• May 17, 2023
  • By Shahid Juma

Shaykh Muhammad Khalfan was born in Mombasa, Kenya. Having completed his secondary education, he went to Qum where he attained a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies. He then spent more than a decade on various tabligh activities, after which he returned to Qum to do a Master’s degree. He is currently completing a PhD on Islamic Mysticism at the University of Religions and Denominations.

Shaykh Khalfan has served the community in various capacities; he was a tutor at Al-Muntazir Islamic Seminary in Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania; Director of Hawzat al-Muntazar (aj) in Antananarivo, Madagascar; Head of Islamic Religious Education at Jaffery Academy, Mombasa; and Head of the Middle Eastern Section at the Islamic Institute for Post Graduate Studies in Damascus. At present, he runs the al-Imam al-Sajjad (a) Foundation in Qum.

Among his publications are Soaring to the Only Beloved (2001), Manifestations of the All-Merciful (vol. 1: 2002; vol. 2: 2004), The Divine Invitation (2004), The Sacred Effusion (vol. 1: 2009; vol. 2: 2013), Seeking Light (2014), Seeking Elevation (2015), Prescriptions for Physicians (2017), and The Tablet of Fatima (‘a) (2018).