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44 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EX
07
DEC
2018

Anthony Nolan Reception 2018

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was delighted to have attended Anthony Nolan’s Annual Supporter Reception in the Scottish Parliament. Anthony Nolan has grown from strength to strength, and it was humbling to be among those who have helped the bone marrow register grow in...
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05
DEC
2018

Westminster Abbey Service to celebrate Christians in the Middle East

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Director General and Chief Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi gives a reflection on the role and value of Christians in the Middle East at Westminster Abbey. Sayed Razawi concluded in his reflection by stating “If there is to be peace in the Middle East, Christians must be a part of the...
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29
NOV
2018

SABS Youth @ St Andrew’s Day Interfaith Service

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The Saltire returned to Cathcart Old after a pilgrimage to Karbala The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s youth committee pictured with the Rev Neil Galbraith at Cathcart Old Parish Church’s St Andrews Day Interfaith Service. The flag being held was a token of fellowship...
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27
NOV
2018

Guests at Rangers F.C.

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Director-General and Chairman were delighted to have been guests of Rangers F.C. at Ibrox. Both sports and faith have the societal ability to work hand-in-hand to support and inspire communities. Through this interface, the lives of our...
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27
NOV
2018

St Andrew’s Day Interfaith Service at Cathcart Old Parish Church

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25/11/18- The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Director-General Imam Razawi gave an address at Cathcart Old Parish Church, Glasgow as part of the St Andrew’s Day Interfaith Service. Imam Razawi was graciously welcomed by the Rev Neil Galbraith and the Very Rev John...
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23
NOV
2018

Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate The Year of Engineering 2018 at Westminster Abbey

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Celebrating Excellence, ‘Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate The Year of Engineering 2018 at Westminster Abbey’ In recognition of the immense contribution by engineers across Britain.  
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21
NOV
2018

The Mainstay Foundation – Muslim Convention 2018

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As the Year of Young People comes to a close, the boys of SABS’ school and youth committee attended the UK’s first annual Muslim Convention in Manchester organised by the Mainstay Foundation. The convention was an educational experience. It was also heartening to see...
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19
NOV
2018

Eid e Zahra Celebrations Scotland

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Aberdeen : Dundee : Edinburgh We would like to thank all the brothers and sisters in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee for organising these educational and spiritual lectures in honor of the Lady of Light, Fatima Zahra (ع). SABS DG, Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, led the congregations;...
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19
NOV
2018

2018 Being Human Festival; Bloodscape

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, in promotion of the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign Scotland, worked in partnership with the University of Edinburgh on a unique initiative as part of this year’s Being Human festival called Bloodscape. Bloodscape was an innovative...
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19
NOV
2018

Wallneuk North Interfaith Service & Lunch

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SABS were pleased to have attended the Wallneuk North Interfaith Service & Lunch, organised by Wallneuk North Church & Renfrewshire Interfaith Group, on Sunday. The event was centred around the theme of families connecting generations as part of Scottish Interfaith Week....
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16
NOV
2018

Interfaith Summit 2018

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Present at this year’s Interfaith Summit with First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, and Scottish Faith Leaders, organised by Interfaith Scotland. Picture Credit SABS and Interfaith...
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16
NOV
2018

Reception Celebrating the Centenary of the 1918 Education Act, Edinburgh Castle

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14/11/18 – Mr Ameed Versace, SABS’ strategic engagements director, representing SABS at the Edinburgh Castle with pupils and staff from Catholic schools around Scotland celebrating the centenary of the 1918 Education Act. Event was organised by the Deputy First Minister...
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14
NOV
2018

Scottish Government’s annual Remembrance Service

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Mr Ameed Versace, SABS’ strategic engagements director, gave a reflection at the Scottish Government’s annual Remembrance Service at St Andrews House. The Service was organised and hosted by Lesley Evans, the Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government, in order to...
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12
NOV
2018

Remembrance Sunday 2018

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Edinburgh – Mr Shabir Beg, Chairman of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, laid a wreath at the annual remembrance service in Edinburgh at the City Chambers on Remembrance Sunday to pay tribute to the sacrifices of the many people across the world who have suffered from war,...
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02
NOV
2018

Arbaeen in Karbala, Iraq

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ARBAEEN The 40th Day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, in 680 AD. Today, tens of millions of people have gathered in Karbala, Iraq, as they do every year, to visit the resting place of this Noble Man. SABS Youth stand amid the...
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23
OCT
2018

URC Induction Service

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18/10/18 – Many congratulations to the Rev John Bremner who was inducted as Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer for the United Reformed Church National Synod of Scotland. It was a privilege for SABS to have shared in the induction service, and we look forward to continuing...
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15
OCT
2018

Canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romer

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It was a privilege for SABS to have attended the Canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romer (1917-1980) who spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture. In 1980, Romero was assassinated while offering Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine...
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14
OCT
2018

Scottish Religious Leaders Forum 2018

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Members of SABS at the Interfaith Scotland Religious Leaders and Faith Representatives Conference 2018 on Thursday 11th October held at the Bhai Centre, Edinburgh. A stimulating and distinguished conference which was attended by leaders from across faiths.  
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14
OCT
2018

The launch event of ‘Imam Hussain Day’ in Scotland

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, with the support of Interfaith Scotland and the United Nations House Scotland, launched Imam Hussain Day in Scotland on 12th October 2018. This will be an annual day in the national calendar to remember and celebrate the life, achievements, and...
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11
OCT
2018

Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign Scotland 2018

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Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) would like to thank all those who donated blood as part of the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign Scotland this half of the year. The staff at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service are working tirelessly still to ensure adequate...
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11
OCT
2018

LSS Children’s School – First Day

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First day of classes for The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society Saturday School in Glasgow. The Lady Sughra Society children’s school, as it is named, opened its doors to pupils of the community on the 29th September. We pray that this becomes a successful space for the...
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11
OCT
2018

Archbishop Conti Reception 2018

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Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) at this years reception organised by the Most Reverend Mario J. Conti, Emeritus Archbishop of Glasgow, Chair of the Committee for Inter-religious Dialogue of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland.
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28
SEP
2018

British bantamweight boxing

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Congratulations to Kash Farooq, the new British bantamweight boxing champion. Kash Farooq is the Ambassador of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society and the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign Scotland. Our best wishes extend to the contender Jim Wilson. Great sportsmanship was...
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28
SEP
2018

G20 Interfaith Forum 2018

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This years, G20 Interfaith Forum took place on the 26th – 28th Sep in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the theme was “Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development: Religious Contributions for a Dignified Future” and was organised by the G20 Association of...
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26
SEP
2018

EIFA Interfaith Peace Service 2018

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At the Edinburgh Interfaith Association’s Annual Peace Service, commemorating ‘International Day of Peace’. Our vice-chair contributed along with leaders of Edinburgh’s faith communities. This year’s Peace Service was hosted by St Mary’s...
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22
SEP
2018

The Annual Peace Processions of Edinburgh and Glasgow

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The Annual Peace Processions of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Shi’a Muslim communities of Scotland unite at these to walk in remembrance of the exalted sacrifice of Imam Hussain, grandson of the Holy Prophet, who was brutally killed in battle, along with his family and...
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14
SEP
2018

SABS Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign Muharram Launch

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) launched its annual Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign Scotland efforts this week, on the 1st of the Islamic Month of Muharram. This year, the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society launched its 6th Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign Scotland drive...
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10
SEP
2018

Tunnocks Biscuits Donation

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society received, with thanks, a large donation of Tunnocks biscuits. SABS dispatched and delivered the biscuits in our long-term local and regional efforts of neighbourliness, citizenship and humanitarian work to local bodies in the City of Glasgow....
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09
SEP
2018

LSS Children’s School Opening

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society is grateful to the Almighty for His Grace in allowing us to launch our children’s Saturday School in Glasgow. The Lady Sughra Society (LSS) children’s school opened up for children of the community to enhance their knowledge of the...
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03
SEP
2018

Family Outing 2018

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society organised its annual summer outing to the Scottish Deer Centre for the Shia community on Sunday. The day was filled with fun for the whole family, from the children to the elderly, and wonderful opportunities to see some incredible animals. To top...
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01
SEP
2018

SABS Christian-Muslim Eid al Adha Dinner 2018

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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...
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27
AUG
2018

5th Annual Unity Eid Dinner 2018

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The gratitude and happy wishes of our Director-General Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi extend to the noble `ulema–scholars–and eminent guests from across the cities of Scotland for participating in Sunday’s Eid Dinner wherein we celebrated the Blessings and Grace of the Almighty [swt]...
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19
AUG
2018

Back to School

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Saturday 18th August was the first day back for the SABS Children’s School after the summer break, and the school was relaunched at the start of the term at its new premises in Stockbridge Primary School. Cllr Adam McVey, Leader of the Edinburgh Council, attended the launch...
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15
AUG
2018

Dementia Awareness

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We would like to convey our thanks to Maureen O’Neil, Faith in Older People, Susan, Central Scotland Regional Equality Council, and Iain Stewart, Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association, for providing a session on Dementia Awareness for our community members this evening. The session...
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08
AUG
2018

Mehfil Meelad e Mustafa & Ahlaibait Conference

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was pleased to have taken part at the Mehfil Meelad e Mustafa & Ahlaibait Conference organised in Glasgow by International Naat Council Scotland and Dar ul Ehsan Scotland. A gathering that demonstrated Muslim unity in the remembrance and praise...
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26
JUL
2018

Annual Gathering of Dhikr, Birmingham

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was pleased to have been a part of the annual Mehfil e Dhikr gathering in Birmingham in association with our partners at Khadman e Dar Ul Ehsan Glasgow. Intrafaith unity was demonstrated between denominations of Islam and worship was held together.
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03
JUL
2018

21 Gun Royal Salute 2018

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was delighted to have participated in this year’s 21-Gun Salute at Edinburgh Castle. The Gun Salute is an opportunity for members of Scottish faiths to take part in a ceremony deeply rooted in Scottish history. It marks the arrival of the...
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02
JUL
2018

Community Service Initiative – Milton Road Cemetery

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The SABS Youth Committee continuing their work at the Milton Road Cemetery by helping out Uncle Bashir. We were delighted to again provide our little help to Uncle Bashir who still tirelessly tends to the graves at the cemetery day in, day out. His hard work is inspiring and held...
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01
JUL
2018

Last day of SABS school

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Saturday was the last day of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Islamic School ahead of the summer holidays. As an end of term surprise, pupils enjoyed watching an educational video about the mother of the 12th Infallible, Imam al-Mahdi (ع). We hope the pupils enjoy their...
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29
JUN
2018

Eid Reception with First Minister

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Ameed Versace, SABS strategic engagements officer, with the Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland at her Eid Reception at Bute House. A delight to have attended, and our thanks extend to the First Minister.
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27
JUN
2018

Healthcare awareness workshop

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SABS Women’s Wing The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Women’s Wing organised a Health Awareness Session, with special reference to Women and the benefits of Breast Screening, in partnership with Dr. Gauri Babu, Consultant Radiologist and Breast Imaging Specialist,...
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20
JUN
2018

Eid Presentation at Leverndale Hospital

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Mr Ameed Versace, SABS strategic engagements officer, was delighted to have had to opportunity to speak at The Leverndale Hospital in Crookston, Glasgow at an Eid festival celebration that the hospital organised for its patients in the psychiatric unit on Wednesday 20th June....
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16
JUN
2018

Celebrating the history and cultural diversity of Glasgow with Glasgow Churches Together

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It was a pleasure for SABS to have participated in what were celebrations of the history and cultural diversity of Glasgow, along with the Bailie Russell Robertson, the Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway, representatives of Glasgow Churches Together, Church Leaders, the St Mungo...
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16
JUN
2018

Multi-faith Iftar

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Imam Razawi attended the Multi-faith Iftar in the Ahlulbait Centre Wembley, London with His Eminence Sayed Qassim Al-Jalali and Dr Sara Mehdi. Imam Razawi gave the keynote speech on Women in Faith. Imam Razawi spoke about Lady Miriam (the sister of Moses), Lady Mary (the mother...
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15
JUN
2018

Metropolitan Police Annual Memorial Service 2018

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14/06/118 – After just returning back from Pilgrimage, SABS Director General Shaykh Sayed Razawi attended today’s Metropolitan Police Annual Memorial Service at Hendon Police College, London, along with other Religious Leaders. He was there along with Cardinal Vincent...
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15
JUN
2018

Service on The Fast and Prayer for Peace 2018

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13/06/18 – The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society and its team met in a prayerful service at St Mary’s Cathedral, Mother Church of the Diocese of Edinburgh, on the occasion of the final days of the Month of Ramadan. The Provost, Very Revd John Conway, led a service at the...
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14
JUN
2018

World Blood Donor Day 2018

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(14th June 2018) Today is World Blood Donor Day! In support of this day, the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Youth Committee, school pupils plus the Shi’a Muslim community’s youth was delighted to show their support for the Scottish National Blood Transfusion...
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13
JUN
2018

Ramadan 2018 Charity Collection for Refugees in Partnership with Edinburgh Direct Aid

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13/06/18 – As we come to an end of this Month of Ramadan, a collection of donations from the Shia Muslim community of Edinburgh was undertaken by the SABS Youth Committee. Clothing, toiletries, and cash donations were among goods collected for refugees as part of the...
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12
JUN
2018

#MissingType Campaign 2018

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Happy Blood Donor Week! (Monday 11 to Friday 15 June 2018) Spotted any A’s, B’s or O’s missing recently? The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society is once again delighted to support the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service in the international #MissingType campaign. Help us...
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10
JUN
2018

NHS 24 Youth Forum

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09/06/18 – Members of the SABS Youth Committee took part in the NHS 24’s first ever Youth Forum at the Scottish Youth Theatre. The meeting aimed at discussing what the NHS means to young people from across Scotland and constructive ideas were tabled to improve...
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31
MAY
2018

Multi Faith Blood Drive USA

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Sayed Razawi, as Director General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, represented Scotland and, particularly, our City of Edinburgh at the United States’ annual Festival of Faiths. Our Alim used the work that is undertaken in Scotland to inspire movement in the USA. The...
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26
MAY
2018

Christians and Muslims walking ‘shoulder to shoulder’

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The Church of Scotland this year invited Sayed Razawi, Director General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, to address the General Assembly on Friday the 25th May. The moving meeting and address highlighted a milestone moment in our meaningful and ongoing engagement with the...
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13
MAY
2018

UN Under-Secretary General Meeting with the RT Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland

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9th-10th May 2018 The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society and its Director-General Imam Razawi were privileged to have invited a senior United Nations official to Scotland for a 2-day visit to engage religious, civic, governmental and political actors on an issue of crucial concern for...
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13
MAY
2018

Farewell dinner with Moderator and Under Secretary General

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Farewell dinner in honour of Mr. Adama Dieng with our special guests the Right Rev Dr Derek Browning, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church and the Very Rev. Iain Torrance, Kt, OStJ, TD, FRSE, Church of Scotland Minister, Theologian, Academic and Dean of the Chapel...
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13
MAY
2018

UN Under-Secretary General Scottish Parliament Seminar sponsored by Bill Kidd MSP Chief Whip Scottish Government

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10 May 2018 Scottish Parliament Seminar 2: ‘Our collective role in tackling ‘Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism & Hate crime’ A special programme for dialogue with the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect facilitated by the Scottish Ahlul...
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13
MAY
2018

UN Under-Secretary General Meeting at Cathcart Old Parish Church

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 ‘The Unique Partnership of Caring People’ Programme on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect at Cathcart Old Parish Church. Welcome to Our City by the Rt Hon Eva Bolander, Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow. The USG engaged...
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13
MAY
2018

UN Under-Secretary General Meeting with the Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani MSP

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Mr Adama Dieng, United Nations Under Secretary-General and Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, meeting with the Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani MSP at the Scottish Parliament. The Deputy Presiding Officer then invited the delegation to privately view First...
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13
MAY
2018

UN Under-Secretary General Meeting with Interfaith Scotland

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10th may 2018 Mr. Adama Dieng, UN Under Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide meeting with leaders of Scotland’s Various Faith and Religious Communities, in partnership with Interfaith Scotland in Glasgow. On Wednesday Adama...
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13
MAY
2018

UN Under-Secretary General Meeting with Church Leaders at the Church of Scotland

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Mr Adama Dieng, United Nations Under Secretary-General and Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide meeting with Christian leaders of all major Scottish denominations at the Church of Scotland head office at 121 George Street, Edinburgh. Our thanks extend to the Rev Dr...
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13
MAY
2018

UN Under-Secretary General Meeting with Edinburgh Interfaith Association

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10th May 2018 Scottish Parliament Seminar 1: ‘Our Collective Role in Preventing Genocide’ A programme for dialogue with the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect facilitated in partnership between the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society and the...
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13
MAY
2018

Unity Peace Walk Glasgow 2018

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We were pleased to have been a part of the Third Annual Peace Walk and Dhikr gathering in Glasgow, with our partners and the Walk’s organisers, Syed Mohammed Suqlain Shah of Khadman-e-Dar-ul-Ehsan Scotland. The procession has proven a historical moment for Scotland, and its...
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01
MAY
2018

Imam Hussain Blood Donation Drive April 2018

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Thank you to all those who donated blood as part of Edinburgh’s (2-day) blood drive organised by the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society in partnership with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) and Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign (IHBDC). May God protect you all...
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28
APR
2018

Class of Christian student leaders

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Ameed Versace, SABS Engagement Officer, was delighted to have spoken to young Christian student leaders of the Free Church of Scotland. Ameed spoke about his experiences as a Shia Muslim in Scotland and answered questions in an insightful session together.
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25
APR
2018

Unsung Women of Faith Event – the Inspirational Role of Bint Al Huda

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Ishrat, SABS vice chairwoman, spoke at an EIFA programme looking at women of faith in scripture and the recent history of faith traditions. At the Unsung Women of Faith event, the inspirational role of Bint Al Huda was discussed, her life’s work, and her role as a scholar...
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19
APR
2018

Faith Leaders seek Climate Action

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18 Apr 2018 – Ameed Versace of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was delighted to have spoken at a Parliamentary Reception on Scotland’s faith communities and the Climate Change Bill, hosted by Claire Baker MSP in Dynamic Earth. The event saw faith leaders being united in...
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01
APR
2018

Imam Ali School Birthday Celebration

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Pupils at the SABS School remembered today the birth of our 1st Holy Imām, Imām ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib (ع) and celebrated with classmates on this auspicious occasion.
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30
MAR
2018

Young Enterprise Lothian Awards

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Congratulations to our Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) Youth’s media officer Adeel Hussain, who represented George Watson’s College, on winning best IT director for his team at the Young Enterprise Lothian Awards. Picture album: CLICK HERE WINNER!! Best IT...
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26
MAR
2018

Rutherglen United Reformed Church Open Day

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was delighted to have been given the opportunity to hold a charity stall at Rutherglen United Reformed Church in promotion of social work and blood donation. It was a pleasure to have been a part of the very lively and busy open day. Our thanks...
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25
MAR
2018

Sadaqa Day 2018

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As part of Sadaqa day, a campaign to promote charitable giving and social action, the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Youth Committee undertook two separate activities. Some youth members involved themselves in providing some help to Mr Bashir, a man of great dedication and...
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25
MAR
2018

National Day of Pakistan Reception 2018

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It was a privilege to have participated at the Secretary of State for Scotland the Rt. Hon. David Mundell MP’s Reception for the National Day of Pakistan held at the Scotland Office in Edinburgh.
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17
MAR
2018

School birthday celebration

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A fun day at SABS’ children’s school as we celebrate the upcoming birth of the 5th Infallible Imam al-Baqir (ع) and also the birthday of one of our pupils!
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11
MAR
2018

MAR 2018 Blood Donation

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Well done to members at Islamic Society of Edinburgh University for participating in the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign Scotland and donating blood to save lives.
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07
MAR
2018

International Symposium on Multicultural Societies, Ethnoreligious Conflicts & Hate Speech

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Organised by the University of Strathclyde, Business School and Istanbul Şehir University in partnership with the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) and Sponsored by the British Academy. ‘Ethnoreligious conflicts, hate speech, and racism threaten peaceful and mutually...
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03
MAR
2018

Brussels European Parliament

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Sayed Razawi, Director-General of SABS, spoke in Brussels at the European Parliament as part of a seminar on Challenges to Freedom of Conscience and Religion in Europe organised by the International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberties. The discussions put in hand...
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01
MAR
2018

Pause for Reflection at the Edinburgh City Chambers

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Sayed Razawi, Director-General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, was delighted to have given a Pause for Reflection at the Edinburgh City Chambers. On the most generous invitation of Frank Ross, The Rt Hon Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh, Imam Razawi...
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01
MAR
2018

The Days of Fatima

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Scotland – al-Ayyam al-Fatimiyya 1439 / 2018 – in remembrance of the Lady of Light (Peace be upon Her) with SABS Director General, Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi We would like to thank all the brothers/sisters in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee for organising these educational...
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20
FEB
2018

Chinese New Year 2018

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society were happy to have been a part of a gathering that deepened understanding with members of the Chinese Community as they celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Kut O Benevolent Society organised the meeting as both a celebration and the 19th...
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17
FEB
2018

Meeting for the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders to Prevent Incitement to Violence at the United Nations in Vienna

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Meeting for the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders to Prevent Incitement to Violence at the United Nations in Vienna from 13-15 Feb 2018. Imam Razawi brought together a delegation of Shia religious and civic actors to contribute to the discussion on models of reconciliation and...
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13
FEB
2018

Homelessness and Community Cohesion – A Dinner Event

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Youth Committee held its first seminal event of the Year of Young People, with the support of the One City Trust. On Monday 12th February at the Edinburgh City Chambers, a Dinner of Togetherness and Inclusion centred around the theme of...
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06
FEB
2018

Islam in the West Part 1/3

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society Youth Committee organised the first of a 3-part series of community seminars on the theme of ‘Islam in the West’. The first was given by the teacher and scholar Sheikh Mohamed Kassam’Ali on the Fiqh (jurisprudence) of Social...
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06
FEB
2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society is delighted to be celebrating Safer Internet Day today! Find out how you can get involved in #SID2018 and see all the resources at saferinternetday.org.uk. “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”...
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30
JAN
2018

Scottish Episcopal Church and SABS Youth Engagement

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Young members of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow and the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Youth Committee came together for a Youth Event held at the Cathedral on Sunday 28th January. The purpose of the event was to put in hand introductions between Shia Muslims and...
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24
JAN
2018

First Minister Supports Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign Scotland

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The First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon MSP visited the Edinburgh Blood Donor Centre to thank donors and staff for their efforts, and to support the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign and the partnership between the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) and the Scottish...
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23
JAN
2018

Holocaust Memorial Day Edinburgh 2018

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‘An Evening of Remembrance’ With special guest speakers: Frank Ross, the Rt. Hon. Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh Council, Rya Ishak Idriss Malik, survivor of the Darfur Genocide and Annemarie Allan, Award winning Scottish Author. It was an honour for...
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13
JAN
2018

Promoting peace in Myanmar

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The picture (on screen) of Sayed Razawi, Director-General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, meeting His Holiness the Pope was publicly broadcast by the Myanmar bishops at the Papal mass in Yangon in November to promote peace and dialogue. We are thankful to see the fruits of...
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25
DEC
2017

SABS Christmas Visitations 2017

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SABS Christmas Visitations 2017 At this time, Christians across the world remember the birth of the Messiah Jesus Christ, may Peace and Blessings be upon him; one who was strengthened by the Holy Spirit. Muslims too recount the sacred teachings of this exalted Prophet. The...
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22
DEC
2017

Holy Injil Luke book launch

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was invited by the Rev Duncan Peters of the Free Church of Scotland to a Christmas Mehfil and the book launch of his newly published ‘Holy Injil Luke’. It was an honour for Shabir to have given a reading from the book, and to have contributed where...
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21
DEC
2017

Bake off for Festive Celebrations

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SABS was honoured to be guests at a festive afternoon and Christmas bake off in the spirit of partnerships made over the course of this past year past and earlier still
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21
DEC
2017

Roses at the Scottish Parliament: Sharing in Hope 2017

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Members of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society engaged in a ‘Roses for Peace’ project with all Members of The Scottish Parliament including leaders across parties to promote goodwill and peace this holiday season. Each MSP was personally gifted a rose and greetings in...
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18
DEC
2017

Carols For Peace 2017 with Glasgow Churches Together

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It was a privilege to have been invited to the Carols for Peace 2017 event organised by Glasgow Churches Together and Glasgow City Council. Wishing all our good friends, The Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost Councillor Eva Bolander, representatives of Glasgow Churches Together, The St...
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10
DEC
2017

The Children’s Blessing and Lighting of the Tree service

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s chairman Shabir Beg and Patron Ernesto Esposito were honoured to have presented certificates to all the children at the Children’s Blessing and Lighting of the Tree service at Cathcart Old Parish Church. The service was given by the...
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10
DEC
2017

Social Bite Sleep in the Park Campaign

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was delighted to have supported Social Bite’s ground-breaking Sleep in the Park campaign by encouraging Muslims and people across the country to contribute to effect a sweeping blow against homelessness, its causes and consequences.   Thousands of...
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10
DEC
2017

UN House Charity Dinner 2017

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It was a pleasure to have met with friends and supporters of SABS at the UN House Scotland’s first charity dinner, and to have had the opportunity to engage with a number of esteemed guests. Congratulations to the UN House Scotland, in particular Dr Gari Donn, Executive...
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08
DEC
2017

Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by Susan Wilson

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SABS was honoured to have shared in a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Susan Wilson, Principal Officer at the US Consulate-General in Edinburgh, with other faith and community leaders from across Scotland to celebrate Inter-Faith Week 2017.
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06
DEC
2017

New prayer room at St Marys University

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‘Shoulder to shoulder’: In a powerful sign of interfaith cooperation, Cardinal Vincent Nichols and three leading Muslim clerics, including Sayed Razawi, Director-General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, joined together to launch a new Muslim certificate in...
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04
DEC
2017

Hampden Conga 2017

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was delighted to have supported and participated in the Third Annual St Andrew’s Day Hampden Conga event organised by our good friend and partner, Church of Scotland​ Minister the Rev Neil Galbraith, founder of aid charity Glasgow the Caring City​,...
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27
NOV
2017

The Gift of the St Andrew

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Members of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society took part in an Interfaith service at Cathcart Old Parish Church that will be held in memory for a long time to come. The service led by the Rev. John Spiers contained reflections on St Andrew and teachings that people of all faiths no...
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25
NOV
2017

Intrafaith in Canada: Western Muslims and Social Justice

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SABS Director-General Sh Sayed Razawi was delighted to have been invited to speak at the Winnipeg Grand Mosque in Canada as part of an evening event in which Imams from the Sunni and Shia traditions discussed Islam and social justice. The Intra-faith event took place in...
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25
NOV
2017

Islamic Interventions for mental health and well-being

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18/11/17 – We were delighted to invite Br Gulamabbas Lakha BA, PGDip, MA, MPhil, MSc, CFA of Oxford University to lecture our SABS pupils and community members on the role of supplication in faith and well-being and how to connect with the 12th Imam. This lecture was a part...
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24
NOV
2017

Sleep in the Park Campaign

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SABS supporting Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park campaign a movement to end homelessness in Scotland. “Faiths of all kinds share a humanitarian concern for all peoples. This project is commended as a way for everyone of us to help realise a universal right; that...
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17
NOV
2017

Culture and Filial Piety Interfaith event

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16/11/17 – Br Asif Sheikh, the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Interfaith Strategic Coordinator, was delighted to have spoken as a Muslim representative alongside other faith representatives as part of the Scottish Interfaith Week 2017. The discussions were truly insightful and...
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15
NOV
2017

Edinburgh Theological Seminary Class Discussion

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SABS was honoured to have spoken to students of Ministry on the 7th Nov 2017  at the Edinburgh Theological Seminary upon the gracious invitation of the Rev Duncan Peters. Ishrat Hussnain, SABS vice-chairwoman, and Ali Hussnain, SABS youth strategic director, spoke to future...
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15
NOV
2017

Our Story project by EIFA

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A huge congratulations to Carrie Alderton from EIFA for the official opening of ‘Our Story’, an exhibition celebrating the diversity of Edinburgh, and the interconnected history of its many faith communities. Councillor Donald Wilson, Convenor of Culture and Communities at...
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14
NOV
2017

Religious Leaders Faith Representatives Meeting Edinburgh 2017

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Members of SABS at the Religious Leaders and Faith Representatives Conference 2017 on Tuesday 14th November held in the Edinburgh City Chambers. A stimulating and distinguished conference which was attended by leaders from across faiths.  
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14
NOV
2017

Breaking Barriers Scriptural Reasoning

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12/11/17 – We were delighted to have had SABS Engagements Strategic Coordinator, Mr Ameed Versace speak at the Breaking Barriers Scriptural Reasoning event on Sunday at St Columba’s Church. Ameed presented the Quranic passage 2:172-173, and other speakers presented...
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13
NOV
2017

Remembrance Sunday 2017

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Edinburgh – City Chambers: Mr Ifty Ali, Vice-Chair of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society on Remembrance Sunday along with the First Minister and Interfaith delegates. Glasgow – Mr Ali Hussnain, Strategic Youth Director of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society at Cathcart Old Parish...
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10
NOV
2017

Blood Campaign 2017

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The Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign Scotland which has been running in Edinburgh for 3 weeks has now come to a close. We thank the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service for working with us on this project and for their insurmountable efforts in the last 5 years over...
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07
NOV
2017

Interfaith Summit 2017

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Interfaith Summit 2017 with the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP. The round table meeting saw faith leaders and key community representatives come together in a meeting with the Head of the Sottish Government to discuss interfaith engagement and community cohesion....
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06
NOV
2017

SABS and Edinburgh Direct Aid

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05-11-17 – A large-scale collection of donations from the Shi’a community of Edinburgh was undertaken by the SABS Youth Committee (headed by Sr Ismat) as we approach the Sacred period of Arbaeen. Clothing, toiletries, and cash donations were among goods collected for...
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28
OCT
2017

Faith and Fellowship with United Reformed Church Synod of Scotland

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Sharing an evening of Faith and Fellowship The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was delighted to have organised with the United Reformed Church Synod of Scotland, the nation’s first dialogue event between members of the Shia Muslim community and members of the United Reformed Church....
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19
OCT
2017

Archbishop Conti Reception 2017

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18/10/17 – Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) at this years reception organised by the Most Reverend Mario J. Conti, Emeritus Archbishop of Glasgow, Chair of the Committee for Inter-religious Dialogue of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland.
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11
OCT
2017

Catholic Muslim Dialogue Minnesota

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Catholic / Muslim Dialogue at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, United States Shaykh Sayed Ali Abass Razawi​, Director-General and Chief Imam of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society​ with Professor Bernard Brady and Professor Odeh Muhawesh Discussions touched on Imam Alī ib...
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09
OCT
2017

Ecumenical Service at St Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Newlands

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08/10/17 – It was a pleasure for SABS to have participated in the Service at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Newlands to celebrate the visit to Glasgow of our good friend, the Right Rev Dr Derek Browning, Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland...
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03
OCT
2017

Muharram 2017 communal events and gatherings

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Muharram 2017/1439 communal events and gatherings in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The community commemorates Imam Hussain’s (ع) sacrifice and the lofty ideals he upheld during the first 10 nights of the Islamic month of Muharram.
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30
SEP
2017

Meeting with the First Minister

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Meeting with the First Minister In a deeply meaningful meeting at the Scottish Parliament, members of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society—including its Director-General Sayed Razawi—spoke with the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, about the current state of affairs...
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30
SEP
2017

Anthony Nolan Reception 2017

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was honoured to show its continued support of Anthony Nolan at their reception in The Scottish Parliament on the 27th September. At the evening reception, partners of the organisation from across various sectors and industries gathered to celebrate...
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30
SEP
2017

Interfaith Dinner hosted by Moderator

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22/09/17 – Interfaith dinner, hosted in Edinburgh by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly, who’s theme was Hospitality. With leaders from Christian and Muslim groups attending the dinner there was plenty of hope and respect for the future.
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06
SEP
2017

Show Racism the Red Card at Westminster

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05/09/17 – The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society attended the launch and meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Show Racism the Red Card at Westminster. It was a delight to support the educational charity whose work continues to be of vital importance, and our...
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02
SEP
2017

Kirking of the East Renfrewshire Council

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27/08/17 – It was a pleasure to have participated in the Service for the Kirking of the East Renfrewshire Council. The service was conducted at St Aidan’s Scottish Episcopal Church Clarkston by our gracious friend the Rev Canon Dr Nicholas Taylor.
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22
AUG
2017

Faith in Older People’s Conversation – Just Festival

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16/08/17 – Br Asif Sheikh, the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Interfaith Strategic Coordinator, was delighted to have spoken as a Muslim representative alongside Christian and Jewish speakers as part of the Faith in Older People’s Conversation in the Just...
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21
AUG
2017

20th Year of Ordination Rev Liz Robertson

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20/08/17 – A privilege to have been invited to share in a service to mark the 20th year of ordination of Rev Liz Robertson as minister of Ladywell Parish Church Stirling.
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12
AUG
2017

SPMA Eid Dinner 2017

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The esteemed organisers of the Eid function from the Scottish Police Muslim Association (SPMA) have our gratitude for their cordially inviting us to their annual eid dinner and for creating such a grand platform on which Scottish Muslims came together with members of governmental...
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10
AUG
2017

Al-Hayy Mosque Orlando

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SABS Director-General Sayed Razawi was invited to speak at one of the most intricately designed Shia Mosques in the western world, the Al-Hayy Mosque in Orlando, Florida. A host of leaders, clerics, diplomats, local politicians and community members were present for a spiritually...
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30
JUL
2017

SABS Interfaith & Ecumenical Eid Dinner 2017

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28/07/17 – The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, with the boons of the Most High and Ever-Gracious, held a fellowship banquet at the Royal Over-Seas League in commemoration of Eid al-Fitr, occasioned by the end of Ramadhan a month ago. It is the etiquette of the Holy Prophet [s]...
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05
JUL
2017

Westminster and Downing Street

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Director-General Sayed Razawi and Chairman Shabir Beg were pleased to have met and engaged with Scottish Parliamentarians at Westminster on Monday. The discussions revolved around the future of Scotland and the contributions of the Scottish...
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03
JUL
2017

4th Annual Unity Eid Dinner 2017

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02/07/17 – Our earnest gratitude extends to the Noble `Ulema, Scholars, community leaders, and eminent guests from across the cities of Scotland for participating in Sunday’s Commemoratory Eid Dinner wherein we celebrated the sacramental Blessings and Grace of the Almighty...
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29
JUN
2017

Westminster Abbey, St Margaret’s Church

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28/06/17 – Westminster Abbey, St Margaret’s Church. Imam Razawi, Director-General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, joined The Archbishop of Canterbury and faith representatives as the Archbishop lead prayers for those serving our nation and reminded them of their...
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29
JUN
2017

Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU Reception event

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28/06/17 – His Excellency the High Commissioner of Malta, Norman Hamilton talks about the Maltese Presidency of the European Union — at The Scottish Parliament. Event sponsored by Joan McAlpine MSP,  Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee (Convener) and...
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27
JUN
2017

Eid Message from DG

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Eid Message from the Director General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society
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23
JUN
2017

UMAA The Conference of Zahra 2017

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UMAA 2017 | Workshop | Interfaith Activism presented in conjunction with Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society This interactive workshop will allow attendees to discuss practical ways of developing sustainable, long-standing interfaith initiatives with individuals who have extensive...
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22
JUN
2017

Grenfell Tower Emergency Aid

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was delighted to have worked with Glasgow the Caring City to deliver a truck load of aid, comprising 21 pallets, to those affected by the Grenfell fire. Our great many thanks to the Glasgow business community, The World Federation o...
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18
JUN
2017

Shaykh Mohamed Kassamali Ramadhan 1438

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Shaykh Mohamed Kassamali, Interfaith Chair of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, lecturing this year in Saint-Denis, Réunion over the course of the Holy Month of Ramadhan.  
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16
JUN
2017

Iftar at Cathcart Old Parish Church

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15/06/2017 – The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society and Cathcart Old Parish Church shared in a unique Iftar event which brought together Muslims, across denominations, and Christians over the meal of Fast-breaking. The company was very pleasant and the gathering was one of...
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13
JUN
2017

Unity Iftar with Dar Ul Ehsan

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(11/06/17) – The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society shared in breaking the Fast in a Unity Iftar with Dar Ul Ehsan in Glasgow. The gathering was one of Ibadah (worship) and fellowship in this blessed month of Fasting and Rememberance. Muslims came together, of different...
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13
JUN
2017

Celebrating Iftar together

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06/06/17 – Director-General Imam Razawi at the London Iftar at The Savoy Hotel London. Bringing together various faith communities and a diverse and wonderful group of people for the breaking of the Fast. Demonstrating the unity that binds us together despite the trying times...
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13
JUN
2017

The Installation of Canons, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow

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04/06/17 – The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was honoured to have been invited to the Service of the Installation of Canons at St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, wherein were installed three new Canons of the Cathedral: the Rev Cedric Blakey, the Rev Prof David Jasper, and the Rev...
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13
JUN
2017

SABS Statement of Condolence London

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Statement of Condolence and Solidarity: London Attacks 05/06/17 *** Once again we find ourselves pained, once again our nation feels collective hurt for yet another unforgivable and horrific attack that has been carried out against innocents in the City of London. We stand with...
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13
JUN
2017

Cathcart Old Parish Manchester Memorial Service

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28/05/17 – Remembering Manchester ‘United We Stand’ The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society were a party to the solemn and deeply important memorial service held at Cathcart Old Parish Church for the victims of the recent attack in Manchester. The gathering fortified solidarity against...
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13
JUN
2017

SABS Statement of Condolence Manchester

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22/05/17 – Manchester – We are deeply saddened by news of the tragic and brutal attack in Manchester due to which a great many people have lost their lives, and many more have been injured. We condemn this despicable and cowardly attack; it is truly unforgivable and unjustifiable...
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13
JUN
2017

SABS – Blood Donation Campaign – April 2017

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27/29 April 2017 – We would like to thank and applaud all those who donated blood as part of Edinburgh’s (2-day) blood drive organised by ourselves in partnership with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) and Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign (IHBDC). God...
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13
JUN
2017

His Holiness Pope Francis dialogue with British Muslim Imams

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Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Director-General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, and three other Senior Muslim Leaders meet with His Holiness, Pope Francis, in Vatican City. In a historic engagement at the Vatican, Sayed Razawi and three other Muslim leaders were honoured to have had...
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13
JUN
2017

Exodus A Modern Phenomenon

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society held its premier event at The Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 15th March in association with the European Commission, the United Nations Association Edinburgh (UNAE), and the UN House Scotland. Titled “Exodus – A Modern Phenomenon”, the momentous...
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13
JUN
2017

Voluntary Emergency Response Event

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18/03/17 – It was a privilege to have participated in the Voluntary Emergency Service’s event at Cathcart Old Parish Church, organised and hosted by our partner: Glasgow The Caring City. Members and representation from the voluntary emergency services attended to display their...
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13
JUN
2017

SABS-SNBTS National Minority Blood Donation Campaign in Glasgow

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SABS-SNBTS National Minority Blood Donation Campaign in Glasgow, 20/02/17 Following its milestone launch in Edinburgh with the support of the city’s Lord Provost, Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s national campaign, in partnership with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service,...
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13
JUN
2017

Vatican City- Cementing Friendships

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Vatican City – 16/02/17 Cementing Friendships, taking steps towards fortifying fellowship, with the view of celebrating diversity and working towards social cohesion and the prosperity of society. (Left) The Right Reverend, Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby, Director General...
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13
JUN
2017

His Grace Archbishop Bernadito Auza – Edinburgh

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It was a privilege for the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, and its Director-General and Chief Imam, Sayed Razawi, to have been invited to an address given by His Grace, Archbishop Bernadito Auza, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. In attendance were senior...
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13
JUN
2017

Community Dinner – Edinburgh

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05/02/17 – SABS Director-General Sayed Razawi was truly touched to have had the opportunity of hosting Edinburgh Shi’a community leaders for dinner in what was an occasion of warmth, brotherhood, and a dialogue that strengthened the bonds of fellowship we share as we look...
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13
JUN
2017

SABS Youth Lecture – Spirituality

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05/02/17 – SABS Director-General and Chief Imam Sayed Razawi in Edinburgh speaking to the community on the topic of spirituality; understanding it and the importance of nurturing it within us. The event was organised, coordinated and hosted by SABS’ Youth Committee. The turn out...
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13
JUN
2017

How Distant is God?

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A huge congratulations to the Dundee University The Muslim Message Society for organising a captivating and highly educational interfaith event on the topic ‘How Distant is God?’, at which our Director-General and Chief Imam Sayed Razawi spoke, along with Dr Andy Bannister. It...
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13
JUN
2017

Shared Vision – Your Decision – Islamophobia Edinburgh project

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‘Shared Vision – Your Decision’ The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society Youth Committee was delighted to have forwarded two project proposals at the launch of Police Scotland, from the Edinburgh Police Division, and The City of Edinburgh Council‘s ‘Shared Vision – Your Decision’...
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13
JUN
2017

Holocaust Memorial Day Edinburgh 2017

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‘An Evening of Remembrance’ With special guest speakers: Umutesi Stewart, survivor of the Rwandan genocide and Saskia Tepe, daughter of Brigitte Langer, survivor of the Holocaust. It was an honour for the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society to have upheld the common duty to fundamental...
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13
JUN
2017

SABS – SNBTS Minority Blood Donation Campaign Launch – Edinburgh

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s national campaign, in partnership with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, was launched in the Edinburgh City Chambers with the support of the Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, The Rt. Hon. Donald Wilson, to...
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13
JUN
2017

Service Marking the Epiphany

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It was an educational experience for SABS to have been present at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, in a service for the Epiphany by our friend The Rev Canon Cedric Blakey. The service expounded on Christian tenets and the story of the arrival of the Magi in Bethlehem;...
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13
JUN
2017

Visit to CHAS Rachel House Hospice

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society is pleased to work in partnership with the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) as part of our national healthcare engagement strategy. CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young...
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13
JUN
2017

SABS Christmas Visitations 2016

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SABS Christmas Visitations 2016 Our warm wishes extend to all who are celebrating Christmas. At this time where the birth of Jesus the Son of Mary is remembered, revered and loved by both Christians and Muslims, Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society came together with Christian...
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13
JUN
2017

Roses at the Scottish Parliament: Sharing in Hope 2016

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Members of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society engaged with all 129 Members of The Scottish Parliament including leaders across parties, and their offices advance of the holiday season’s recess in an enterprise promoting goodwill and peace. Each of the MSPs were specially handed a...
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13
JUN
2017

Hampden Conga 2016

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was delighted to have supported and participated in The second annual Hampden Conga event organised by our good friend and partner, Church of Scotland Minister Rev Neil Galbraith, founder of aid charity Glasgow the Caring City, at Hampden Park. The...
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13
JUN
2017

Interfaith Dialogue in Canada

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Interfaith Dialogues on Divine Mercy and Spirituality in the 21st Century. The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Director-General Sayed Ali Abass Razawi spoke alongside the esteemed Dr. Harry J. Huebner, CMU Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Theology and the Director of...
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13
JUN
2017

Remembrance Sunday 2016

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Edinburgh – City Chambers: Mr Ifty Ali, Vice-Chair of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, and Mr Ali Hussnain, Strategic Youth Director of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, on Remembrance Sunday along with the First Minister and Interfaith delegates. Glasgow – Mr Shabir Beg, Chairman...
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13
JUN
2017

SNBTS Glasgow Blood Donor Awards 2016

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It was a great honour for Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) Vice-Chairman Ifty Ali to have been given the opportunity to speak as guest speaker at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS’) Donor Award Ceremony 2016 at the Glasgow City Chambers. All attendees...
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13
JUN
2017

Interfaith Summit 2016

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Interfaith Summit 2016 with the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP. The round table meeting saw faith leaders and key community representatives come together in a meeting with the Head of the Sottish Government to discuss interfaith engagement and community cohesion....
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13
JUN
2017

Blood Donation Campaign Media Shoot 2016

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A huge thank you to all our honorable guests for supporting the current SABS blood donation campaign media shoot at the SNBTS’ Blood Donor Centre on Wed 02 Nov 2016, and making it the success that it was. The event projected the important message of blood donation across faith...
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13
JUN
2017

Cemetery work

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SABS Youth undertaking its continuing community service initiative maintaining and cleaning the Milton Road Cemetery. The work is led by a passionate and dedicated community member, Bashir Ahmed, who with great selflessness, sacrifice, and strength of resolve, tends to the...
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13
JUN
2017

Blood Campaign 2016

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SABS – Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign (Scotland) (26/10/16- 05/11/16) – Edinburgh We would like to thank and applaud all those who donated blood as part of Edinburgh’s blood drives organised by ourselves in partnership with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service...
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13
JUN
2017

Muharram 2016 communal events and gatherings

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Muharram 2016/1438 communal events and gatherings in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The community commemorates Imam Hussain’s (ع) sacrifice and the lofty ideals he upheld during the first 10 nights of the Islamic month of Muharram.  
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13
JUN
2017

Imam Hussain Procession 2016

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The Annual Imam Hussain Procession – Edinburgh (09/10/16) and Glasgow (12/10/2016). Communities commemorate Imam Hussain’s (a) message for humanity in Edinburgh and Glasgow: a universal message of peace, social justice and equality. Glasgow’s procession attended by over two...
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13
JUN
2017

Quranic Tafseer Class

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society is pleased to announce the beginning of its Quranic Tafseer class. The classes, taken by the teacher and mentor Sheikh Muhammad Kassam’Ali, shall serve to re-enliven one’s relationship with the Holy Book that it may be discovered as something...
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13
JUN
2017

Archbishop Conti Reception 2016

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Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) at this years reception organised by the Most Reverend Mario J. Conti, Emeritus Archbishop of Glasgow, Chair of the Committee for Inter-religious Dialogue of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland.  
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13
JUN
2017

Missing Type Motion

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) partnered with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) in its international campaign; a life-changing and life-saving movement globally awakening humanity’s spirit of giving and helping endow the precious gift of life to...
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2017

Police Scotland engagement with School

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The pupils of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society‘s children’s school thoroughly enjoyed a creative and engaging day with PC Kris O’Donnell of Police Scotland. The younger pupils were taken through a series of fun-filled activities and exercises regarding what they know of the...
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2017

First Aid Training Session

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In recognition of the growing concerns that too few today are adept at the use of basic first aid techniques, particularly from BME communities, Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society‘s Youth Committee arranged a training session to equip members with essential first aid skills. The event...
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2017

EIFA Interfaith Peace Service 2016

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International Day of Peace, Interfaith Peace Service 2016, at Edinburgh Annandale Mosque, with contributions from leaders and representatives from many of the world’s faiths organised by the Edinburgh Inter Faith Association. The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society Vice-Chairman Ifty Ali...
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2017

Christians and the Muhammadan Covenants

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society held a seminal conference, in the truly magnificent setting that was the Trades House of Glasgow, on Monday the 19th September 2016. In continually seeking to actualise within Scotland the lofty ideals of benevolence, peace, and wisdom, the event...
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2017

Interfaith Talk on Moderatorial Year

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It was a privilege to have the Very Rev John Chalmers, Honorary Chaplain to the Queen and Principal Clerk to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, give a talk on his year as Moderator to members of both the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society‘s Youth Committee and its Women’s...
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2017

Senior Faith Leaders Refugee Initiative

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Director-General and Chief Imam of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, speaking at a gathering of the UK’s Senior Faith Leaders on 12/09/16. The gathering formally reiterates the demands made in an open letter to the Prime Minister urging the Government to...
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2017

Anthony Nolan Reception 2016

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was honoured to show its continued support of Anthony Nolan at their reception in The Scottish Parliament on the 7th September. At the evening reception, partners of the organisation from across various sectors and industries gathered to celebrate...
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2017

High-Level PRC Visit

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Our gratitude is proffered to those present at the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s high-level visit to Scotland’s only Personnel Recovery Centre, where we obtained grounding in the work the centre does, and learned of the comprehensive welfare, medical, educational and resettlement...
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2017

Childrens Eid Outing 2016

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Happy faces, and lovely weather(!), at the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s family Eid outing to East Links Family Park, 28/08/16. Knowing that the event was thoroughly enjoyed by all is a delight. Everyone partook in the fun and amusements, and we could not have wished for better...
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2017

SPMA Eid Dinner 2016

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Scottish Police Muslim Association’s Annual Eid Dinner 2016 The esteemed organisers of the Eid function from the Scottish Police Muslim Association (SPMA) have our gratitude for their cordially inviting us to their annual eid dinner and for creating such a grand platform on which...
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2017

Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq by Shaykh Ayub Rashid

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Alhamdulillah, by the Grace of the Almighty, last Sunday saw another hugely successful communal event organised by the Youth Committee of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society. The event comprised an inspiring lecture by the renowned scholar and speaker Shaykh Ayyub Rashid on the life...
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2017

Polmadie Fire Station’s 30th Anniversary Open Day

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Today’s 30 Years Anniversary Celebration and Open Day at the Polmadie Fire Station proved to be a fantastic, entertaining, and fun-filled event for thousands of community members from the Southside of Glasgow and beyond. The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society ran a stall as part of the...
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2017

Press Release Father Jacques Hamel

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(26/07/16) – The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society is deeply pained and anguished following the news of the killing of Father Jacques Hamel who was mercilessly assassinated during morning Mass in Northern France. We fundamentally condemn the attack and the attackers in the strongest...
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2017

Commemoration for Srebrenica Memorial Day

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It was a venerable honour for the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society to have been present and to have lit a candle at Remembering Srebrenica’s Solemn Commemoration for Srebrenica Memorial Day held at Cathcart Old Parish Church, Glasgow and hosted by the Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood. Tribute...
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2017

Cross-Denominational Fellowship

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Following the fraternity demonstrated at Sunday’s Eid dinner in Scotland, the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society is pleased to recognise how heartening it was for cross-denominational Muslim leaders, including our Director-General Sayed Ali Abass Razawi, come together in fellowship and...
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2017

3rd Annual Unity Eid Dinner 2016

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The earnest gratitude of our Director-General Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi extends to the Noble `Ulema–Scholars–and eminent guests from across the cities of Scotland for participating in Sunday’s Commemoratory Eid Dinner wherein we celebrated the sacramental Blessings and Grace of the...
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2017

Eid Gifts to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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Eid Gifts to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: a SABS Youth Committee City-wide scheme in association with Edinburgh Direct Aid. During the week-long programme in the final days of the month of Ramadan, the SABS Youth Committee coordinated a communal collection of goods and items from...
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2017

21 Gun Royal Salute 2016

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The Royal Ecclesiastical 21-Gun Salute at Edinburgh Castle. The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society regards with esteem the privilege it was to have been invited to the 21-gun salute marking the arrival of HM The Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It notably fostered invaluable...
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2017

Interactive youth programme

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) Youth Committee organised an interactive youth programme for educational enrichment that proved both enjoyable and enlightening with Shaykh Hassanain Aleem Mir for the close of the Month of Ramadan. Our many thanks extend to Shaykh Mir.  
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2017

SABS Statement of Condolence Baghdad and Istanbul

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SABS Statement of Condolence Following the Tragic Attacks in Baghdad and Istanbul 03/07/2016 With all across the World, we share in grief, sorrow, and tears following the recent tragic terrorist massacre in Istanbul, Turkey and today’s devastating attacks Baghdad, Iraq. May the...
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2017

Service on The Fast and Prayer for Peace 2016

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(26/06/16) In commemoration of the Auspicious Month of Ramadhan, the religious ordinance of The Fast brought together Christians and Muslims in engagement and prayer for peace, faithfulness, adherence to charity, and constancy in virtue and works for humanity. Following the...
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2017

Inauguration Ceremony of Scottish Fujian Chambers of Commerce

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It was a great pleasure for the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society to have been invited to participate at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Scottish Fujian Chambers of Commerce, celebrating the bridges and links of friendship that exist between Scotland and China, specifically through the...
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2017

Iftaar 2016

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Iftaar (fast-breaking) programme for members of the Shia Muslim community in Edinburgh. The Observance of the Fast spiritually disciplines and purifies one’s body and soul, and the breaking of the Fast is the bestowal of the sustenance of the...
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2017

Meeting with Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was honoured to have had a historic meeting with a humanitarian, spiritual guru and founder of The Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, during his visit to Scotland. A profound and touching discussion ensued concerning the role of our faiths in...
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2017

Humanitarian work in Iraq

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society surveying a village in Iraq, and providing what we could towards relief efforts for the poor and destitute. Another deep-seated reminder of the need for humanitarian work, and the obligation we all have to alleviate the world of inequality,...
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2017

Historic meetings Iraq

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Sacred Pilgrimage in Iraq. The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society were truly blessed to undertake a historic pilgrimage to the Sacred Lands in Iraq and meet with leading figures of the global Shi’a Muslims, inc His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Bashir an-Najafi along with other prominent...
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2017

The Big Iftar UK

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SABS Director General Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi a part of the great Iftar event organised by Alyth Synagogue. It was a wonderful evening of friendship and hospitality at Alyth Synagogue, Golders Green, London. Included a shared learning session about Maghrib and Ma’ariv prayers. A...
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2017

Interfaith Service and Celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday

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It was a privilege for the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society to have been afforded the great honour of having participated in Cathcart Old Parish Church‘s Interfaith Service and Celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday. The service truly highlighted the strength of the interfaith...
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2017

Visit to Srebrenica

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Sarajevo, Bosnia. United we stand. SABS Director General Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi’s visit to Bosnia. After an emotional visitation to Srebrenica and having witnessed the remains of genocide, cross denominational and religious representatives stand together in saying “no ...
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2017

Inaugural Unity Peace Walk Glasgow

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Under the direction, guidance and support of our Director-General Sheikh Sayed Ali Abass Razawi, the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was absolutely privileged to have been partners at the first inaugural Peace Walk and Dhikr gathering in Glasgow, with Khadman-e-Dar-ul-Ehsan, as part...
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JUN
2017

Interfaith Visit to HMS Bulwark

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It was a great privilege, and made for an intriguing event that brought together those of different faiths, for the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society to have had the honour of an invitation to visit the Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark, and to have engaged with the Commanding Officer a...
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JUN
2017

Children’s Imam Mahdi Day

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Imam Mahdi [ع] Day at the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Children’s School, 21/05/16 The pupils at the school participated in a day full of fun activities, creative tasks, and gave excellent short presentations to their peers. The day was centered around the theme of Imam Mahd...
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2017

95th Boys Brigade Award Service

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It was a privilege for the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society to have participated in the 95th Boys Brigade Award Service at the Cathcart Old Parish Church, and humbling that our chairman was afforded the kind honour to give out awards to members of the Brigade. It was an incredible...
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2017

SABS STATEMENT of Condolence and Solidarity

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SABS STATEMENT of Condolence and Solidarity By Shabir Beg, Chairman, Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) We are deeply saddened by news of the three tragic terrorist attacks carried out by Daesh around Baghdad, Iraq, due to which a great many innocents, women and children, and...
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2017

Kirking of the Scottish Parliament 2016

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In His Name, the Most High The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was privileged to have joined the newly elected MSPs and party leaders, along with guests from the diplomatic corps, senior parliamentary staff, religious leaders and cross-faith representatives, at the Kirking for the...
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2017

Scottish Shia and Sunni Muslim Alliance

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In the Name of The Lord of Muhammad and the Family of Muhammad بسم رب محمد وآل محمد The Beginnings of a Historic Scottish Shia and Sunni Muslim Alliance On Sunday the 8th of May, the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, along with leaders from the Sunni Muslim community of Scotland, came...
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2017

Lectures

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Wilayat Imam Ali ( ع ) Edinburgh – Glasgow – Dundee A series of English programmes across Scotland. In His Name, the Most High. The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s 3-day, nationwide English Lecture Series on the Wilayat of Imam Ali (ع), saw the Muslim communities of Edinburgh,...
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2017

Scottish Religious Leaders Forum 2016

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Scottish Religious Leaders’ Forum May 2016 The Director-General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society Sayed Ali Abass Razawi, and members of the SABS executive committee, were privileged to have participated at Interfaith Scotland‘s biannual Scottish Religious Leaders’ Forum on the...
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2017

Sacred Pilgrimage Iraq

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The Flag of Peace, Unity & Hope: Story of The Saltire.. The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society were blessed to undertake a historic pilgrimage to the Sacred Lands in Iraq, and visited the graves of Imam Ali, Imam Hussain, and other Holy Imams from the Family of the Prophet Muhammad,...
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2017

Hate Crime Conference 2016

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It was a privilege for the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society to have participated in the Hate Crime conference (22/03/16) – organised jointly by Police Scotland and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. The conference was attended by The Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon First Minister...
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12
JUN
2017

EU Integration Faith And Diversity In Scotland Event

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“EU Integration, Faith and Diversity in Scotland: A Shia Muslim Perspective” Organised by the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society and Sponsored by Bill Kidd MSP, Chief Whip to The Scottish Government at The Scottish Parliament. An unprecedented and key juncture within the engagement of...
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2017

Cross Party & Diplomatic Meetings

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January 2016 – Cross-Party, Civic and Diplomatic fellowships in service to society. The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s executive committee met with Leaders of the Scottish Political Parties, Bill Kidd MSP Chief Whip to the Scottish Government, the United Nations House Scotland,...
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2017

The Well Multi-Cultural Resource Centre Event

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society were honoured to have been invited to a reception to The Well Multi-Cultural Resource Centre on the official visit of the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rev Dr Angus Morrison. A great function where friendships were...
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2017

Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016

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Fraternal relations growing between the Chinese and Shia communities of the nation and beyond. The executive committee of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society are privileged to have shared in the festivities of the Edinburgh Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration, at the City Chambers, in...
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12
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2017

Imams and Rabbis in Calais

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08/02/2016 – Imams and Rabbis in Calais to jointly help refugees. In Calais, France, the Director-General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, Sheikh Sayed Ali Abass Razawi, along with senior Jewish and Muslim faith leaders undertake a humanitarian operation archiving the plight...
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12
JUN
2017

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 Edinburgh

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Organised by the Edinburgh Interfaith Association, it was an honour for the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society to have upheld the common duty to fundamental human rights, to have paid tribute to the victims of genocide, and to have offered a prayer by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to the...
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2017

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 Glasgow

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Engaging with Interfaith Scotland, Mukesh Kapila, and Inge Auerbachar, the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society took the opportunity to have upheld the common duty to fundamental human rights, and to have paid tribute to the victims of genocide as part of the Holocaust Memorial Week.
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12
JUN
2017

EIFA Interfaith Peace Service 2015

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International Day of Peace, Interfaith Peace Service 2015 to mark one month after the tragedy of the Paris attacks, organised by the Edinburgh Inter Faith Association and the French Consul General of Edinburgh, Emmanuel Cocher. Religious representatives came together to mark the...
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12
JUN
2017

SABS STATEMENT On The Execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

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SABS STATEMENT On The Execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Sayed Ali Abass Razawi, Director-General, Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society Release Date: 2nd January 2016 02/01/2016 Duty-bound to treat life as sacred and to uphold human rights, the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society with a heavy...
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12
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2017

Milad Un Nabi Celebrations Glasgow

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We were privileged to have been invited to a fantastic Milad event in Kabana, celebrating the birth of the Holy Prophet [s], organised by our dear Sunni brethren in Glasgow. The atmosphere was spiritually charged and demonstrated great unity and cohesion between the Muslim...
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2017

Milad un Nabi Celebrations Scotland

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Marking the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Edinburgh – Glasgow – Aberdeen (A series of unity programmes with over 10 Mosques and Centres across Scotland) In His Name, the Most High. The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s historic 3-day, nationwide Unity Series saw the...
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2017

Blood Drive 2015

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Monday, 24/11/15, saw the launch of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s annual blood donation drive in Edinburgh in partnership with the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign Scotland and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS). The transnational cause is rooted in...
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12
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2017

Christmas Multi Faith Event 2015

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An Honour for the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society‘s Chair, Mr Shabir Beg, to have participated at the 1st Advent Christmas Multi Faith, St Andrew’s Day, Service upon the invitation of the Rev. Neil Galbraith, held at the Cathcart Old Parish Church. We appreciate the warmth and...
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2017

Religious Leaders Faith Representatives Meeting Edinburgh 2015

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A pleasure for the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society‘s committee to have participated in the Edinburgh Inter Faith Associations’ Religious Leaders and Faith Representatives Meeting. The warm gathering and discussions saw all, as people of different faiths, coming together to deliberate...
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12
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2017

Care for the Environment Event 2015

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Chair of the Interfaith Scotland Board, Larry Blance, hands the Minister for the Environment, Dr. Eileen McLeod, a statement from faith communities urging ‘as strong a deal as possible at the climate change negotiations in Paris in the coming weeks’. Around 100 people came...
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12
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2017

The Women of Karbala – Sheikh Haneef

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‘THE WOMEN OF KARBALA – ETERNAL ROLE MODELS FOR HUMANITY’ – by Sheikh Ahmed Haneef Sheikh Ahmed Haneef is a world renowned lecturer and is a grassroots activist involved in the affairs of the youth, converts and oppressed peoples in North America and Africa. He attended York and...
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2017

Remembrance Sunday 2015

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Mr Shabir Beg, Chairman of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, and Mrs Ishrat Hussnain, Vice-Chair of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, on Remembrance Sunday along with the First Minister and Interfaith delegates. A time to remember, reflect, and to work for a future devoid of...
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12
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2017

Imam Hussain Awareness Project 2015

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society‘s youth committee collaborated with Pure Gym in an outstanding Who is Hussain? campaign to raise awareness of Imam Hussain (ع) and his teachings of humanity, charity and good will. Bottles of water were distributed to gym members, and the Who Is...
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12
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2017

Nostra Aetate Event 2015

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NOSTRA AETATE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMME It was a privilege for us to have the kind honour to attend the Nostra Aetate Programme for the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II Document, “Nostra Aetate : In Our Time”, on celebrating interfaith relations, deepening them and fostering...
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12
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2017

Friendships take root for services to humanity

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Friendships take root for services to humanity, along with Rev’d Cole Maynard CF, Brigadier P K Harkness MBE and Karen Ludlow.  
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2017

NHS Scotland Awards 2015

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It was an honour for our chairman Shabir Beg to have been awarded Volunteer of the Year at the NHS National Service Scotland Excellence Awards. Our many thanks go to the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service team. We shall continue to work together towards promoting the...
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12
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2017

Archbishop Conti Reception 2015

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Our Director General Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, a guest at this years reception organised by the Most Reverend Mario J. Conti, Emeritus Archbishop of Glasgow, Chair of the Committee for Inter-religious Dialogue of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland.  
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2017

Interfaith Summit 2015

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Interfaith Summit 2015 with the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP at Bute House. The round table meeting saw faith leaders and key community representatives come together in a meeting with the Head of the Sottish Government to discuss interfaith engagement and...
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12
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2017

Holy Flag of Hazrat Abbas

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The Flag of the Haram of Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas (ع) in Karbala, gifted to the Society by Shaykh Sayed Ali Abass Razawi, being held by some of our esteemed scholars including Hujjat ul Islam Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali.  
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2017

Free Church of Scotland Interfaith Event

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society in a splendid dialogue with the Rt Rev Duncan Peters and members of the Free Church of Scotland. (01/10/15)  
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12
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2017

Shia Sunni Muslim Unity

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Shia – Sunni Muslim unity pledge with followers of Sufi Barkat Ali and Pīr Habib al Hassan Gilani.  
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12
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2017

Family Outing

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Alhamdulillah, we were privileged to have organised a family outing to East Links Family Park on Sunday. We are thankful as we could not have asked for better weather. From the children to the elderly, everyone enjoyed themselves. A big thanks to East Links family park and all...
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12
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2017

The EU Family Meal Event

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Vice-Chair Ishrat, Treasurer & Executive Assistant Ali-Abbas and Youth Delegation Zainab were privileged to have attended the official opening of ‘The Family Meal – What Brings Us Together?’ photo exhibition organised by The European...
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12
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2017

Peace Conference Inverness 2015

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Chairman Shabir Beg, along with Moulana Hyder Mahmood Baig and Br Kassen Hameed (SABS Youth Delegate), were privileged to have attended, after the generous invitation of Dr Maureen Sier, Interfaith Scotland director, the Interfaith Scotland Peace...
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12
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2017

Interfaith Peace Hike 2015

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Interfaith Peace Hike, Ben Lomond, 02/08/15 It was a riveting experience and a great pleasure to have participated in an interfaith peace walk up Ben Lomond on 02/08/15 along with our friends from the faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The aim was to achieve fellowship...
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12
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2017

SABS Christian-Muslim Eid ul Fitr Celebration Dinner 2015

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Director General Shaykh Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, its chairman Mr Shabir Beg and the committee were honoured to have held an Eid ul Fitr Celebration Dinner – about which a motion has been lodged in the Scottish Parliament – to mark the end of the...
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12
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2017

Shia – Tibetan Buddhist Meeting 2015

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It was a privilege for The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Chairman Mr Shabir Beg, General Secretary Mr Azhar Husain and Treasurer & Executive Assistant Mr Ali Abbas Hussnain, to have met with the Tibetan Buddhists of the Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in what was a truly historic...
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12
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2017

Srebrenica Memorial Edinburgh 2015

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It was a venerable honour for The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Chairman Mr Shabir Beg and Vice-Chair Mr Iftkhar Ali, to have been present on 10th July at the first large-scale Scotland National Commemoration of the Srebrenica Massacre – held at the historic St Giles Cathedral...
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12
JUN
2017

Chinese Cultural Engagement

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Chinese Cultural Engagement – With Professors of Traditional Chinese Medicine The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society was honoured to have been invited by Mr Edward Tsang, Chairman of AACCEE, and Jimmy Lin, Chairman of the Fujian Association, as part of a wonderful cultural exchange with...
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12
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2017

21 Gun Royal Salute 2015

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, along with its Director General Sheikh Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Chairman Mr Shabir Beg, Vice-Chairs Mrs Ishrat Hussnain, Mr Iftkhar Ali, and Treasurer & Executive Assistant Mr Ali Abbas Hussnain, were privileged to have been invited by Reverend...
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12
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2017

Iftaar 2015

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We wish to extend our deepest thanks to all those who participated in last night’s (28/06/15) Iftaar programme at our office; we thank them for all their support and pray that Allah (swt) accepts their prayers, fasts and noble works, in this year and in every year. And a special...
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12
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2017

Anthony Nolan Event 2015

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We were proud to have been invited by Amy Bartlett, Regional Register Development Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland, as supporters of Anthony Nolan’s event held on the 17/06/15 at Dynamic Earth. A special thanks to her for having given us the opportunity to fulfill our...
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12
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2017

Childrens Award Ceremony

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Alhamdulillah on 20th June 2015 was the award ceremony of the children of The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society’s Islamic School. The children have shown exceptional diligence and hard work over the course of the year. We ask Allah (SWT) that He grant them His Mercy and success in all...
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12
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2017

Qasmia Islamic Cultural & Education Centre Opening

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The Chairman of The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, Shabir Beg – to strengthen and further establish our fellowship – accompanied Syed Tanveer ul Hassan Gilani to the grand opening of the Qasmia Islamic Cultural & Education Centre, Oldham. Our heartiest congratulations extend to...
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12
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2017

Cementing Friendships

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Imam Razawi, The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Director General, Shabir Beg, Chairman, Ali Abbas Hussnain, Youth Strategic Director and Asif Sheikh, Interfaith Strategic Coordinator meeting with Iain Stewart, Director of Edinburgh Interfaith Association, RT. Rev. Dr George Whyte,...
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2017

Justice and Peace Seminar Tanzania 2015

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Sheikh Sayed Ali Abass Razawi, The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society’s Director General and Good Will Ambassador, receiving a reward for his services in Tanzania at the ground-breaking Justice and Peace Interfaith Seminar. Alongside him are Sister Jeanette Forsyth from Scotland and...
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12
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2017

Sisters First Aid Course

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First Aid Course for Sisters We would like to convey to David Garbutt, Chairman of the Scottish Ambulance Service’s as much as is possible from the depth of our gratitude – with special mention to be afforded to Yvonne and Arif who came and facilitated the session – for having...
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12
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2017

Gender Equality and Health Scottish Parliament

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(Celebrating International Women’s Day) The ‘Gender Equality and Health’ Event at The Scottish Parliament organised by The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society in associaton with Imamia Medics International – IMI and sponsored by Bill Kidd MSP, 10/03/15. Amongst our distinguished guests...
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2017

Holocaust Memorial Day Edinburgh 2015

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‘Keep The Memory Alive Holocaust Memorial Day 2015′ Event. With special guest speakers: Ela Weissberger (survivor of the Terezin ghetto) Hasan Hasanović (Bosnian genocide survivor) and Irina Winfield (testimony from the Armenian genocide) Organised by Edinburgh Inter Faith...
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JUN
2017

Reception with General Pan Xinchun

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We were honoured to have been invited by Consul General of the Peoples Republic of China General Pan Xinchun and his wife Mme Yu Zhili, to a reception at the Chinese Consulate in order to further our cultural ties. Among the attendees of the reception were AACCEE, the Doctorates...
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JUN
2017

Third Annual Shia/Sunni Ahlebait Conference Scotland

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We are grateful to have had the opportunity to avail ourselves of the superb, third annual Ahlebait Conference in Scotland held in Kabana, Glasgow, and on the auspicious occasion of the birth of the Messenger of Allah [s]. The captivating event organised by Bazme Ghulamane...
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2017

Quran recitation by Sheikh Subhani at St Marys Cathedral

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We, The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society would like to take this opportunity to say just how honoured and privileged we feel to have been a part of the Christmas Carol Service held on Chirstmas Eve at the Historic St Mary’s Cathedral, (Scottish Episcopal Church) Glasgow and to have...
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2017

Evening Reception – Eyre Hall

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Mr Shabir Beg (Patron, TEAS), Mr Ernesto Esposito (Senior Advisor, TEAS) – along with Br’s Tobussam Hussain and Naweed Beg of the Al-Huda Islamic Centre Glasgow, and Br Najaf Jaffri of the Shia Asna Ashri Islamic Centre Glasgow – at an Evening Reception in the Eyre Hall of the...
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2017

Families and Faith

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On Inter Faith Week an event on ‘Families and Faith.’ Our sincerest thanks go to Hamish Robertson, David Fraser, Elizabeth Marshall and the rest of those who put together this wonderfully insightful and uplifting event and who allowed Br Asif Sheikh (Senior Advisor, The Edinburgh...
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12
JUN
2017

Religious Leaders and Faith Representatives Conference Edinburgh 2014

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Members of The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society, Brothers Abbas and Ali, along with Moulana Sayed Farazdaq Razavi, at the ‘Religious Leaders and Faith Representatives Conference 2014′ (Thursday 27th November) held in the Edinburgh City Chambers. Our thanks extend to the event’s...
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12
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2017

The Shia Muslim Christian Dialogue

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We were afforded the honour and privilege to have been a party to a truly historic and pivotal event in Scottish Christian-Shia interrelations which fittingly took place at the Trades House of Glasgow with its centuries-long history, hosted by the Deacon Convener Rt Rev Dr Idris...
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12
JUN
2017

Police Scotland Event

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An excellent event organised by the Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society, Edinburgh Muslim Community and Police Scotland on raising awareness of the dangers our communities face and keeping them safer, respecting fundamental rights, promoting integration and cultural dialogue and...
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12
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2017

Blood Campaign 2014

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We would like to thank and applaud all those who donated blood as part of Edinburgh’s blood drives organised by ourselves in partnership with the Imam Hussain AS Blood Donation Campaign (IHBDC) and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS). May Allah (SWT) reward...
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12
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2017

Muharram 2014/1436

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MUHARRAM (2014/1436)
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2017

Scottish Iraqi Society Eid Dinner 2014

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The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society at the Eid dinner at Celtic Park, Glasgow (17/10/14) having been cordially invited by the organisers; The Consulate General of the Republic of Iraq in partnership with the Scottish Iraqi Society. Our thanks are to them all for organising the...
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2017

Youth Dinner

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The Zulfikar Mixed Martial Arts team at Saturday night’s dinner. We extend our many thanks to the Head Coach of the Zulfikar Mixed Martial Arts Academy Abbas Sheikh who has given his all and done a truly tremendous job in running and coaching the self-defence school and its...
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12
JUN
2017

Faith and Cultural Diversity Scotland Event

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The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society cordially invited by the US Consulate in Edinburgh and accorded the pleasure of having been a part of their august Interfaith reception, to celebrate Faith and Cultural Diversity in Scotland, a function held at the US Consulate General in Edinburgh...
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12
JUN
2017

International Gandhi Day 2014

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We were admitted the honour of having been invited to the Edinburgh Inter Faith Association’s annual lecture and reception at the Edinburgh City Chambers held in conjunction with the UN International Day of Non-Violence and in memory of Gandhi about whose inspiring life and times...
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11
JUN
2017

Harvest Moon Festival Event

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First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond MSP’s visit to the Sichuan House, Glasgow on Wednesday the 10th of September, organised by members of the Chinese Community of Scotland’s Harvest Moon Festival, and hosted by, chiefly, Mr Edward Tsang, Chairman of the Edinburgh Asian...
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2017

Bishops’ Conference Event

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We were accorded the honour and privilege to have been invited to participate in a meeting of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland’s (BCOS’s) Committee for Inter-Religious Dialogue. The meeting, chaired by Archbishop Mario Conti, heralded the proposition, advanced by all those...
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2017

AGM EIFA 2014

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Members of The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society team at the Edinburgh Inter Faith Association’s Annual General Meeting this evening. Reflections over their past year’s work sees them having facilitated positive engagement between those of different faiths and inculcated between...
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2017

Eid Outing

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We would like to thank all those who attended our outing to Adventure Golf Island on Sunday. Knowing that the event was thoroughly enjoyed by all is a delight. Everyone partook in the fun and amusements, and we could not have wished for better weather; sunny and warm, and which...
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2017

SPMA Eid Dinner 2014

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Our team at the Scottish Police Muslim Association’s Eid dinner, along with Mr Shabir Beg who, upon the request of the Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society, has very kindly accepted to assume the position of the charity’s patron. Insha’Allah, with his invaluable counsel and expertise, we...
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JUN
2017

Dinner Event with First Minister Alex Salmond

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The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society invited to last night’s superb event along with Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, Kenny MacAskill, Humza Yousaf and Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh. The excellent function, of which it was a privilege to have been a part, was organised by brothers...
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JUN
2017

Youth Cabinet Event with First Minister Alex Salmond

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The youth of The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society at the excellent and thoroughly informational youth cabinet event in Glasgow, and alongside First Minister Alex Salmond. Thanks to all the organisers of the event for putting it together; it shaped up to be an invaluable opportunity...
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JUN
2017

Roman Catholic – Shi’a Dialogue

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We would like to thank The Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre and the University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy for organising the Roman Catholic – Shi`i dialogue last night. We’d also like to thank Shiekh Shomali for citing his outlook on the necessity of facilitating Shi`i and Catholic...
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2017

Iftaar 2014

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We would like to thank all of our esteemed guests for attending last night’s iftar programme and we sincerely hope everyone enjoyed themselves and left feeling nourished and spiritually refreshed after the exchange of knowledge, experience, beliefs and hopes. Brother Jassim’s...
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2017

Archbishop Atallah Hanna

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We  would like to thank the Ahl al Bait Centre in Glasgow for orchestrating the superb event last Friday which was attended by a host of esteemed dignitaries including, but in no way limited to, Archbishop Atallah Hanna from the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem and Archbishop Mario...
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2017

Family Outing

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We would like to thank all those who participated in today’s superb outing to Edinburgh’s Dynamic Earth. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and learnt a good deal whilst perusing the institute’s innovative shows and exhibits.  
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2017

Stress by Sayed Raza Rizvi

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Alhamdullilah, by the grace of the Almighty we helped concert and were a party to one of the most outstanding events we have held to date. We would like to convey our deepest and sincerest thanks, first and foremost, to Imamia Medics International with whom we collaborated to see...
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2017

Family Outing

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Trip to the National Museum of Scotland. We’d like to thank those who braved today’s cold and rain to see the repository of information and knowledge that is the National Museum of Scotland. We hope everyone enjoyed their time and benefited from the vast and diverse exhibitions,...
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11
JUN
2017

Self Defence Classes

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Self Defence Classes by Zulfikar Mixed Martial Arts Academy PRAISE BE TO ALLAH [SWT]! The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society PROUDLY PRESENTS- SELF DEFENCE CLASSES [AGED 16 OR OVER] BY ‘Zulfikar Mixed Martial Arts Academy’ EVERY WEDNESDAY[S] FROM- 7PM – 9PM To register please call:...
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2017

Shi’ism & the Need for Spirituality in the Modern World

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‘SHI’ ISM & THE NEED FOR SPIRITUALITY IN THE MODERN WORLD’ By Shaykh Ahmed Haneef We would like to thank the esteemed scholar Shaykh Ahmed Haneef for presenting an edifying and spiritually uplifting lecture yesterday on the need for spirituality in the modern world. We all...
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2017

Blood Donation 2013/1435

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On behalf of ourselves, and those whose lives will be saved tomorrow because of this noble deed, we would like to say a huge thank you to all those who generously donated their blood today. May Allah [SWT] reward them all for upholding the message of Imam Hussain [a] in this...
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2017

Muharram 2013/1434

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Assalamu `Alaykum, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST HIGH. [Imam Hussain [a] Blood Donation Campaign] Date: Saturday 23rd November 2013 Time: 10AM- 1PM Insha’ALLAH once again, The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society will be launching the Imam Hussain AS Blood Donation Campaign in...
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11
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2017

Iftaar 2013

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Holy Month of Ramadhan Iftaar Programme 2013/1434
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2017

Family Outing

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EID @ The Zoo 2013! We would like to thank all those who attended today’s outing to the Edinburgh Zoo. We hope everyone enjoyed today’s remarkably sunny weather and had ample opportunity to view the many wonderful animals. And we thank the Zoo for giving us use of their services....
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2017

Hijab

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The SISTERS@ The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society would like to communicate to all the attendees of our Women’s only workshop on the 30th of June our most abundant thanks. We would also like to thank Sister Nasim Walji, who’s pleasantly informative and opportune speech was highly...
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2017

Happiness in Mariage -Fallacy or Reality

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We would like to send a huge, heartfelt thank you to Sheikh Muhammad al-Hilli for his amazing talk. Deeply insightful, informative and rich with his experience, it was a real honour for us to host and we all benefited greatly by his presence! Jazak Allah Khayr! Also a big thank...
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2017

Sisters Outing

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We would like to thank all those who visited the Butterfly Farm as part of an outing arranged by our Sister’s Wing. We are thankful for the weather having held out and are delighted to know that the outing was thoroughly enjoyed by all. We’d also like to thank the organisers at...
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2017

Workshop Ghusl Wudhu Salaat

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We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those members of the community who attended the workshop conducted by Sheikh Muhammad Kasam Ali and we pray that Allah [SWT] rewards their hearty support of our cause. We pray for similar support in our fut...
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2017

An Islamic Perspective on Moral Dilemmas facing Patients and Families

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Today the Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society, in association with Imamia Medics International, presented one of our most critically extolled and well-received events. The crux of today’s lecture by Professor Shabih Haider Zadi was the place of Islamic doctrine in the dogmas of medical...
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2017

Fiqh Issues Part 2/2 – Sr Naseem Walji

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We would like to sincerely thank Sister Naseem Walji for taking part in today’s event organized by the Sister’s Wing. And thanks to all who attended, we pray they benefited from the Sister’s insightful talk. Jazakallah Khayr!
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2017

Fiqh Issues Part 1/2 – Sr Naseem Walji

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We would like to sincerely thank Sister Naseem Walji for taking part in todays event organized by the Sisters Wing. The live and interactive event was received well by the sisters there and the talk elucidated upon rules that affect us all in our daily practices. And thanks to...
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11
JUN
2017

From Karbala to the Rise of The Mahdi

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We would like to send a huge, heartfelt thank you to Syed Ali Abbas Razvi for his amazing talk. Deeply insightful, informative and rich with his experience, it was a real honour for us to host and we all benefited greatly by his presence! Jazak Allah Khayr! Also a big thank you...
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11
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2017

MUHARRAM 2012

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MUHARRAM EVENTS – 2012/1434
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2017

Sisters Eid Party

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Today our Sisters’ Wing delivered a fun Eid Event, organised to celebrate the joyful occasions of Hajj, [Eid al-Adha], Eid al-Ghadeer and Eid al-Mubahila, which garnered quite an audience and turned out to be a huge success. [All Praise be to Allah [SWT] We would like to thank...
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11
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2017

Workshop Ritual Prayer

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We would like to thank all those who were present at our last event for their patience and cooperation when news was made known that the speaker, Sheikh Hussain Al-Nashed – who found himself at the brunt of unforeseen misfortunes, was to be unable to attend. By the Grace of Allah...
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2017

The Role of a Muslim Woman in Todays Age

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The Sisters @ T.E.A.S. would like to communicate our most abundant thanks to all the sisters who attended today’s first Sister’s-Only-Lecture. This event marks the launch of our Women’s Wing and the tremendous backing we received further inspires us to maintain this momentum. We...
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11
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2017

The Quran and the Sacredness

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The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society would like to send a huge, heartfelt thank you to Sheikh Abbas Bahmanpour for his amazing talk. Deeply insightful, informative and rich with his experience, it was a real honour for us to host and we all benefited greatly by his presence! Jazak...
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11
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2017

Unity in Islam

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The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society would like to send a huge, heartfelt thank you to Sister Amina Inloes for her amazing talk. Deeply insightful, informative and rich with her experience, it was a real honour for us to host and we all benefited greatly by her presence! Jazak Allah...
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2017

The Guidance and the Guide

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The Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society and Seyyed Emamian would like to send a huge, heartfelt thank you to Sheikh Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour for his amazing talk. Deeply insightful, informative and rich with his experience, it was a real honour for us to host and we all benefited...
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11
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2017

The Mahdi (AJF)

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We would like to send a huge, heartfelt thank you to Sayed Ali Abbas Razwifor his amazing talk. Deeply insightful, informative and rich with his experience, it was a real honour for us to host and we all benefited greatly by his presence! Jazak Allah Khayr! Also a big thank you...
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11
JUN
2017

Workshop Ahkam e Mayyit

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We  would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those members of the community who attended the workshop conducted by Sheikh Muhammad Kasam Ali and we pray that Allah [SWT] rewards their hearty support of our cause. Insha’Allah, we pray for similar support in our future...
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11
JUN
2017

What is Islam Part 3?

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We would like to send a huge, heartfelt thank you to Sister Roshni Hosseinzadeh for her amazing talk. Deeply insightful, informative and rich with her experience, it was a real honour for us to host and we all benefited greatly by her presence! Jazak Allah Khayr! Also a big thank...
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2017

What is Islam Part 2?

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We would like to send a huge, heartfelt thank you to Dr Rebecca Masterton for her amazing talk. Deeply insightful, informative and rich with her experience, it was a real honour for us to host and we all benefited greatly by her presence! Jazak Allah Khayr! Also a big thank you...
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11
JUN
2017

What is Islam Part 1?

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We would like to send a huge, heartfelt thank you to Shaykh Ayyub Rashid for his amazing talk. Deeply insightful, informative and rich with his experience, it was a real honour for us to host and we all benefited greatly by his presence! JazakAllah Khayr! Also a big thank you to...
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