Belief and Righteous Work
On 29 September the Centre was visited by the Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Salimi. He delivered a Centre lecture at the Taylorian Institute as part of the Centre series to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Accession of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.
In his presentation, Sheikh Abdullah emphasised the openness of Islam to dialogue with other faiths, and especially the Abrahamic faiths, which had much in common. He added that people must deal with each other on an equal footing on terms of humanity, dignity and equality .
He called for greater efforts to promote inter-faith dialogue and mutual understanding, an endeavour in which he has played an active personal role and underlined the initiatives undertaken by the Sultanate. Dr Farhan Nizami, Director of the Centre, introduced His Excellency and Mr Richard Makepeace, Registrar, proposed the vote of thanks.