Our History

The 1960s were a time when communication lacked technology capable of reaching many people. It was a period that had yet to witness the internet, satellites, cell phones, social networks, and other modern methods of communication. The only ways to communicate were by telephone, telex, and mail. Acknowledging that these methods were difficult to use and many people around the world had no access to them, communicating with people around the world was limited and difficult.

Meanwhile, during the 60s Islam’s call was yet to reach many parts of the world or was spread incorrectly, this was despite the passage of nearly 1400 years from Islam’s emergence. Therefore, people from different religions had many questions when confronting Muslims and their acts of worship (such as prayer, fasting, hijab, prohibition of pork consumption, etc.). In addition, due to a lack of access to reputable religious centers and useful truthful books, many Muslims deviated from their religion.

Under such circumstances, in 1966, the Worldwide Organization for Islamic Services was established by two conscientious and devoted individuals; the late Sayed Morteza Nouri and the late Sayed Mohammad Ali Shahrestani, to fulfill their religious and moral duty.  This organization has had significant activities in the fields of authoring, translating, researching, and publishing books with correct Islamic ideology in the modern languages in the subjects of Saying (Hadith), interpretation, history, Quranic sciences, theology, etc.

The services of this institute are:

Currently, WOFIS’s activities include those listed in the “Who We Are” section.

Since accessing most scientific and cultural centers has become easy thanks to the Internet, the Worldwide Organization for Islamic Services has been taking advantage of the situation in the past decades launching a website to spread information and expand its activities.