Shaykh Arif sits on panel at University of Edinburgh Islamic Society Discover Islam week where participants have the opportunity to ask any question to the panellists. Other panellists included
• Dr Khadijah Elshayyal – Dr Elshayyal completed her PhD in History at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2013. Khadijah has experience working in the Muslim media sector and has also conducted research on varies aspects of ethnic minority political engagement. Her PhD thesis looked at the development of identity politics among UK Muslims between the years 1960 -2010, with a specific focus on issues relating to freedom of expression.
• Dr Sohaib Saeed – Dr Saeed is a Scottish-raised Qur’an scholar who serves as honorary Muslim chaplain at the University of Edinburgh. He graduated from Edinburgh then Al-Azhar University, and took his PhD in Quranic Studies from SOAS, University of London. He is an affiliate lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow, and head of research for Bayyinah Institute, USA.