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Name: Waseem Razvi
Country:Australia
State:Victoria
City:Melborne
Category: Muslim Man of the Year
Total Votes: 308
 
 

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Brother Waseem Razvi, the Founder and President of ‘Islamic Research & Educational Academy’ (IREA) is an Electronic Engineer by profession. He is an exceptional presenter of Islam to Non-Muslims in the tradition of Sheikh Ahmad Deedat.

He is one of the most dynamic Islamic speakers on the subject of comparative religion, inter-religious, inter-cultural and inter-faith dialog in Melbourne and the most active Da’ee of Australia as acknowledged by many Imams, scholars & Du’aat; he has amazingly delivered more than 500 talks across Australia just in the last 4 years. He has been a regular speaker and Khateeb not just in Melbourne but across Australia for the last eight years at various Mosques, Universities & Churches. He has also been invited to address inter-religious & inter-cultural dialogues organised by other faiths including Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and Jews.

Brother Waseem rose to prominence as a prolific speaker on comparative religion nationally after his lecture on ‘Similarities between Islam and Christianity’ in December 2011. This was a major event held in Melbourne’s RMIT university lecture hall with an audience of over 1200 attending including Christian scholars of various denominations, Australian Federal Police officials, City Council members and other government officials.
He is also the visionary of the inaugural ‘Australian Islamic Peace Conference’ (AIPC) held in March 2013. The goal of the Peace Conference was to create a forum for unity for all the Mosques and the entire Muslim community of Australia, build bridges between Muslims and different Non-Muslim communities as well as a robust communication with the secular Australian authorities. All of this in order to promote peace, mutual understanding and harmony through education.

 
The impact and influence the nominee had on the Muslim word:

Brother Waseem rose to prominence as a prolific speaker on comparative religion nationally after his lecture on ‘Similarities between Islam and Christianity’ in December 2011. This was a major event held in Melbourne’s RMIT university lecture hall with an audience of over 1200 attending including Christian scholars of various denominations, Australian Federal Police officials, City Council members and other government officials. The goal of the Peace Conference was to create a forum for unity for all the Mosques and the entire Muslim community of Australia, build bridges between Muslims and different Non-Muslim communities as well as a robust communication with the secular Australian authorities. All of this in order to promote peace, mutual understanding and harmony through education.

 
The impact and influence the nominee had on the world and humanity:

Brother Waseem clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears misconceptions about Islam, using the Qur'an, authentic Hadith and other religious Scriptures as a basis, in conjunction with reason, logic and scientific facts. He is popular for his critical analysis and convincing answers to challenging questions posed by Non-Muslims. His talks are appreciated by one and all for the unique style of presentation and his memory to quote verses from Quran and books of Hadith. He also comfortably quotes verses from various scriptures of other faiths. Brother Waseem was trained in the field of Islam and comparative religion and oratorship by Brother Imran (President of IREF) in 2003 after the completion of his Engineering degree, which turned Brother Waseem’s future from being a professional in Engineering sciences to Da’wah sciences. After this training he spent a year learning various subjects of ‘Islam & Comparative Religion’ as well as delivering talks at the Islamic Centre. He has been working in the field of Islamic Da’wah for the past fifteen years, even before his arrival to Australia. Currently he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Education with the vision of establishing an Islamic school in Melbourne, which is his dream project.

 
How the nominee’s activities and achievement will continue to impact and influence in the future:

Brother Waseem has given up his career and dedicated all his time and energy to doing Dawah. For this we pray that Allah makes things easier for him and accept his efforts in the cause of conveying Islam. He has been working in the field of Islamic Da’wah for the past fifteen years, even before his arrival to Australia. Currently he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Education with the vision of establishing an Islamic school in Melbourne, which is his dream project.

 
List of any references that support the nomination, i.e books, magazaines, websites, ..etc

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130911179986
https://www.facebook.com/pages/IREA/181471978574423?sk=timeline
http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm/images/index.cfm?method=home.PrintContent&fa=regcon&action=Print&contentid=20131023184331&simplelayout=1
http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm/images/index.cfm?method=home.PrintContent&fa=regcon&action=Print&contentid=20131007182890&simplelayout=1
https://www.facebook.com/IREAPeaceConference
http://www.faithvictoria.org.au/upcoming-events/event/344-similarities-between-islam-and-christianity