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Hujjat al-Islam Wal-muslimin Seyed Hashem Moosavi

The incumbent Imam of the Islamic Centre of England


HIWM Seyed Hashem Moosavi was born in a pious and religious family in 1968 in Nur,  Mazandaran Province, Iran. In 1973 He began his primary education in his hometown and graduated from high school in 1985. In 1983, he attended the Imam Sadiq (a) Hawza in Nur to study at Hawza concurrently during his high school years. After two years of study at Hawza in his hometown, he migrated to Tehran to pursue his education at the Hawza in Eastern Tehran. In 1989 he relocated to Qom to study Hawza at higher levels in Feyziyeh School. Hujjat al-Islam Wal-Muslimin Seyed Hashem Moosavi has studied under the most prominent Islamic scholars and grand Ayatollahs such as Makarem Shirazi, Vahid Khorasani, Sobhani Tabrizi, Javadi Amoli in conventional lessons of Hawza like Fiqh, Principles of Fiqh, Philosophy, Islamic Theology (Kalam), and exegesis of the Holy Quran, during his studies in Qom. At the same time, he also pursued academic studies at the MA level at the University of Qom and was awarded an MA in Fiqh and Principles of Islamic Law in 2005.

In addition to teaching many core subjects at the Hawza of Qom, he taught Fiqh, Principles of Jurisprudence, Philosophy, exegesis of the Holy Quran, Ethics and Arabic literature at Al-Mahdi Institute in Birmingham, The Islamic International Foundation & College, in Manila Philippine, and Hawza Ilmiyya of England in London.

Research and publications

His Academic research background is mainly focused on History and Islamic studies. Among his many published books and articles, the most notables are “Andolous, Land of Memories, Rights and duties of Muslims as a minority in non-Islamic societies; and the textbook of the Islamic Fiqh.”

Academic activities

Hujjat al-Islam Moosavi has presented many papers in international academic conferences, cultural centres, and journals in different countries and universities in Iran, the UK, Philippine, Mexico and Brazil. Most of them are social, historical and Islamic topics.