sheikh jehad ismail
Sheikh Jehad Mohammed Wassef Ismail was born in Kuwait in 1964 to Lebanese Parents. He lived in Kuwait until He was 14 years old. In 1978, He migrated to Australia with his parents. He finished his High School and joint the University of Western, completed a BA degree in Interpreting and Translation in the mid. 80's. He decided to go and pursue his religious education, and chose Al-Azhar university as his place of studies, having been born to Sunni parents.
After graduating from the faculty of Da'wah and Usool. He came back home to Australia and began his Tabligh work. He was always interested in the School of Thought of Ahlul-al-Bait (A.S), mainly through the influence of his late father who had in fact met the late Ayatollah Sheikh Mohammad Hussein Aal-Kashef Al-Ghataa, who was the Grand Mar'je of the time. My father was a great advocate of unity between Sunni's and Shia's. After reading so much literature about the Shia School of Thought, He decided to convert. He then went to Qum, Iran to modify his religious studies according to the School of Ahlul-al-Bait (A.S).
He is currently working as the Imam & Religious advisor of Nabi Akram mosque in Sydney. He has also held a number of government and non-government positions, the main one being an official government Interpreter/Translator in the Australian court system. Until recently He was the Head of the Arabic and Islamic Studies Department in Al-Zahra Islamic College, Sydney. He is also one of the official spokesperson on behalf of the Islamic community with the Australian government & media.