Sayyed Ali Mohammed Taqi Al-Khoei
Sayyed Ali Mohammed Taqi Al-Khoei was born on 29th of September 1988, in the holy city of Najaf Al-Ashraf, Iraq, into the family of the Spiritual leader for Shia Muslims, Ayatollah Imam Sayed Abul-Qasim Al-Khoei. After the first Gulf War, the Shi’a uprising against Saddam Hussein’s regime, and following the tragic death of his grandfather, Sayyed Ali was forced to leave Iraq for Iran due to the political unrest and the constant dangers that his family faced. Sayed Ali’s father was also tragically murdered along with other members of his family by the Ba’thist regime in the summer of 1994. Shortly after the murder of his father, he migrated to Iran for four years and then migrated to the United Kingdom where he finished his academic studies. He later returned to Iran where he started his Islamic studies at the religious seminary in Qom. In 2010 he returned to his hometown to continue his studies and take up the position as lecturer in Jurisprudence at the Religious Seminary. He currently lives in Iraq where he is studying and teaching Fiqh and Osool. He is also in charge of the Interfaith Dialogue Desk at Al Khoei Institute.
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
“Religious Interfaith Dialogue” (Al Khoei Institute – Al Balaghi Institute for interfaith dialogue)
Religious Interfaith dialogue is a learning method to promote common understanding of religious and cultural diversity and a tool to minimize hatred. Based on this values and ascertainment, Al Khoei Institute and Al Balaghi Institute for Interfaith Dialogue, designed a 3 months training involving postgraduate students and youth in relevant lectures and field visits. The orientation of these courses will be introduction into the Abrahamic religions based on their own insights. In this way, students will be able to understand the common roots of the three global religions more precisely.