Only Fools and Horses
Friday sermon delivered on 22/02/2013 at al-Furqan Mosque Glasgow touching on the ethics of food production and consumption.
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Co-Founder Solas Foundation, author and educational director of the iSyllabus Islamic studies program
Shaykh Ruzwan Mohammed

Shaykh Ruzwan Mohammed is a Sunni theologian and scholar. A graduate in Geopolitics and Arabic from the University of Glasgow, in 1993 he left to travel and study with a wide array of leading scholars and theologians in various countries in the Muslim world. In the process, he read Turkish language at the University of Ankara in Turkey and as part of his formal Islamic training, he graduated from the Fat’h Islamic Law College in Damascus, graduating from the prestigious 6-year program with a distinction of merit, achieving overall first position in his year of graduation from the college.

In the summer of 2009, he co-founded the Solas Foundation, which focuses on offering quality and transparent religious consultancy in the areas of Islamic ethics and education. He is the author and educational director the iSyllabus Islamic studies program.

He is a regular panellist on shows such as BBC One’s “The Big Question”, BBC radio 4’s religious analysis programmes, and is a contributor to national Scottish newspapers and magazines. He is currently engaged in research into the effect of textual hermeneutics and environment on Islamic legal ethics, and is working on a study and translation of an early juristic text by the Spanish philosopher Averroes. He also serves as an advisor to various Muslim educational organisations in the United Kingdom and is actively involved in interfaith work, as well as wider social issues, lobbying on climate change and combatting poverty. Both he and Sh Amer Jamil were awarded the 'Religious Advocate of the year Award' at the British Muslims awards 2014.   

The Declaration, drafted by Shaykh Ruzwan Mohammed, is thought to be the first of its kind globally, represents the culmination of the first stage of an historic collaboration initiated in February 2016 when the Church and UKIFC signed a partnership agreement to co-develop an ethical finance solution open to all society, regardless of faith or ethnicity, that is built upon the shared values between the two faith traditions.
As the Muslim prison populations continue to rise in Europe, this Friday sermon delivered by Shaykh Ruzwan at the SUMSA prayer hall looks at the the importance of using the correct methodology to reform Muslim inmates and in particular the prophetic path of transformation.
Woolwich Khutbah:
Duration: 14 minutes
Hard hitting friday sermon given in Glasgow immediately after the murder in Woolwich touching on the incident itself and its wider context of the state of religious learning and leadership in the Muslim community.
In this short clip shot live, iSyllabus teacher Shaykh Ruzwan speaks on the complex area of legal principles and through the use of simple examples, underlines the importance of understanding the proper context to religious sources in order to avoid misunderstandings. Taken from the iSyllabus introductory one year Islamic studies course running in cities around Scotland and England.
Empowering the Tradition from Orientalist hadith criticism. Providing a summary of the basic premise of Orientalist hadith criticism, this clip, taken form the introduction to hadith module, provides one straightforward response from within the classical Muslim faith tradition. Taken from the iSyllabus introductory one year Islamic studies course running in cities around Scotland and England.
Should religions focus on preaching issues of morality? Or can Scotland's major religions become a voice for the voiceless and speak up for the most vulnerable in our society? With Islamic theologian Shaykh Ruzwan Mohammed of the Solas foundation, Cultural adviser to the Vatican Professor John Haldane, convener of the Church of Scotland's Church and Society Council Reverend Sally Foster-Fulton, and Edinburgh Secular Society spokesman Neil Barber.
On Scholars and Rulers
Duration: 10 minutes
Short friday sermon reflecting on the dynamics between scholars and rulers in the Muslim world.
Friday sermon on a young Scots man who was to be given the honour of being placed as the Governor of Al-Madinah, the city of light. He was assassinated in the holy land and there he was buried.
The utility of humility
Duration: 12 minutes
This short sermon discusses the ultimate function of humility and how it is the perfect counterbalance to haste and the perennial human desire to search for quick fixes to problems.
Money for Nothing
Duration: 10 minutes
This friday sermon looks at one of the most important functions of human society, that of creating and sharing wealth. At a time when few care about the ethics of finance, this khutbah explores the importance of understanding the ultimate source of one's wealth as a necessary preamble to a truly just economic system.
Only Fools and Horses
Duration: 10 minutes
Friday sermon delivered on 22/02/2013 at al-Furqan Mosque Glasgow touching on the ethics of food production and consumption.
Saving Face Khutbah
Duration: 12 minutes
Shaykh Ruzwan delivers the weekly Friday khutbah
Shaykh Ruzwan delivers the weekly Friday khutbah
Creation Or Evolution?
Duration: 60 minutes
Discussing the relationship between faith and science. Shaykh Ruzwan in conversation with Sam Berry and Ewan Aitken.
Shaykh Ruzwan's Invitation
Duration: 2 minutes
Shaykh Ruzwan extends an invitation to everyone on behalf of the Solas Foundation to attend the Shaykh Yahya Rhodus event in Glasgow.
Current affairs discussion with Shaykh Ruzwan, Rowan Williams, Ann Widdecombe and others.
Muslim Scots | BBC Heart & Soul
Duration: 26 minutes  |  Listen
How does a strong Scottish identity sit with being a devout Muslim? In this programme, the World Service's Islamic affairs analyst, Roger Hardy, travels to Scotlandís largest city, Glasgow, to meet people who have very much embraced both.
The Faith Debate - BBC Radio Scotland
Duration: 45 minutes  |  Listen
Recorded at Giffnock Synagogue, this Riddoch Questions deals with issues of Gaza, Israel, faith schools and other related topics.
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