Our Mission

We aim to promote the memory and public knowledge of the brave Muslim soldiers who fought for Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries.

What is the Gul Mawaz Khan Foundation?

Founded by Pakistani philanthropist Babar Raja and his brother, Qaisar Raja, the charity is named in honour of their great grandfather, Gul Mawaz Khan, a Muslim soldier who exhibited incredible courage and loyalty during World War I but was never fully recognised for his efforts. You can learn more about Gul Mawaz Khan here.

Having uncovered many feats of valour in their own family history, the Raja brothers believe that honouring Muslim bravery in the face of cruelty and inhumanity is long overdue.

The Foundation aims to work closely with Muslim families who wish to research and reconnect with their ancestors’ military service, as well as discovering and preserving the records of their service.

Through funding historical research and raising awareness of their stories throughout British schools and communities, Babar and Qaisar hope to reignite the glory and memory of those who gave so much to Britain at such a critical moment in history, irrespective of their colour, creed or nationality.