The Master (s) – المولیٰ (س)

إِنَّمَا وَلِيُّكُمُ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَيُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَهُمْ رَاكِعُونَ

Your Master is none but Allah, His Messenger, and the believer who offers Salaat and gives the Zakat while bowing in Salaat. (Quran 5:55)

About Us

Our Vision

Educational experience in Arabic language, various fields of Islamic knowledge, and Islamic Laws (Hawza Studies)

The institution caters for both levels of students, the young (madrassa level) and the adult (post madrassa), in three distinct educational opportunities. The Master (s) Academy for Children is a platform which nurtures piety in little hearts through the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Ahlul Bayt (a). Master (s) Academy for Adults provides necessary analytical skills, allowing the youth and adults to study the context of Islamic knowledge critically. A similar method will be implemented for those who desire specialisation in Islamic law (Al-Qaem Hawza Education). The Master (s) Arabic program for young and adults will give the participants the necessary skills to communicate in classical Arabic besides understanding the Islamic texts.

The lessons and lectures will be given in English; however, other mediums can be offered, such as Arabic, Swedish, and Urdu, depending on demand and the availability of the teachers.

The mode of education will be in the form of live and recorded lectures, discussion seminars, and interactive activities that would strengthen the student’s understanding of the subject.

All courses, except the Master (s) Academy Arabic language course, are offered without any tuition fee. The fees allocated to the courses are suggested donations that students may voluntarily pay to help the institute develop further.

Our Visionary

Al-Moula or The Master (s) Academy works in coordination with the office of Grand Shi’i Jurist, His Eminence Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani (dz), who emphasises the importance of gaining knowledge in his statement:

 "...........Have a spirit of learning and an interest in increasing your knowledge and wisdom in all stages of your life and in all conditions. ......Never neglect supplying yourself with more knowledge and experience until the last day of your life. The more knowledgeable a person is, the more trials and errors he will avoid." God, the Glorified, says in Quran, “And he who is given wisdom, is certainly given an abundant good” (2:269), and He says to His Prophet, may God’s blessings be upon him and his progeny, “And say, ‘My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.’” (20:114)

Our Religious Guide

Sheikh Safdar Razi has profound religious knowledge and an extensive background in managing Shi’i Islamic centres and educational institutions worldwide, catering for both genders, from children to adults. He completed the essential traditional howza courses specialising in Principals of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usool) and the demonstrative analytical studies in Islamic Law under the guidance of the Late Sayed Abdullah Saleh (ra), the prominent representative of Sayed al-Khoei (ra) in Qatar (1990- 2000).

Additionally, he has a postgraduate diploma in advanced academic Islamic studies and a master’s degree in religious studies, specialising in the development of the Shi’i exegesis from the traditionalists to the rationalists.

His Islamic educational activities and projects run under the supervision of the religious authority of His Eminence Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani (dz) and in collaboration with a few global educational institutions, such as the Islamic Education Board (IEB) of the World Federation of Khoja communities worldwide.

He has served in the United States, Asia, Africa, and Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Portugal. He strives for the intellectual development of communities and fosters an environment of inclusivity, tolerance, and respect for diversity within the Islamic framework.