Syed Mudassir Ali Shah Moosvi is a Shia cleric based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mudassir is a graduate of the Qum (قم), Iran, seminaries. He has served as a trustee at several Islamic institutions, co-founded Shia Association of Bay Area (SABA Islamic Center) and then moved on to establish Azakhana-e-Zahra, PBUH, in Milpitas, California. Syed Mudassir has also authored a number of booklets about Islamic philosophical topics such as the Hereafter and Irfan (Islamic mysticism). Syed Mudassir provides sermons in multiple languages, including English, Urdu, Persian and Arabic.
Syed Mudassir Ali Shah Moosvi, third from right, at Masjid Al-Rasool in Campbell, California, where he led a Halaqa and preached in both English and Farsi. Counter-terrorism expert Sam Bazzi is second from right. Islamic activist Ahmad Rashid Salim is first from left.
Syed Mudassir Ali Shah Moosvi, first from right, leading prayers at Azakhana-e-Zahra in Milpitas, California. Also in the picture, from left, the Shia mullahs Syed Ehtisham Zaidi and Seyyed Mojtaba Beheshti (jailed and then deported from the United States in 2007 due to Green Card fraud). Standing is the prominent Bay Area Shia community member Syed Abu Mohammad Naqvi.
Syed Mudassir Ali Shah Moosvi providing a sermon at Azakhana-e-Zahra in Milpitas, California.
Syed Mudassir Ali Shah Moosvi, right, with the counterterrorism expert Sam Bazzi at Azakhana-e-Zahra, PBUH, in Milpitas, California.
Sam Bazzi is an American counterterrorism activist and a counter-ideology expert. He is the founder of the Islamic Counterterrorism Institute. Bazzi blogs at sambazzi.com and tweets at @sambazzi.
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