We are grateful to all who attended our annual Eid al-Adha dinner in celebration of the Sacrifice of the Prophet Abraham and the end of the Hajj.

The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, as a body committed to enhancing relations across people of faith and no-faith in Scotland, has been committed to holding an Eid Dinner annually to sustain and strengthen the bonds of friendship and fellowship between us, as Muslims, and esteemed members of Scotland’s faith families by sharing in a meal to mark an auspicious Islamic festival.

We were honoured to have heard from the following esteemed guests of the evening: Ash Denham MSP, on behalf of the First Minister; the Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland; His Grace Archbishop Leo Cushley; the Most Reverend Mark Strange Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church; and Rev David Pickering, Moderator of the National Synod of Scotland. The keynote speech was given via recording by Mother Audrey Kitagawa, Chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

The evening was wonderful, and we are appreciative of the support given by all in their contribution to our shared humanitarian mission.

Our special thanks extend to the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel for their kind services.