Sayed Mohammad Mahdi Al-Husseini Almodarresi was born in Kuwait in 1977. He
comes from a scholarly family which includes
supreme religious jurists (Marja'a) such as Ayatollah Sayyed
His father is Ayatollah Sayyed Hadi Almodarresi, a prominent scholar,
speaker, author, and ideologist in the Islamic world (www.modarresi.org)
who has written over 200 books. His is a well known family that
dominated the Hawza (Islamic seminaries) of Karbala, Iraq – his native city
- for many years. Sayed Mahdi Almodarresi's
lineage goes back to the Prophet of Islam, Mohammad through his grandson
Imam Al Hussain (peace be upon them).
Lecturing at a function in
Since early years, Sayed Mahdi accompanied his
father in most of his visits, gatherings, and classes, both public and
private. His father took care of him and was both his teacher and spiritual
master. Under his tutelage, Sayed Mahdi followed a solid traditional
curriculum, studying, step-by-step, the major classical works on the various
disciplines of the Islamic law as well as the instrumental disciplines
including the English language.
Under the supervision
of his father, Sayyed Mahdi Almodarresi undertook his religious education in the Islamic Seminary in Damascus, Syria, and in
the Islamic Seminary of Qum, Iran from which he graduated as an Islamic
scholar. He also undertook his early academic education in the United States of
America, finally studying sociology, politics, and
philosophy at tertiary level in Australia.
Interview on SAHAR satellite TV
He is the author of 4 books, the first of which
entitled "About the Signs of Allah and His
Greatness" (Arabic) was published when he was only
15 years old!. His first English title is "Say: He
is Allah" which is being prepared for publishing.
He is also working as the supervisor of a committee set up with the task of
writing educational material to be distributed to the American and British
forces stationed in Iraq in order to inform them about Islam and invite them
to better understand its principles and thought.
He has been interviewed in numerous newspaper articles and has appeared on
TV programs such as the English service of Iran's SAHAR satellite TV.
He has also lectured at universities and colleges on
issues relating to Islam and is a strong proponent of interfaith dialogues,
engaging in such discussions on a frequent basis with the belief that
they are one the most effective methods of bridging the gap between the
Muslims who follow the line of Ahl-ul-bayt and
members of other religious denominations.
the University of New South Wales
Sayyed Mahdi Almodarresi is probably more
famous for his Arabic and unique English speeches. He speaks three languages
fluently including Arabic, English, and Farsi (Persian). Some of his
captivating speeches can be found on this web site
Almodarresi has traveled to over 30 countries
all over the world preaching the word of Allah and introducing thousands to
the light of ahl-ul-bayt (PBUT).
He has lectured across the globe from Detroit to
Washington DC, New York, London, Damascus, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne,
and many other cities in an effort to introduce the masses to the guidance
of the Final Revelation.
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Sayyed Almodarresi also represents a number of
prominent Supreme religious jurists (Maraje'a) who have appointed him as their representative.