School of Divinity

Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations

Tuesdays at 4.10pm on Zoom unless otherwise specified.

Details of how to join online will be emailed round before the relevant seminar. For more information, contact Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla.

Semester 2 - Spring 2021

Date Speakers Event / topic 

12 January

Professor Karla Mallette (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Pre-Circulated Chapters: Lives of the Great Languages: Arabic and Latin in the Medieval Mediterranean (Uni of Chicago Press, forthcoming)

*Please contact Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla for access to the Chapters*

2 February


Dr Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Paper: "Jalal Al-e-Ahmad, Westoxication and the Politico-Theological Problem in Iran"

9 February

Dr David Marshall (World Council of Churches, Geneva)

Paper: "Muslims and Secularism: Some Contributions to the Debate"

2 March

Rainy Hall and Zoom

Ms Madinah Javed (Andalus Community Hub, Glasgow)

Scriptural Recitation and Lecture: "Women and the Recited Qur’an" 

9 March


Rainy Hall and Zoom

Dr Arkotong Longkumer (Edinburgh)


Dr Emma Wild-Wood (Edinburgh)


Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla (Edinburgh)

Roundtable Discussion: "Decolonising Divinity"

*Jointly hosted with World Christianity and Religious Studies*

16 March Dr Josef Linnhoff (Class of 2020): The Usuli Institute, Los Angeles PhD Alumnus Lecture: “Christians and Christianity in Muhammad Asad’s The Message of the Qur'an”

Semester 1 - Autumn 2020

Date Speakers Event / topic 

22 September


Sam Nwokoro (Edinburgh)



Lucy Schouten (Edinburgh)



Emmanuel Ossai (Edinburgh)

PhD Panel

The Making of Melkite Christianity under the Umayyads in Late Antique Damascus



Exploring the Changing Dynamic of Christian-Muslim Coexistence in a Time of Migration Crisis


The Impact of Religion on Interreligious Peace: Evidence from Zones of Peace in Abuja, Nigeria

6 October


Dr Joshua Ralston (Edinburgh)

Book Conversation

Law and the Rule of God: A Christian Engagement with Shari'a (Cambridge University Press, 2020)


Moderator: Professor Mona Siddiqui (Edinburgh)

20 October


Dr Omar Anchassi (Edinburgh)

Research Paper

Putting the Qur'an in Context: Fazlur Rahman, Prophetology and the Double Movement

3 November

*Online only


Dr Mustapha Sheikh (University of Leeds)


A Tale of Four Rivers: Rethinking Qur'an 47:15 in light of Hanafi Juristic Discourse

17 November

*Online only 


Dr Mulki Al-Sharmani (University of Helsinki)


Studying Islamic Feminism in Texts and Lived Realities: Some Methodological Reflection