Nabi Raza Mir (a.k.a. Nabi Raza Abidi)

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NameNabi Raza Mir
Birth placeAlipur, Karnataka, India
Home townAlipur, Karnataka
ResidenceFremont, California
ReligionShia Islam
ChildrenFive sons

Nabi Raza Mir[1] (Arabic: نبی رضا میر ) is an Islamic scholar. He studied in Hawza of Qom for 15 years and has earned the title of "Hujjat al-Islam". Nabi Mir also studied at University of Tehran in parallel and received a PhD in Theology and Philosophy. He is currently an Imam of SABA Center.

Other names

Nabi Raza Mir also goes by the following names/titles: Nabi Raza Abidi, Nabi R. Mir, Moulana Nabi Raza Abidi, Syed Abidi, Hajiagha Abedi, Dr. Abidi, Hujjat al-Islam Nabi Raza Abidi.

Early years

Nabi Raza Mir was born and raised in Alipur, Karnataka, India, by a religious family. Since childhood he had deep passion to study Islam. At the age of 14, his father agreed to send him to Iran where he would study in Hawza of Qom for the next 15 years. Nabi Mir primarily focused on philosophy while studying in Hawza. His deep interest in Philosophy and Theology became evident to Ayatollah Ja'far Sobhani upon which Ayatollah Lankarani recommended one of the dean at University of Tehran to enroll Nabi Mir into the Philosophy department. Hence Nabi Mir studied both at Hawza of Qom as well as University of Tehran in parallel and received his PhD in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Tehran. After his education in Iran, he continued his life with business in different countries such as Dubai and Japan. In Japan he also founded a Hussainia and delivered speeches in Persian language|Persian, Urdu, and Arabic languages. In 2002 he moved to United States to take the position of resident Alim at SABA.

Leadership at SABA Center

Nabi Raza Mir has been the resident Alim of SABA Center since 2002. He leads congressional prayer and delivers speeches at Thursday nights at SABA and also conducts Friday prayer as well as the Friday sermon. Nabi Mir directs most activities and programs held at Saba such as the Youth programs, burial services, Hajj, matrimonial services, and Sunday School.


Nabi Raza Mir has written a few books in Farsi while studying in Iran. However he has not yet written a book in English. He has, however, written a Hajj guide book.


  1. Ali Mir (a.k.a. Ishraq Abidi), the son of Nabi Raza Mir (a.k.a. Nabi Raza Abidi), created an article about his father in Wikipedia; however, the page was removed from there because Nabi Raza was deemed not notable. We preserved the deleted article in a wiki dedicated to Nabi Raza Mir.

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