A female Muslim chaplain who provides religious and spiritual care to patients at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for the inaugural British Muslim Awards.

The awards will honour the achievements of Britain’s Muslim individuals, groups and business people and chaplain Shaheen Kauser has been shortlisted in the Religious Advocate of the Year category Mrs Kauser said: “I feel humbled and privileged as a finalist in the Religious Advocate Of the year category as this nomination has come as a complete surprise to me.

“Working as a Muslim chaplain for Bradford Teaching Hospitals and knowing your help is appreciated means everything to me.

“Ensuring dignity and respect and providing religious and spiritual care, with compassion at all times is what I strive for every day.”

Other nominees shortlisted in Mrs Kauser’s category include Iman Abdul Jalil Sajid (Brighton Islamic Missions), Sheikh Bilal Khan (Dome Advisory), Iman Monawar Hussain (Oxford Foundation) and Ajmal Masroor (Barefoot Institute).

The awards will take place at the Sheridan Suite in Manchester tomorrow at 6.30pm.

As well as shining the spotlight on the achievements of Muslim men and women at the forefront of their communities and industries, the event will raise money for Mosaic, the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the United Kingdom.

Founded by the Prince of Wales in 2007, Mosaic’s mentoring programmes create opportunities for young people growing up in the most deprived communities.

Irfan Younis, director of Oceanic Consulting, founders of the British Muslim Awards said: “We would like to thank the public for the fantastic response we received. I would also like to congratulate all of the finalists.

“We have some truly inspirational individuals who are proud to be Muslim and British and this is the first time their efforts and achievements are being recognised in such a public way.”