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About Us

Al-Maarif Foundation was established as a not-for-profit organization in Canada. It’s main goals consist of the following:

  • The propagation of Islam according to the Shi’a Ithna ‘Ashari faith through various mediums
  • To help charitable causes locally, as well as globally such as those in India, Iraq, Pakistan, African countries & more.
  • To uplift the quality of life for those who are underprivileged. This is done by providing them shelter, food, clean water, and other aids to help people take steps towards stability.
  • Long term goals of assisting the underprivileged by also helping their children in acquiring quality education, and supporting deserving students of the underprivileged families with grants for higher education.
  • To cooperate and work with other individuals and organizations with similar aims and objectives, both locally and internationally

Al-Ma’arif Publications

  • For many years, Al-Ma’arif has been publishing new works in various fields, largely authored by Shi’i scholar Syed Muhammad Rizvi (Toronto, Canada)
  • Some of the works published by Al-Ma’arif and/or written by Syed Muhammad Rizvi include:
  • Many of these titles are available in our online Bookstore. New titles are regularly added, but if you are looking for something that isn’t listed, please contact us for more information.
  • Al-Ma’arif Publications has also undertaken the initiative of updating, editing, and republishing previous works in order to bring the words of the Ahlul Bayt to the Shia community at large. One of the main goals of Al-Ma’arif Publications is to reproduce the works of the late ‘Allamah Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi with refreshed formatting and annotation for circulation on a global level.
  • Current & upcoming projects include:
    • Completion of ‘A Explanatory Translation of the Qur’ãn. Currently 3 volumes covering half of the Quran is published. The remainder is almost at completion, currently undergoing edits, review, formatting, and final preparation
    • Updated and refreshed editions of previous titles, including ‘Ritual Ablutions for Women’, ‘Hajj: the Pilgrimage to Mecca’, ‘Marriage & Morals in Islam’, and others
    • Please support these efforts through volunteerism, donations, editing, printing, or shipping assistance

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