This Muharram The World Federation will be launching an all-new daily podcast series on the companions of Imam Husayn. Click here to find out more.
Dr Mohammad Jafar Elmi was the founder of the Islamic College and served as its principal from 1998-2007 and from December 2011 to 2015. He also served as a senior lecturer at the Islamic College. He completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham with a concentration on the philosophical hermeneutics of ‘Allamah Muhammad Husayn Tabataba’i, the renowned Shi‘a exegete.
He was A great scholar who used to embrace new ideas and challanges. He was among those who saught Western education to enhance his research methodology and preach the message of Ahlulbayt (as) in that language. His dedication to the publication was praise worthy and Journal of Shi'a Islamic study is the testimony of his zeal and passion in which he served as chief editor for a long term.
He passed away on Thursday 2nd June 2016 and was buried on Friday 3rd June. Please recite Suratal Fatiha for the departed soul.
Shias on social media faced a mini-viral syndrome following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Aal e Saud of Saudi Arabia. Traditions predicting that the time of the Re-Appearance of our Imam (atfs) were being posted, liked, shared and re-tweeted everywhere.
Many of us would like to learn more about our faith and religion, especially given the challenges of our current times. On an almost daily basis, we face situations and choices that make us question what our opinion as Muslims should be.