Qari Asim, MBE is senior Imam at Makkah Mosque in Leeds, which has won the award of being UK’s model mosque. He is a Legal Director at a global law firm, DLA Piper. Qari is a trustee of British Future, a think-tank which addresses identity, integration and migration. He is also a trustee of the charities Peace Matters and Hope not Hate, which seeks to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism. He was awarded the prestigious British Imams and Scholars Contributions and Achievements Awards (BISCA 2015) for outstanding contribution to Interfaith work.