Syed Imam Haider Zaidi

Syed Imam Haider Zaidi is an Indian Shia scholar who has spent decades of his life researching and preaching the tenets of Shia Islamic doctrines.

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Syed Imam Haider Zaidi -A Brief Introduction

With a profound dedication to the teachings of the Ahl al-Bayt, He strives to illuminate the path of knowledge and spirituality as a Shia scholar

Early life and Education

Syed Imam Haider Zaidi is born in Mohammadabad, which is a Qasba in Mau district of Uttar Pradesh. His father was also a religious preacher who taught at the local Madrasa and had a great impact on the professions of his children.

After completing middle school in  Allahabad, Zaidi began his journey of religious education in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)

Syed Imam Haider Zaidi left for Iran on 11 November, 1988 where he stayed for a decade, studying at the renowned Madarsay Hujjatya until 22 October, 1999.

For ten years he studied, researched and explored the depths of Shia Islamic studies under various eminent scholars namely Late Ayatollah Wijdani (Rahm), Ayatollah Waheed Khurasani, Ayatollah Nasir Makarim Shirazi, Ayatollah Hayati, Ayatollah Husaini Bo Shahari.


A timeline of Syed Imam Haider Zaidi’s life and work.


Syed was born in Mohammadabad, Mau district, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Early Education
  • Appears for an entrance exam to continue his scholarly study in Iran.
  • Clears the entrance held at Madarasatul Waizeen, holding the top position, and is directly invited to Iran to continue his further studies.
Leaves for Iran

Leaves for Iran to study at the renowned Madarsay Hujjatya.

Return to India
  • Syed returns to India with his wife and daughter.
  • Begins his journey as the certified religious preacher of the Shia Islamic community.
  • He finishes his bachelor’s and completes his master’s in Arabic from Lucknow University, Uttar Pradesh.
Lecture in Canada

Syed was invited to Canada to give lectures during the month of Muharram.


Travels to Tanzania, Madagascar, Oman, Dubai and England to preach and give lectures at various Islamic institutes.

Invitation for Lecture

Syed was once again invited to the Jarfi Islamic Centre in Toronto, Canada, where he gives lectures during the month of Muharram.

Invitation to the Babul Hawaij Islamic Centre

Syed was invited to the Babul Hawaij Islamic Centre in Mississauga, Canada, where he has been preaching during the months of Ramadan and Muharram for more than a decade.

Hajj Rituals

Syed performs Hajj in Mecca with his family and younger brother.

Completes Term on Central Haj Committee

Syed ends his term as a member of the Central Haj Committee of India.

A Journey of Faith

A 13-year record of giving lectures at the Bab-ul-Hawaij Islamic Centre in Mississauga, Canada.

Residing in Delhi

Syed Imam Haider Zaidi is currently residing in the bustling city of Delhi with his spouse and two daughters.

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