Wednesday 29th August 2018

The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was pleased to have held a fellowship Eid Dinner for the 4th consecutive year in commemoration of Eid al-Adha, a rememberance of the Prophet Abraham and a feast for Muslims at the end of the Hajj.

It is the etiquette of the Holy Prophet [s] and his Noble Family [a] to build neighbourly relations. At the event therefore, we sought to ever strengthen our ties and understanding of one another by making conversation and sharing in a meal as people of compassion.

Director-General and Chief Imam Sayed Razawi spoke at the event alongside friends from the Scottish Churches and civic society: the Rt. Rev Susan Brown, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland; the Most Rev. Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church; Archbishop Mario Conti, Archbishop Emeritus of the Metropolitan of Glasgow; the Rev Dr David Pickering, Moderator of the Synod of Scotland, United Reformed Church; Rev Dr George Whyte, principal clerk of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland; Frank Ross, The Rt. Hon. Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh; and the Rt. Hon. Eva Bolander, Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow. The deeply valued presence and talks of our Sunni partners showcased the unique intra-Islamic unity we strive to build.

We thank also guests who travelled from afar to participate and whose contribution was well felt: Dr. Elizabeta Kitanovic, Executive Secretary for Human Rights, Conference of European Churches, and Mother Audrey Kitagawa, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Our special thanks extend to the Royal Scots Club for their kind services.