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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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Ḥosayn Waḥīd Khorāsānī

Born Ayatollah  Hussain vahid Khorasani was born in 1921 in Neyshabour, Mashhad. Religious Education Having finished the literature lessons, he learned the Sotouh stage from the late Ayatullah Haj Shaykh Muhammad Nahawandi, and then he attended the lectures of the Kharij stage of the late Ayatullah Mirza Mehdi Isfahani and …

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Nāṣer Makārem Shīrāzī

Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi was  very active in the early days that culminated in the Islamic Revolution of Iran and it is because of this fact that he was thrown in the despotic ruler’s jail many times. In addition, he was even exiled o­n three separate occasions to three different …

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Sayyed Mousa Shobayrī Zanjānī

Born   Ayatullah Uzma Haj Sayyid Musa Shebiri Zanjani was born in 1928 in the city of Qom. He was born into a family known for its religious background. His father, Sayyid Ahmad Zanjani, was a pious and eminent scholar of the Islamic Seminary of Qom. Education After finishing primary school, …

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