• Awarded the Eugen Biser Award by the Eugen Biser Siftung (Germany) together with Grand Mufti Mustafa Cerić of Bosnia and Sheikh Habib Ali al-Jifri of Yemen, 2008
  • Awarded the UK’s Association of Muslim Social Scientists Building Bridges Award of 2008.
  • Awarded the St Augustine Award, 2012, For Interreligious Dialogue in the Mediterranean, Milan, Italy
  • Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2012