Final Qualification: Graduate from Islamic Seminary
Sayyed Mohammad Razavi was born into a religious scholar’s family in the holy city of Qom, Iran, in 1960.
Sayyed Razavi entered the famous theological centre of Qum in 1974 and continued his studies in a range of disciplines, including Arabic Literature, Fiqh, Usul, Logic, Political Science, and Islamic Philosophy. He continued with his advanced studies in Islamic theology at the theological seminaries in Qom until
1984. He started his theological studies under the supervision of his father and continued under many prominent scholars such as Ayatullahs Noori Hamedani, Naser Makarim Shirazi, Ja’far Subhani, Mousavi Tabrizi, Mohammad Shirazi, Kazem Shariatmadari, Mesbah Yazdi, Montazeri, Motahhari, Douzdouzani, Etemadi, Sheikh Ali Panah, Alavi Gorgani, Modarress Afghani, Wojdani, Majd Faqihi, Mohsen Qara’ati, Mehdipour, and Dr Ghaemi, Dr Mahmoud Hakimi and Dr Ezzati.
Following an invitation by the Hussaini Islamic Mission in London, Sayyed Razavi left Iran in 1984 and settled in London to take on the responsibilities of Minister of Religion and Imam Jum’ah wa Jama’at at the above centre in West London.
Since his arrival in the U.K., Sayyed Razavi has worked with or assisted many organisations such as the S.I. Education Society; the Islamic Centre of England; Mahfil Ali; the Islamic Universal Association; Hayderi Imam Bargah; the al-Khoei Centers in London and Swansea (Wales); and AIEC of Fatimah Zahra in Huntsville, Alabama in the United States. He has delivered speeches and lectures in numerous educational and religious establishments and organisations in the U.K., Europe, Canada, the USA, the Caribbean Islands and Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Guyana in South America and played an active role in Interfaith matters.
Sayyed Razavi delivers lectures in Persian, English, and Urdu and sometimes in Arabic.
He also provides his services as a freelance Islamic Speaker interested in various Islamic Issues and has had T.V. programs and Interviews on various different channels such as Sahar T.V., Press TV, Russian TV, Levant TV, Hadi TV, Ahlebait TV, Ahlulbayt TV, National and local T.V. and Radio programs in Guyana, South America, BBC, VOA, al-Aalam, Nassr T.V., al-Furaat T.V., Hidayat T.V. The Iranian Channel 4 in IRAN.
In addition to the above, Sayyed Razavi has lectured for foreign students in the Hawza Ilmiyyah in Qum and the Hawza Ilmiyyah Imam Husain in London. Beside these lectures, he has also provided private tutorial services for Islamic seminary students in Qum and London. In addition, he often lectures to students
of diverse faiths from the primary to PhD levels.
Publications & Supervision
1- B.A., MA, and PhD thesis supervision in Europe, America, and Australia
2- Papers on Shi’ah Islamic Jurisprudence in Islamic seminars and conferences.
3- Articles for magazines, newspapers and websites,
4- Interfaith work for churches, synagogues, educational establishments both on governmental and non-governmental levels.
5- T.V. Interviews on various Social, Islamic and Political subjects.