Hujjat al-Islam wal-muslimin Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali
The third director of the ICEL (March 2014- June 2019)
Hujjat al-Islam wal-muslimin Mohammad Ali Shomali was born in 1965, Tehran, Iran, in a religious family. He started his primary education in 1970 and graduated from high school in 1982. After he graduated from high school, he entered Hawaza Ilmiyya and concurrently, he started his western philosophy education at bachelor and Master’s degree at university.
Then he migrated to the UK to continue his education on PhD level and rewarded his degree in philosophy of ethics from the University of Manchester.
In addition to the International Institute for Islamic Studies in Qom, he taught in Hawza Ilmiyya of England core modules like Fiqh, Principles of Jurisprudence, exegesis of the Holy Quran, Ethics and Kalam.
Research and publications
His research focus is mainly on the philosophy of ethics, Islamic thought and interfaith dialogue. He is a prolific author and has published numerous books and articles. The focus of his published works is theology, philosophy of ethics, Islamic thought and interfaith dialogue.
He has presented and published lots of papaers in international seminars and confrences in the Europe, Africa, America and far east. The theme of the most of his works is Islamic thought and ethics.
He is not merely an academic character; he has also been selected to take various executive positions. He used to be the director of the Islamic Centre of Manchester, the Islamic Centre of England, and the International Institute for Islamic Studies in Qom, Iran. After the reconstruction of Imam Hussein (a) Hawza Ilmyya in London, he became the director of this place. Now it is known as Hawza Ilmyya of England. Hujjat al-Islam wal-muslimin Mohammad Ali Shomali used to be the director of the Islamic Centre of England from March 2014 to June 2019.