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Sayyid ʻAbdollah Mūsawī Shīrāzī

Ayatollah Sayyed Abdullah Shirazi

Place of birth: Shiraz – Iran Place of Demise: Mashhad – Iran Born and Upbringing Ayatollah Sayyed Abdullah Shirazi was born on Feb 25, 1892 in Shiraz, Iran, he was sent into exile at the age of 15 with his father, Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Tahir al-Shirazi, for resisting the Qajar and British …

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Sayyid ʻAbd al-Aʻlā Mūsawī Sabzewārī

Sayyed Abdulala Musavi Sabzevari

Place of birth: Sabzevar – Iran Place of Demise: Najaf – Iraq Born Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Abdul-A’la Musavi Sabzevari was born in the northeastern Iranian city of Sabzevar, Khorasan. Education He learned Islamic sciences in his hometown until the age of 14 before moving to holy Mashhad the provincial capital to continue …

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ʻAbdullāh Jawādi Āmolī

He was born in Amul (Iran), in 1933, into a family known for its religious background. His father was an eminent scholar and preacher in that region. Religious Education Ayatollah Jawadi Amuli entered the Hawzah of Amul, after finishing his primary education, and for five years, he benefited from great …

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Mortaḍā Moqtadāʼī

Born Ayatollah Muqtadaa’i was born in the city of Isfahan in 1935. His father, the late Ayatollah Mahmoud Muqtadaa’i (known as Shaykhul Shari`ah = the Shaykh of Islamic Law), was an eminent scholar of that region. Religious Education After finishing primary school, Shaykh Muqtadaa’i entered the Islamic Seminary of Isfahan, …

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Ḥusayn Nūrī Hamedānī

Ayatollah Nouri Hamadani was born in Hamadan, Iran in 1925. Education He began his studies under the care of his father at the age of seven. He learned Persian literature, the poetical works of ‘Gulistan’ (a book of moral poetry), composition, mathematics from the book ‘Nisaab’, and Usool from the …

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Jaʻfar Sobhānī

Born Ayatollah Subhani was born in Tabriz, Iran in 1922. Education He went to a theological school after finishing primary school. In the theological school he studied Arabic literature, Fiqh (jurisprudence), and Usool (principles). His studies there lasted until 1946. Emigration to Qum After 1946 he migrated to Qom to …

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Ibrāhīm Amīnī

He was born in 1925 in Najaf Abad (a province in Isfahan), where he also finished primary school. Religious Education In 1942 he entered the Islamic Seminary of Isfahan to begin his religious studies. At this seminary he completed texts in literature, logic, usool, and fiqh (law) at the intermediate …

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Bashīr Ḥosayn Najafī

Birth and Upbringing He was born in the year 1942 in the city of Jalandhar, India and was raised in its spiritual environment where he picked up the love of Ahul-Bayt (as). He was raised with the highest morals and the most noble of virtues and both his mother and …

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Sayyid ʻAlī Ḥosaynī Khameneʼī

Ayatullah Khamenei in his own words is one of the students of Imam Khomeini in the areas of jurisprudence and its principles, and in revolutionary and political ideas. However, the first spark of his political activism and hatred for oppression was inspired by the great revolutionist and Martyr Sayyid Mujtaba …

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Loṭfullāh Ṣāfi Golpāyegānī

Ayatullah al-`Uzma al-Hajj ash-Shaykh Lutfullah as-Safi, a renowned Faqhi, Scholar of Islam and one of the greatest thinkers of our time, was born in the year 1337 Hijri (1917) in the city of Gulpaygan, Iran. Family His father, the late Ayatullah Akhund Mulla Muhammad al-Jawad as-Safi (b.1867) was a wellknown …

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