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Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi : Maintaing Our Spiritual Heart

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6 Rabi 'Al Thaani, 1432 Friday Sermon - March 11, 2011

Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi is a Twelver Shī'ah scholar, a speaker, as well as an author. He is the second-born son of Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi.


Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi was born in the Saran district of Bihar, India. He migrated with his family to Tanzania, where he underwent elementary schooling. In 1972 he went to Qom for religious studies and in 1982 he returned to India.

In 1983 he migrated with his family to Vancouver, and by 1991 he completed his Master of Arts degree in History (with no prior undergraduate degree), at Simon Fraser University. He then moved to Ontario in the same year, and since 1996 he has been the Imam of the Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Toronto.


His published works include:

* An Explanatory Translation of the Qur'ān. Canada: SMR Publications. 1984. ISBN 0920675069.
* Imam Husayn: the Saviour of Islam. 1984.
* Khums an Islamic Tax. 1984.
o Khums an Islamic Tax. Qom: Ansariyan Publications. 1993.
* The Ritual Ablutions for Women (Tahāratu 'N-Nisā'). Canada: Vancouver Islamic Educational Foundation. 1985. ISBN 0920675115.
* The Ritual & Spiritual Purity. Qom: Ansariyan Publications. 1989. ISBN 9789644380839.
* Marriage & Morals in Islam. Canada: Vancouver Islamic Educational Foundation. 1990. ISBN 0920675107.
o Marriage & Morals in Islam. Qom: Ansariyan Publications. 1999.
* An Introduction to the Islamic Shari'ah. Qom: Ansariyan Publications. 1992.
* Writing an Islamic Will. Canada: Al-Ma'ārif Books. 1993.
* Hajj: The Pilgrimage to Mecca. 1996.
* Shī'ism Imāmate & Wilāyat. Canada: Al-Ma'ārif Books. 1999. ISBN 0920675115.
* Islam: Faith, Practice & History. Qom: Ansariyan Publications. 2004.
* Hijab: A Muslim Woman's Dress. 2004.
* The Infallibility of the Prophets in the Qur'an. Canada: Al-Ma'ārif Books. 2005.
o (in Swahili) The Infallibility of the Prophets in the Qur'an. Dar es Salaam: Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania. 2008.
* Islamic Business Ethics. Canada: Al-Ma'ārif Books. 2007. ISBN 0920675123.

Works which he co-authored:

* Rizvi, Sayyid Sa'īd Akhtar; Rizvi, Sayyid Muhammad (1985). Imāmate: (the Vicegerency of the Prophet). World Organization for Islamic Services. ISBN 0920675115.
* Rizvi, Sayyid Muhammad; Kanju, Muhammad S. (2003) (in Swahili). Imam al-Mehdi. Dar es Salaam: Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania. ISBN 9987620388.

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