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Ayatollah Gerami Qomi

Muḥammad ʻAlī Gerāmī Qomī

Place of birth: Qum – Iran


Shaykh Gerami was born in Qum on September,1938.

He entered into Qum’s seminary, after finishing primary school and some intermediate classes. At the age of eighteen, he began the Kharij level of Fiqh (jurisprudence) under Ayatollah Uzma Boroujerdi and Imam Khumayni. Shaykh Gerami also benefited from many eminent scholars such as Araki, Gulpaygani, Ha’iri, Yazdi, Muhaqqiq Damad, and Mirza Hashim Aamuli in the areas of Fiqh and Usool (principles). He learned philosophy from Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba’i.

While studying in the Islamic Seminary, Gerami had the opportunity to teach most of the seminary texts. Today, Shaykh Gerami teaches Fiqh and Usool at the Kharij stage. Shaykh Gerami has many compilations in the field of Fiqh, Usool, and other sciences.
It is said that Shaykh Gerami has participated in many political activities against the regime of the Shah, and he has played an effective role in days of establishing unions, states’ and districts’ cooperatives, the referendum, and the capitulation. As a result of his hard work he was imprisoned and exiled many times.

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