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Reza Shah-Kazemi is an author who specializes in comparative mysticism, Islamic Studies, Sufism and Shi'ism. He is the founding editor of the Islamic World Report and currently a Research Associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies with the Department of Academic Research and Publications.[1] He received degrees in International Relations and Politics at Sussex and Exeter University, before receiving his doctorate in Comparative Religion from the University of Kent in 1994. He later acted as a consultant to the Institute for Policy Research in Kuala Lumpur.[2]


  • "Loving Compassion in Islam and Buddhism: Rahma and Karunā", Religions-Adyan, Issue 1, 2011 [contributed article]
  • The Sacred Foundations of Justice in Islam (World Wisdom, 2007) ISBN 978-1-933316-26-0
  • The Underlying Religion: An Introduction to the Perennial Philosophy (World Wisdom, 2007) ISBN 978-1-933316-43-7 [contributed article]
  • My Mercy Encompasses All: The Koran's Teachings on Compassion, Peace and Love (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2007) ISBN 978-1-59376-144-8
  • Justice and Remembrance: Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali (I. B. Tauris, 2007) ISBN 978-1-84511-526-5
  • Paths to Transcendence (World Wisdom, 2006) ISBN 978-0-941532-97-6
  • Sufism: Love and Wisdom (World Wisdom, 2006) ISBN 978-0-941532-75-4 [contributed article]
  • The Other in the Light of the One: The Universality of the Qur'an and Interfaith Dialogue (Islamic Texts Society, 2006) ISBN 978-1-903682-47-0
  • Paths to the Heart (World Wisdom, 2004) ISBN 978-0-941532-43-3 [contributed article]
  • Seeing God Everywhere: Essays on Nature and the Sacred (World Wisdom, 2004) ISBN 978-0-941532-42-6 [contributed article]
  • Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition (World Wisdom, 2004) ISBN 978-0-941532-60-0 [contributed article]
  • Doctrines of Shi`i Islam: A Compendium of Imami Beliefs and Practices (I. B. Tauris, 2001) ISBN 978-1-86064-780-2
  • Algeria: Revolution Revisited (Islamic World Report) (I. B. Tauris, 1998) ISBN 978-1-86064-368-2
  • Avicenna (Heroes from the East) (Hood Hood Books Ltd, 1997) ISBN 978-1-900251-23-5
  • Crisis In Chechnia (Islamic World Reports) (Isbs, 1996) ISBN 978-1-901230-00-0
  • Bosnia (Islamic World Reports) (Isbs, 1996) ISBN 978-1-901230-01-7
  • Turkey (Islamic World Reports) (Isbs, 1996) ISBN 978-1-901230-02-4

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