Sayed M. Modarresi

Faith Leader and Theologian

Sayed Mahdi Modarresi is a faith leader, author, and lecturer, who specializes in Islamic spirituality and theology. Featured in global media outlets such as the BBC, The Independent, Huffington Post, New Statesman, the Vatican Press Office, among others. He has led prayers at the United States House of Representatives, and delivers lectures around the world. As an expert in interfaith relations, he leads Interpath, a unique outreach program designed to strengthen ties between Muslims and other major faith traditions. An alumnus of traditional Islamic research institutes and Western universities, Sayed Modarresi provides a unique perspective on Islam in a modern cosmopolitan context. He advises senior religious leaders on strategic faith initiatives with a particular focus on combating violent extremism. Modarresi has lectured at various universities, including UNSW, UCL, King’s College, Imperial, Queen Mary, University of Manchester, and London University’s School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS). Sayed's Amazon author profile here: