[Washington DC - October 29, 2023] – With heavy hearts and profound grief, the Shia Muslim Foundation mourns the sudden departure of the esteemed scholar, Sayed Asad Jafri. His loss is a deep wound in the hearts of the Shia Muslim community worldwide, as we bid farewell to a luminary who illuminated our path with his wisdom and devotion.
Sayed Asad Jafri, hailing from Toronto, Canada, was a product of a vibrant Islamic upbringing and community. The Sayed in pursuit of knowledge, attained a Bachelor of Computer Science Degree from the United States before his journey led him to the holy city of Qom. There, he completed his studies in Quranic Sciences, a testament to his unwavering commitment to the teachings of Ahlul Bayt.
In 2006, Sayed Jafri embarked on a mission to spread the teachings of the Ahlul Bayt, making stops in cities across the United States and Canada. While proficient in English, Urdu, and Farsi, he chose the English language to deliver his sermons and lectures, ensuring accessibility to a broader audience.
Beyond the pulpit, Sayed Jafri was a dynamic presence at various Islamic gatherings, including camps, fundraisers, and seminars. His discourses predominantly revolved around contemporary issues, offering profound insights into global developments and the unique challenges faced by the youth in the Western world.
In his unquenchable thirst for knowledge and spiritual growth, Sayed Asad Jafri also pursued a Master's degree in Islamic Theology at the Islamic College in London, a testament to his deep commitment to Shia scholarship.
The passing of Sayed Asad Jafri is an irreplaceable loss to the global Shia community. His teachings, illuminated by the light of the Ahlul Bayt, have left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of countless Shia Muslims, especially the youth who revered him as a guiding mentor.
The Shia Muslim Foundation extends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and admirers of Sayed Asad Jafri. We pray for his eternal reward and implore that his legacy of enlightenment and devotion continues to guide and inspire generations to come.
Please recite Surah Fatiha in his honor.