St George’s University of London Islamic Society

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St George’s University of London Islamic Society

St George’s University of London Islamic Society

 

 

 

About the Isoc

The Islamic Society (Isoc) is one of the largest, oldest and most active societies at St George’s. Our main priority as an Islamic Society is to facilitate the needs of all Muslims (students, doctors, patients and visitors) on campus in ensuring that they have all they need in order to practise their religion freely. We are a non-partisan society that has no affiliation with any group or sect, believing only in a return to the original teachings of Islam; the Qur’aan and the Sunnah (way) of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

“…(This is) a Book which We have revealed unto you (O Muhammad SAW) in order that you might lead mankind out of darkness into light by their Lord’s Leave to the Path of the All-Mighty, the Owner of all Praise.” (Qur’aan 14:1)

“Indeed in the Messenger of Allâh (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allâh and the Last Day and remembers Allâh much.” (Qur’aan 33:21)

We also promote the true message of Islam to non-Muslims around campus and hold regular events and talks that challenge the very many misconceptions surrounding Islam.

Religion and belief

The Human Rights Act 1998 protects the right to hold religious beliefs and the Equality Act 2010 extends this protection to other philosophical beliefs similar to a religion.

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In this context religion applies to any religion or reference to religion, including a lack of religion. Belief relates to any religious or philosophical belief or reference to belief, including a lack of belief. This means it is unlawful to discriminate against an individual because of their religion or belief or because they have no religion or belief.

Freedom of speech and promoting good campus relations

We aim to protect staff and students of all backgrounds from intimidation, harassment and violent behaviour and have developed a Promoting Good Campus Relations and Guidance for All Speakers policies to ensure all freedom of speech remains lawful.

Student societies

There are several religious student societies at St George’s, including:

  • Christian Union Society
  • Hindu Society
  • Islamic Society
  • Jewish Society
  • Sikh Society

Reasonable accommodation

We’ve developed a Religious Observance and Academic Timetabling policy and a Religious Observance and Exams policy. These allow students the opportunity to apply for a reasonable accommodation to be made for reasons of religion or belief.

Policies

 Visit the BBC’s interactive Multifaith Calendar