Muhammad Rizvi

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Muhammad Rizvi
محمد رضوی
Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi.jpg
Born 1957 (age 58–59)[1]
Saran District, Bihar
Residence Toronto, Canada
Ethnicity Indian
Alma mater Hawza 'Ilmiyya Qom
Simon Fraser University (MA)
Occupation Islamic scholar
Religion Islam (Usuli Twelver Shia)
Parent(s) Sa'id Akhtar Rizvi

Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi (Arabic: محمد رضوي‎‎, born 1957) is a Twelver Shia scholar, speaker and an author.[1] He is the second-born son of Sa'id Akhtar Rizvi.[2]


Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi was born in the Saran district of Bihar, India.[1] His family migrated to Tanzania, where he underwent elementary schooling.[1] In 1972 he went to Qom for religious studies. There he advanced to the ability of Ijtihad under the tutelage of Grand Ayatullah Wahid Khurãsãni.

In 1982 he returned to India.[1] Answering the requests of Canadian Shi'a communities, Sayyid and his wife moved to Vancouver the next year. While in Vancouver, he was able to complete his Master of Arts degree in History in 1991 from Simon Fraser University.[1] The same year Sayyid and his family moved to Ontario, where since 1996 [1] he has served as 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 0-920675-06-9. 
  • Imām Ḥusayn The Savior of Islam. 1984.  PDF
  • Khums an Islamic Tax. Canada: Vancouver Islamic Educational Foundation. 1984. ISBN 0-920675-11-5.  PDF
  • The Ritual Ablutions for Women (Tahāratu 'N-Nisā'). Canada: Vancouver Islamic Educational Foundation. 1985. ISBN 0-920675-11-5. 
  • The Ritual & Spiritual Purity. Qom: Ansariyan Publications. 1989. ISBN 978-964-438-083-9. 
  • Marriage & Morals in Islam. Canada: Vancouver Islamic Educational Foundation. 1990. ISBN 0-920675-10-7.  PDF
  • 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 0-920675-11-5. 
  • 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. 
    • The Infallibility of the Prophets in the Qur'an (in Swahili). Dar es Salaam: Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania. 2008. 
  • Islamic Business Ethics. Canada: Al-Ma‘ārif Books. 2007. ISBN 0-920675-12-3. 

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 0-920675-11-5. 
  • Rizvi, Sayyid Muhammad; Kanju, Muhammad S. (2003). Imam al-Mehdi (in Swahili). Dar es Salaam: Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania. ISBN 9987-620-38-8. 

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "About the Imam, Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi". Islam in Focus. Retrieved 6 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi". Retrieved 31 August 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)