Muslim Council of Britain elects Zara Mohammed as its first female leader

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Training consultant from Glasgow says it is ‘an honour and blessing’ to be named secretary general

A woman is to lead the Muslim Council of Britain for the first time, in a move hailed as a landmark moment in the UK Muslim community.

Zara Mohammed, 29, a training and development consultant from Glasgow, was elected on Sunday as the MCB’s secretary general by 107 votes to 60 in a virtual annual general meeting. Her opponent was Ajmal Masroor, an imam and teacher.

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