Ayyam-e-Fatimiyya 1437: Speaker Profile

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hqdefaultThe KSIMC of London is delighted to welcome Sheikh Murtaza Bachoo from Vancouver, Canada, to deliver a series of lectures for the forthcoming Ayyam-e-Fatimiyya programme.

Sheikh Murtaza Bachoo was born in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania. At age thirteen he moved to Vancouver, Canada where he completed his high school studies and then acquired his bachelors in Electrical Engineering at the University of British Columbia in 2004.

In Spring of 2006 he embarked on a quest to learn the Islamic sciences in the hawza in Qum. After 4 years of studies, he returned back to his community in Vancouver. He has been the resident scholar for the az-Zahraa Islamic Centre for the last six years where his responsibilities have included lecturing, counselling, teaching, responding to theological and ethical queries and providing strategic guidance to various committees. He also represents the Shia community in the media and provides expert testimony on Islam to civic institutions.

In his spare time he likes to read, hike and play soccer (football).

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