19 October 2015
University of Exeter
Sheikh Dr. Usama Hasan, Senior Researcher in Islamic Studies at Quilliam, was invited to speak at Exeter University on 19th October 2015 at an event titled “What is Quilliam?” The talk was hosted by Quilliam Exeter University Society and was scheduled for an hour, but was extended to 90 minutes to allow for sufficient time for the Q&A session.
The talk explained the work done by Quilliam, its philosophy, and its recent output. The main focus of the talk was on Sheikh Usama’s expertise, the Islamic faith, and explored the various interpretations that exist concerning key Islamic concepts such as, “Caliphate”, “Shariah”, “Jihad” and “Ummah.”
The talk ended with an hour long Q&A session, which had answered 15 different questions from the students at the event. These questions covered the topics of the Israel and Palestine conflict, the PREVENT strategy, Wahhabi interpretations of Islam and more.
The event was a success with positive feedback attendees.