Equity and justice are inherent characteristics of Islam. Explore the Prophetic tradition in this insightful lecture about the qualities of moral diplomacy and how they can be implemented in our everyday lives and the broader impact they have in how we interact with others.
“And if two parties among the believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them both…then make reconciliation between them justly, and be equitable. Verily! Allah loves those who are equitable.” [Qur’an 49:9]
“O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another.” [Quran 49:13]”
Omar Salha is a PhD Nohoudh Scholar, academic, writer and social entrepreneur. He is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University of London. He was awarded the Nohoudh Scholarship for the study of ‘Integration of Muslims in British Society’. His research explores the study of soft-power, diplomacy, sport and integration. Other research interests include Middle Eastern Politics, International Relations, Islamic Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, Public Relations and inter-faith dialogue. He is the Founder and Director of Ramadan Tent Project, an award winning community-led initiative inviting the homeless and the public at large, Muslims and non-Muslims, to break fast together and foster interfaith dialogue. He is also a founding member of Football Beyond Borders, a registered UK charity which uses football to inspire young people to achieve their goals and tackle inequality and discrimination. Omar is also experienced in youth work and advises on social and charitable causes further afield.