Shirazi Foundation Inc

Shirazi Foundation Inc


 Non-Political & Non-profit Organization

 202.670 I.S.W.F

Shouting in the Dark by Algazeera English



On September 8th, organized by Code pink Women for Peace, the unfortunate events in Bahrain gets another spotlight on in Washington D.C during a business casual gathering at Bus Boys and Poets accompanied by more than three dozens of journalists and leaders of major humanitarian, politically active organizations. Code pink presents the publicly available production of the documentary, shouting in the dark, produced by Aljazeera English and followed by comments by Husain Abdulla from Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, followed by inputs from Khalid Almarzooq from Al Vefagh Shia-Muslim opposition group in Bahrain, and the commentary cession is concluded by Joe Stork, deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa division. Representatives from Human Rights Watch, University of Maryland, Nonviolence International, George Mason University, Shia Rights Watch, and Imam Shirazi World Foundation .  Throughout this event, representatives from mentioned organizations have gathered to discuss the recent events that took place in Bahrain.

American Leadership Initiative for Muslims Convention, 2011

Recently, Imam Shirazi World Foundation (ISWF) attended an important convention hosted by Islamic Information Center (IIC) regarding  American Leadership Initiative for Muslims on September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of 2011 in neighborin city to Washington D.C, Bethesda. Throughout the ALIM convention, held annually, a large number of thinkers, scholars, professors, students, accompanied by political and religious organizations gathered to discuss the major changes that both people of leaders of our country are going through and brainstorm ideas to resolve and reduce misperceptions that may’ve been created amongst people of all races about religion of Islam. Speakers of this convention also emphasized on the progress of Shia-Muslims in variety of organizations in the United States, and this has been a great success for the Shia-Muslim community.

Executive directors of ISWF met with Maulana Naqvi, IIC chairman and Rahat Husain, the executive director of IIC in regards of their recent activities at Islamic Information Center. ISWF also had in depth conversation with Anwer Hasan, organizer of Muslims for Obama campaign, Mohamed Sabur, an experienced lawyer in Muslim Advocates branch in California, and Hassan Abbas, Harvard University professor. Series of conversations were held in regards of role of Media and its impact on the perception of ordinary people of both East and the West, Alex Kronemer took part in, and Seyed Mahdi Modaressi emphasized on this issue, and also gave an presentation about the unfortunate situation in Bahrain, and series of crimes that are committed without being noticed or emphasized on by the Media or even worse, minimal of coverage by Western humanitarian organizations.

UMAA Convention 2011

UMAA Convention 2011

The Quran, Ahlul Bayt & Modern Society

A Focus on Identity, Citizenship and Collaboration

Toronto, Canada


Toronto, Canada, hosted thousands of Shiites who gathered for the Ninth reunion to take part in an intellectual convention called Universal Muslim Association of America. Throughout the long Memorial Day weekend, UMAA conference was an incredible reason for scholars, researchers, professors and experts to gather and discuss Islam and the coexistence of Quran, Ahlul Bayt (the prophet of Islam and his 12 successors) and the modern society. Among many other great topics that were addressed, the Prophet of Islam, Ahlul Bayt in the Eyes of Non-Muslims, Islamic Communities and Racism: A historical & Contemporary Perspective, Our Global Identity in the 21st century, and the State of Shia: Session on the Crisis in Bahrain were emphasized on as well.

The representatives of Imam Shirazi World Foundation held an informative booth and addressed any questions that people had in mind about the ISWF’s activities and the most recent events in regards to Bahrain, and other agendas that ISWF has. Our staff also met with people of different ethnicities and religions to take their inputs and opinion regarding many programs and events that ISWF addresses.

Imam Shirazi World Foundation took part in an event held in Jaffari Village, one of the largest mosques in the Northern America, regarding The state of the Shia : Special Session on the Crisis in Bahrain. The critical and heart breaking crisis that is ongoing in Bahrain has brought together many scholars and experts, accompanied by the presence of Media and press, to discuss and document the crime that has been committed in Bahrain. Attendance of such great scholars, experts and the importance of the crisis that has been going on for months concluded to presence of multiple press and media channels, and more than dozen of Humanitarian organizations such as Shia Rights Watch, and Imam shirazi World Foundation and Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain.

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ISWF’S informative booth

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Presentation of Shia Rights Watch( , and latest quotes by Imam Seyed Sadiq Al-Shirazi regarding nonviolence and Bahrain

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Discussion about the importance of having a Shiite organization being active in the humanitarian fields

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In Dept Analysis of the heart breaking crisis in Bahrain

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Casual conversation between Sayed Mahdi Al Modaressi, Ahlul Bayt TV, Hussain Abdullah, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, and ISWF

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post Bahrain event, the lobby

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