He is the Director of the Centre for Academic Shi’a Studies and also Director of Public Affairs at the Al-Khoei Foundation. He is actively involved in Islamic ecumenism and inter-denominational rapprochement and takes a leading role in projecting his community’s perspectives to British Muslims.
In addition to his intellectual interests, he is a regular participant and contributor to numerous inter-faith conventions and intra-faith conferences. He is also a founding trustee of several Muslim organisations, including FAIR (Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism) and AMSS (Association of Muslim Social Scientists). His social commitment and community involvement extend to all walks of life and has influenced him to become a founding member of the National Council for the Welfare of Muslim Prisoners.