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Yousif Al-Khoei



Yousif al-Khoei is the Director of the Centre for Academic Shi'a Studies and also Director of Public Affairs at the Al-Khoei Foundation. The philanthropic  foundation operates a number of pioneering educational, social, and religious programmes in the United Kingdom, as well as in New York, Montreal, Paris,  Bangkok, Islamabad and several other worldwide locations. Yousif is actively involved in Islamic ecumenism and inter-denominational rapprochement and  takes a leading role in projecting his community’s perspectives to British Muslims.

In addition to his intellectual interests, he is a regular participant and contributor to numerous inter-faith conventions and intra-faith conferences. He is also a founding trustee of several Muslim organisations, including FAIR (Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism) and AMSS (Association of Muslim Social Scientists). His social commitment and community involvement extends to all walks of life and has influenced him to become a founding member of the National Council for the Welfare of Muslim Prisoners.

The Al-Khoei Foundation is a founding member of MINAB (Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board) and Yousif is a member of the Executive Board.