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Fiyaz Mughal OBE MBACP

Founder of Faith Matters, No2H8 Awards, Muslims Against Antisemitism & Tell MAMA

Throughout his career, Fiyaz Mughal has made social cohesion, tackling hate crimes, countering extremism and Jewish/Muslim interfaith work a priority, donating his time and expertise to many community projects.

Social enterprises

Community projects

Professional career

Fiyaz Mughal OBE is the founder of Faith Matters, Tell MAMA, NO2H8 Awards and several other organisations.

Fiyaz Mughal’s professional career has also allowed him to gain valuable experience working at senior levels with various Government departments in the United Kingdom, within charities and not-for-profit organisations, Citizens Advice bureaux and as a City Councillor for Oxford City Council and for Haringey Council in North London. Fiyaz Mughal served as a local authority councillor for 6 years.

 Fiyaz Mughal has managed complex national projects that have covered areas involving social cohesion, hate crime work, countering extremism and interfaith work. He has been passionate about Muslim and Jewish interfaith work and was one of the first in the British Muslim community to bring both communities together in understanding their shared experience around the Holocaust and the recent genocide that affected Muslims in Europe – Srebrenica. This work took place in 2006.

Fiyaz Mughal has made volunteering a priority, donating his time and expertise to many community projects. He has served as a trustee to many interfaith organisations and was also the Chair of Alcohol Change UK from 2020-2023. He was also the co-Chair of the Community Accountability Forum for five years, which was formed by the Crown Prosecution Service

Fiyaz Mughal has also been a co-editor on a book about identity which was published in 2017. He also wrote about those individuals who make the choice to leave faith in a book that was published in 2018. Finally, in 2024 he was offered the role to the Government of the United Kingdom as the Advisor on anti-Muslim hatred. Sadly, online racial and religiously aggravated harassment around the announcement of the role, led to him stepping down.

Fiyaz Mughal

History of Social Enterprises and Community Projects

Fiyaz Mughal has extensive experience in social enterprises and community projects. This blog will explore some of his specific interests including working with young people, working against extremism, promoting social cohesion and hate crime monitoring. Fiyaz Mughal has worked on unique projects that have brought national attention and recognition. In 2009, he was named an officer of the Order of the British Empire for his work in community cohesion within the United Kingdom. At the time, he was 38 years of age.

It has been this passion for developing leadership and entrepreneurship that has captured Fiyaz Mughal’s interest and how people can lift themselves out of poverty by determination, vision and a desire to overcome. He has also carried with him a passion for communities to understand, empathise and work together for the common good of their local area or for the betterment of the nation. He was inspired to carry out Muslim and Jewish co-existence work after the 2003 Gaza conflict when he was a City Councillor in Oxford. He realised that there was a rise in antisemitic rhetoric in the city against the very small Oxonian Jewish community, which disturbed him. He has never given up on this work or this passion for better Jewish and Muslim relations that led him to develop the charity, Muslims Against Antisemitism.  

Much of the social entrepreneurship of his work can be found within even some of the most marginalised communities and harnessing the successful drivers of social change has become a life-long passion of his.

Throughout this section of the blog, opportunities for ongoing social enterprises and community projects will be discussed.

Travel and History in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is full of rich history and travel opportunities. Discover the UK from Fiyaz Mughal’s unique perspective, learning about the unique mix of peoples who travelled to the UK in the time of the Romans. North Africans, people from the Middle East and Anatolia (modern day Turkey) and others came as soldiers to the UK during Roman times creating a unique community that has inspired Fiyaz Mughal’s work and interests around identity and belonging.  In addition to visiting and learning about the stunning coastlines of this island nation, Fiyaz Mughal is also fascinated by Roman history and sites to be discovered. This blog will cover a mix of topics focusing on both travel and history in the UK.

It has been this sense of people to people engagement and mixing over millennia that inspires and energises the work of Fiyaz Mughal. Pluralism, the freedom to be who you are and to voice what you want – has been the cornerstone of his values.

English Cricket and Hockey

English cricket and hockey are other passions of Fiyaz Mughal’s. His interest in hockey stems from his lifelong love of the sport, beginning due to his participation as a child and teenager. Today, he follows both the English cricket and hockey teams. Via this blog, you’ll learn about the latest in English cricket and hockey.

Through these diverse interests and passions that form the basis of this blog, you’ll learn more about Fiyaz Mughal as an individual. In addition, you’ll also have the chance to form a greater understanding of his work and the great example he has set in social enterprises and community projects.