Dr. Hussain al-Shahristani was among the many people Marvin X met in Toronto, Canada during his first exile from America as a resister to the Vietnam War, 1967. Along with comrade in exile Norman Otis Richmond,  writers Jan Carew, Austin C. Clarke and singer Salome Bey, Hussain al-Shahristani befriended Marvin at Juma prayers at the University of Toronto. He gave  Marvin private lessons on Shia Islam and Arabic.


Hussain al-Shahristani