The Institute

The Shia Seminary of Islamic Studies is a newly-formed organisation established to serve the Shia community in Europe.

Its aim is to provide the teachings of the Holy Prophet and the Ahlul-Bayt (peace and blessings be upon them all) to the Shia community here, and to establish courses designed for various segments of the community.

We intend to serve the whole cross-section of the Shia community, God willing, particularly with the objective of producing the community leaders, scholars and educators who can lead and serve the community according to the teachings of the Quran and the Infallibles (peace be upon them).

Through the new Muballigh Course, we intend to begin work in achieving this aim, so that the students can be prepared to take on the responsibilities of the mihrab and the mimbar. We are now enrolling both brothers and sisters on this course.

As an educational institute, we also aim to bring general religious guidance to the Shia community through literature, especially through the medium of cyberspace.

As time passes and opportunities present themselves, we will continue to progress, with Allah’s help, to begin other courses and projects, about which we will keep you informed.

The Institute is managed by the Director with the support of the Governing Board, consisting of a network of senior scholars from across Europe.

However, we will require as much support as we can obtain, in regards to man-power as well as financial help. This is, after all, a project for the community, and it cannot run without the community’s wholesome support.



Wisdom Quotes

  • “The seeker of knowledge is the pillar of Islam.”

    — The Holy Prophet p.b.u.h

  • “Wisdom is to keep quite rather than speaking to prove yourself wise to the unwise.”

    — Imam Ali a.s (Quote 2)

  • “Life is of two days, One day in your favor and other day against you. In the favoring day donot be proudy and in the tough day be patient”

    — Imam Ali a.s (Quote 2)

  • “Save yourself from a hungry good guy, and a full of stomach bad buy ”

    — Imam Ali a.s (Quote 2)

  • “Always speak the truth, so you never have to swear”

    — Imam Ali a.s (Quote 2)

  • “Someone asked The Holy Prophet p.b.u.h. How far is Heaven. The Holy Prophet p.b.u.h replied just two steps. Put one step on your Nafs and the second goes into Heaven...”

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