Alireza Panahian was born in Tehran, Iran in 1965. His father was a successful clergyman and promoter of Islam in Tehran. Panahian studied at Howzeh-ye-Elmieh Qom, the most prestigious Islamic school in Iran, He began his studies at Howzeh when he was in the sixth grade in 1977, taking his regular coursework at school. He has gained knowledge from the most prominent Islamic teachers such as Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran.
From the beginning of high school along with his studies at Howzeh, he has paid attention to promoting Islam and teaching in academic environments. He is currently a faculty member at Takhasosi Tabligh Center (Specialty Promotion Center) and cooperates with this center in teaching and planning course syllabi. In addition, he also teaches at Howzeh-ye-Elmieh in Qom.