Dr Shah Naqavi is the founder and Dean of the Shīʿah Institute, located in Bloomsbury, London. He is an accomplished scholar and author who has overseen the development of the Shīʿah Institute into an internationally renowned academic institution, which has many high-end scholarly book series and numerous publications to its name, and a Fellowship of more than 70 scholars –from some of the most renowned universities around the world. Dr Shah Naqavi champions good relationships amongst Islamic schools of law and doctrine. He is currently engaged with numerous academic projects, including an English literary translation and Arabic critical edition of the Nahj al-Balāghah. Dr Shah Naqavi is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Hertfordshire, U.K., a lifetime honour, which he has held since March 2016.