Congratulations to Zia Chaudhry MBE
SJB Criminal barrister Zia Chaudhry was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to inter-faith relations.
Zia, author of ‘Just Your Average Muslim’, has been involved with inter-faith work for over 15 years, with a particular emphasis on trying to dispel misconceptions about Islam and Muslims.
He said: “I’m a bit shocked as the award came out of the blue, but I’m also delighted to be honoured in this way.
“I can’t say I’ve done anything spectacular to deserve it, but it’s really rewarding to find out you can be recognised for just plugging away and trying to do the right thing.”