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Imam Sheikh Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Nationality: 
United Kingdom
Gender: 
Male
Director General, Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society

Imam Sayed Razawi is the Chief Imam and Director General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS). He is also an associate and a project director at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, as well as being a Visiting Scholar at the University of Strathclyde.Nationally, he has served as an advisor on the United Kingdom’s Independent Sharia Review commissioned by Theresa May and participates as a member of the Oxfam GB Zakat Advisory Panel. He is also a trustee for Faith for the Climate and contributes to the debate on promoting freedom of thought, conscience, religion and belief as an advisor to the Freedom Declared Foundation (FDF).

Internationally, Imam Razawi is a trustee and member of multiple international organizations and non-governmental bodies including an international Trustee of Religions for Peace (RfP), a member of the European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL), a member of the United Nation (UN) Multi-Faith Advisory Council, and an advisory board member of the Islamic Reporting Initiative (IRI).

Main Publications: 

1.) "Liberal Jews host leading Imam at Biennial." Jewish News, 05.07.2016 (Source: https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/liberal-jews-host-leading-imam-at-b... - accessed April 3, 2019)

2.) "Interfaith Refugee Initiative Launched." Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees, 12.09.2016 (Source: http://www.sfar.org.uk/interfaith-refugee-initiative-launched/ - accessed April 3, 2019)

3.) "Mercy of God: Muslim and Mormon Perspectives - Sayed Razawi / Elder Christensen - Interfaith Event." Ansar Mahdi, 16.11.2016 (Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4-N_D5sVs0 - accessed April 3, 2019)

4.) "Cardinal and Imams launch new Muslim certificate in religious studies at St Mary's." independent catholic news, 17.12.2017 (Source: https://www.indcatholicnews.com/news/34004 - accessed April 3, 2019)

5.) "Christians and Muslims walking 'shoulder to shoulder,' imam tells Church of Scotland Assembly." Ecumenical News, 25.05.2018 (Source: https://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/christians-and-muslims-walking-sh... - accessed April 3, 2019)

6.) "MSPs salute Christians and Muslims for working together for good of humanity." The Church of Scotland, 25.06.2018 (Source: https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news_and_events/news/2018/msps_salut... - accessed April 3, 2019)

Areas of Actions: 
Interreligious DialoguePeaceful CoexistencePluralismMinority RightsReligious, Confessional and Spiritual Activities
Forms of Actions: 
Information DistributionAdvocacyNetworkingSocial Work and Community Service