’.

Tara Alia Khalid achieved an A* in Mathematics and English Literature and an A in Biology and Physics. Tara Alia will be going to read Philosophy at Cambridge. She said: ‘I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities that have now enabled me to study the subject I love’.

Ikramul Hoque, after graduating from Madinatul Uloom al Islamiya in Kidderminster, is now about to start studying Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He said: ‘Only through the grace of Allah and the Duas of my parents, I have achieved AAA at A-level. I am pleased to say that, Insha’Allah, I will be studied a Bsc in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science”

Mohammad El-Gendi achieved an A* in Religious Studies, A in English Language and A in History.  He also achieved A* in an EPQ (A Level equivalent) in Law specifically covering the Public Order Act and free speech drawing on the Charlie Hebdo controversy as part of his research. At present he is a first year undergraduate studying Law at UCL. He says “I hope to take my degree and infuse this with a political career in order to reverse the misconceptions of Muslims in Britain and hopefully help paint Islam in a more ‘realistic’ light to how it is presented now.”

MuslimView commends and congratulates all our young people in their academic endeavours.

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