Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini

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Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini (Arabic: سيد مصطفى القزويني‎ born 1961 in Karbala, Iraq) is an Islamic religious leader who has achieved recognition as a religious educator, leader and author. Al-Qazwini can allegedly trace his lineage forty-two generations back to Muhammad. Al-Qazwini initiated his higher religious studies in Qum, Iran where he was awarded with a B.A. and M.A. in Islamic Studies in 1985. During 1987-1989 he served as professor of Islamic Studies at the Islamic seminary in Damascus, Syria. From 1989-1994 he contributed as associated imam and professor of Islamic Studies at several Islamic centers and foundations in London, England. Shortly after his arrival in California in 1994, Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini became the founder and director of the Islamic Cultural Center of San Diego, California. This center was the first Shia mosque established in San Diego County for religious and social events. The success of this mosque in San Diego enabled him to found another mosque in Orange County, California. In September 1996, he founded the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County (IECOC), drawing on his experience in Islamic Studies.

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