Al-Mahdi Institute : Education & Research


Shaykh Muhammed Reza Tajri

Shaykh Muhammed Reza Tajri
  • Faculty
    Academic Staff
  • Name
    Shaykh Muhammed Reza Tajri
  • Position
    Lecturer in Arabic
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Shaykh Muhammed Reza Tajri

Shaykh Tajri initially studied Computer Science at City University. He subsequently went on to complete a BA in Islamic Studies at Middlesex University (2007) whilst simultaneously studying the traditional Islamic Sciences at the Islamic Seminary in London. Despite being quadrilingual, his linguistic specialty lies in Arabic. He graduated from the advanced levels of Arabic Language, Grammar and Poetry at the University of Damascus in 2007, before studying at the Imam Khomeini Islamic Seminary in Syria (2007-2008). Thereafter he compiled and translated a collection of Prophetic narrations on the subject of 'Zakat’ in a work entitled ‘The Sublime Purification’, published in 2009. He has since co-translated two further classical works from Arabic into English, including Mulla Mohsin Faydh Al-Kashāni’s celebrated work, Al-Ḥaqāiq fī Maḥāsin al-Akhlāq. He completed an MA in Islamic studies at Middlesex University (2010) and a second MA at Cardiff University (2013) in "Islam in Contemporary Britain". Concurrent with his position as a lecturer at the Al-Mahdi Institute, Shaykh Tajri is also currently a PhD candidate  at Lancaster University’s Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. He has been involved with lecturing to Muslim communities, in major cities around the UK as well as in North America, since 2008


-          The Sublime Purification – Zakat (2009)
Publisher: The WF of KSIMC (NGO to UN and Reg Charity UK: 282303)
Language: Arabic and English

-          Spiritual Mysteries and Ethical Secrets; Al-Ḥaqā’iq Fī Maḥāsin al-Akhlāq (2012)
Publisher: ICAS Press Ltd, London
Language: Arabic and English

-          Muntakhab Ḥikam An-Nabiyy Al-A‘dham
Publisher: ICAS Press Ltd, London
Language: Arabic and English

-          Intellectual Freedom, Censorship and the Spirit of Islam (Aug 2012)

-          Attacking Academia (Feb 2013)

-          The Evolving Role of The Pulpit (Jan 2014)

 - Tajri, M. (2016). Assessing Perceptions of Islamic Authority amongst British Shia Muslim Youth. in Muslims in the UK and Europe (2) (ed. Suleiman, Y.) pp 148-156. Cambridge: Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge

Academic Paper Presentation

1) The Decentralisation of the Hawza System and the Disintegration of A‘lamiyyah 
University of Oxford, Keble College Project by The University of Exeter
on behalf of The British Academy
(March 2012)

2) Assessing Perceptions of Islamic Authority  amongst British Shia Muslim Youth

      At BRAIS Conference 2015, School of Advanced Study
      (April 2015)

3) Without Forgetting the Marjiʿ…
       At BRAIS Conference 2018, University of Exeter.
       (April 2018)

4) Without Forgetting the Marjiʿ…

       At SOAS Conference on Re/Presenting Islam on Campus
       (Sept 2018)


Academic Qualifications

-          MA · Islam in Contemporary Britain, Cardiff University, 2013

-          MA · Islamic Studies, Middlesex University, 2010

-          Dip · Advanced Arabic Language, Grammar and Poetry, Damascus University, 2007

-          BA · Islamic Studies, Middlesex University, 2007