The Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary was conceived with the vision of creating an academic and scholarly institution to meet the growing needs of the Muslim community in the West. The Seminary strives to cultivate in its students an appreciation of the heritage and teachings of the Ahl al-Bayt and to prepare them to provide religious and spiritual guidance and leadership for their communities. To see how you can get involved with the seminary, please visit the Contribute page.

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The Tradition of the Seminary

Within the Shīʿī Muslim tradition, the religious institution of higher learning is commonly known as the ḥawzah ʿilmiyyah.

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About the Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary

A vibrant seminary can provide the intellectual and spiritual resources necessary to deal with the contemporary intellectual, ethical, and cultural challenges that a Muslim community faces.

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The Mission of the Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary

The Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary endeavors to provide its students with the best intellectual preparation for meaningful Islamic scholarship.

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Message of Support from Shaykh ʿAlī Riḍā Aʿrāfī

The following is the translation of a letter written by Samāḥat al-ShaykhʿAlī Riḍā Aʿrāfī for the Inauguration Ceremony of the Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary, September 1, 2014. It was originally published on al-Sidrah, a Publication of the Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary. Samāḥat al-Shaykh ʿAlī Riḍā Aʿrāfī is the rector of the Al-Mustafa International University, the largest formal ḥawzah institution in the world, headquartered in Qūm, Iran.

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Administration and Board of Trustees

Meet the the Administration and Board of Trustees.

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