Reza Hosseini Nassab

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Grand Ayatollah
Reza Hosseini Nassab
آية الله سید رضا حسینی‌نسب
Hossein Nassab14.jpg
Religion Usuli Twelver Shi`a Islam
School Ja`fari
Born 1960
Yazd, Iran
Senior posting
Based in Canada
Title Grand Ayatollah
Religious career
Post Grand Ayatollah

Grand Ayatollah[1][2] Seyed Reza Hosseini Nassab (Persian: سيد رضا حسيني نسب) (born 1960) is an Iranian Twelver Shi'a Marja,[3][4][5] currently residing in Canada.[6] He was the President and Imam of the Islamic Centre in Hamburg, Germany, and since 2003 he has served as the President of Shia Islam Federation in Canada".

Hosseini Nassab was born in Yazd, Iran and studied at the Islamic seminary in Qom.[7] He then went to Canada, where he founded Valie Asr Islamic Center in Toronto,[8] and Ahlul Bayt Center in Ottawa.[7] He chaired the Islamic Centre in Hamburg and founded the Cultural Islamic Center in Berlin. In September 2003, he resigned as head of the Islamic Center of Hamburg.[9] He then returned to Canada to found Imam Mahdi Islamic School in Windsor, and Imam Mahdi Islamic Center in Toronto, Ontario.[10]


Hosseini Nassab has written more than 130 publications about Islamic theology, Shia faith, philosophy, jurisprudence and logic.[11] [12] His publications include:

Hosseini Nassab in Imam Mahdi Islamic Centre, Toronto, Canada
Hosseini Nassab with Canada's Minister of Immigration and Citizenship
  • The Shia Responds
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Religion and Politics
  • Rights of Women
  • The Youths
  • Imam Hossein
  • Social Ethics
  • Formal Logic

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Autobiography, Seyed Reza Hosseini Nassab's official website
  2. ^ "نعمت اللهیه کوثریه ظهورعلیشاهیه". 
  3. ^ "List of Maraji in Arabic". 
  4. ^ "نعمت اللهیه کوثریه ظهورعلیشاهیه". 
  5. ^ مراجع و فقهاى حاضر
  6. ^ Islamopedia, Ayatollah Hosseini Nassab.
  7. ^ a b Management biographies, Islamic Centre Hamburg.
  8. ^ About.
  9. ^ "Change of leadership in the "Islamic Center of Hamburg",, 20 January 2004.
  10. ^ Achievements, Seyed Reza Hosseini Nassab's official website.
  11. ^ Autobiography, Seyed Reza Hosseini Nassab's official website.
  12. ^ [1], Seyed Reza Hosseini Nassab's official website.

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