Mizãn Podcasting!

In keeping with our mission of increasing accessibility to trustworthy educational Shia Islamic Education for the masses, Mizãn Productions hosts both Shaykh Amin and Shaykh Mahdi Rastani as they cover separate topics throughout the year. Check out our website to keep updated! Our podcast can be found on all major platforms, including Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast.


Welcome our newest instructor!

Mizãn Institute is happy announce Shaykh Mahdi M. Shahkolahi will be joining Mizãn Institute as an instructor! We are very blessed and excited about this opportunity, here is more about him:

Shaykh Mahdi Mohammadpour Shahkolahi is currently pursuing doctoral study in the Department of Theological and Religious Studies at Georgetown University. Raised in Maryland, Shaykh Mahdi earned his B.S. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (cum laude). Upon graduation, he spent 9 years studying traditional seminary sciences in Qom, Iran, earning a B.A. in Islamic Studies and Jurisprudence (summa cum laude), and an M.A. in Islamic Studies and Jurisprudence, with a minor in Philosophy (magna cum laude), from the al-Mustafa International University. In addition to his studies at al-Mustafa, Shaykh Mahdi spent 2 years as a visiting student at the Imam Sadiq (as) Institute (under the auspices of Grand Ayatollah Jaʿfar Subhani) and the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute (under the auspices of Grand Ayatollah MisbahYazdi) studying kalam, Sadrian Philosophy (al-Hikma al-Muta’aliya), Islamization of the Sciences, Philosophy of Religion, and Epistemology. During his graduate studies in Qom, Shaykh Shahkolahi also served as a lecturer at the al-Mustafa University, teaching undergraduate courses in Arabic Morphology (sarf), Arabic Syntax (nahw), and kalam. Shaykh Shahkolahi serves the Muslim community – both in the Washington, D.C. metro area and throughout North America – by presenting talks, conducting workshops, and teaching classes at Islamic centers/masjids, seminaries, universities, schools, and spiritual retreats.


Shaykh Mahdi M. Shahkolahi