Delivered in London at the Indian YMCA Hall, 24 June 2011.
The first part of the lecture gives an historical account of the deployment of the spirit of tolerance within Islamic civilisation, recalling several interesting anecdotes and little known events. The second part of the lecture shows how the roots of Islamic tolerance are to be found in the nature of the Prophet himself, and looks at his Sunna, thus bringing to light his essential character.
Part TwoClick here to download – 39:15 minutes (37.7MB)
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Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi is a Research Associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London.