The sacrifice made by Muslim serving personnel in the British Armed Forces is incalculable. Their concerted effort in both world wars resulted in the defeat of Nazism, securing freedom and peace for millions, not only in Europe, but across the world as well.

A communal act of remembrance

Since then they have continued to play a vital role in defending our country, so we must never forget that countless Muslim soldiers laid down their lives so that we might enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted these days.

However, their commitment, service and sacrifice is not widely recognised. Two years ago, to coincide with the Living Islam festival, British Future commissioned a poll from ICM and discovered that only 2% of the UK population knew that 400,000 Muslim soldiers took part in the first world war.

It is our duty to ensure that the younger generation is made aware of this sacrifice, so that the memory of those who gave their lives, lives on from generation to generation.


AFMA National Muslim Service of Commemoration 2020

AFMA provided a safe and secure online commemoration service for serving Muslim Armed Forces personnel to come together at Remembrance – a time of great significance in the Armed Forces calendar. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, AFMA has found innovative ways to continue helping Muslim personnel stay connected to their religion, either at home, or whilst serving.

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