Pro, amateur athletes among 2015’s most generous British Muslims

Amir Khan is 31-3 with 19 KOs as a pro.

Amir Khan is 31-3 with 19 KOs as a pro.

This is the time on the calendar for media outlets to make lists. Lots of best-of, worst-of, who’s-hot, who’s-not lists to commemorate the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016.

The Asian Image, a publication based in the United Kingdom, put together a list of “35 great things British Muslims did in 2015.” Included are many food drives, community outreach efforts and medical relief efforts for Muslims and non-Muslims in need.

A pair of athletes also made the list: Pro boxer Amir Khan, a two-time world champion who is probably the most outspoken active Muslim athlete when it comes to issues concerning Islam; and amateur distance runner Haroon Mota, whose fundraising efforts have previously been featured on Ummah Sports.

Here are Khan and Mota’s write-ups from the Asian Image piece:

4. Boxer Amir Khan led a group of volunteers to give ‘morale and practical support’ to the victims of the devastating flooding in Carlisle. His Amir Khan Foundation has continued to actively support a range of worthwhile causes breaking down barriers between communities.

5. A team of 30 runners completed the Coventry Half Marathon and helped raise £10,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust which helps young cancer patients. The team was led by Haroon Mota who works as a Youth Support Coordinator on the Teenage Cancer Trust ward at University College Hospital in London.

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