The Muslim woman who won the first ever Islamic architecture award for her design work in the UK has been named Queen Anne, a name that has been used for other mosques in the country for centuries.
Shelia, the third-year student at King’s College London, was named the Queen Anne for her work on the Great Mosque of King Abdullah, which is home to the royal family and is the largest mosque in the kingdom.
Her design, which was exhibited in a building in Manchester in the early years of the Islamic calendar, has been described as “beautiful and modern.”
The Islamic architecture category is one of the oldest categories in the award, which has been awarded annually since it was first established in 2007.
Sufia Khan, who was awarded the award in 2017, was born in the city of Mardin in northern Iran.
She has been working in the Muslim world for nearly 15 years.
She is also a member of the King Abdullah Mosque in Manchester, which holds an annual Islamic ceremony.
The Muslim women’s category has been won every year since 2007.