Raficq Abdulla MA (Oxon.) MBE delivered the annual Milad al-Nabi Lecture at the Ismaili Centre, London on Thursday, 7 December 2017. The lecture was entitled “The Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him and his family) – a model for our time". The event was webcast live at http://the.ismaili/live.

Milad al-Nabi marks the anniversary of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him and his family). To commemorate this anniversary, the Ismaili Centre, London hosts an annual lecture on a particular aspect of the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet. Raficq Abdulla can rightly be described as a modern-day Renaissance man. He is now a Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Business and Law at Kingston University. He is also a writer, lecturer, public speaker, and broadcaster on topics ranging from art to poetry to Islamic law to Islam, identity, spirituality & the sacred. In 1999, Raficq was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his interfaith work between Muslims, Jews, and Christians.