12th February 2020

The University of Edinburgh – Dispelling Divides

A look at the differences and similarities of Shia and Sunni Belief with SABS Director General Imam Razawi and Shaykh Hassan Rabbani.

With an increase in sectarian tensions across campuses in the United Kingdom, an event at the University of Edinburgh was held to bring harmony and dispel misinformation.

The programme, organised by Islamic Society of Edinburgh University and Jafaria Foundation Mosque, began with a personal conversation between the two clerics. Many topics were touched on from the beginnings of Islam, to the development of sects after the death of the Prophet (PBUH). Jurisprudence and the intellectual heritage of Islam was also discussed. The event was a success, with a pledge of unity. This begins a potential journey across Scotland’s campuses to promote unity and peace.