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Lady Zohra Ṣafāʼī

Muslim Scholar biography

Place of birth: Ardebil Born Zohreh Sefati was born in Abadan, Iran in 1953, and raised in a religious family. She was the daughter of a pious, kindly man, and her mother was known for her noble personality and for having the entire Qur’an memorized. Education Her parent both encouraged her …

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Laday Sayyida Noṣrat Bīgom Amīn

Muslim Scholar biography

Place of birth: Isfahan, Iran Place of Demise, Isfahan, Iran Born & Her Family Beygum Aminwas born in 1276 SC (1897 CE) in Isfahan. Her father, Hajji Sayyed Muhammad Ali Amin al-Tujjar Isfahani was a pious and generous man, and her mother was a respectable and benevolent woman. Hajji Sayyed Muhammad …

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Muḥammad Yaqūbī

Muslim Scholar biography

Place of birth: Najaf Born Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoobi was born in the holy city of al-Najaf and, more precisely, in the house of his grandfather in the dawn on the seventeenth of Rabi` al-Awwal, AH 1380 falling on September 1960, which coincides with the anniversary of the birth of Muhammad. He …

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Mollā ʻAlī Kanī

Muslim Scholar biography

Place of birth: Tehran Place of Demise: Tehran Born Hajj Mulla Ali Kani, a Shiʿi scholar whose power and prominence in the affairs of Tehran for more than four decades earned him the semi-official title of raʾis al-mojtahedin (“chief of the mojtaheds”), as well as accusations of inordinate greed born in 1805 …

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Muḥammad Ḥusayn Kāshif al-Ghita’

Muslim Scholar biography

Place of birth: Najaf Place of Demise: Najaf Born Muhammad Hussain Kashef al-Gheta’ was born in Najaf in 1877. His Education and Teachers He benefited from instruction by all the luminaries of the day resident there. With Mirzā Ḥosayn Nuri (d. 1903), he studied Hadith; with Mollā Reżā Hamadāni (d. 1904), kalām …

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Muḥammad Taqī Majlisī

Muslim Scholar biography

Place of birth: Isfahan Place of Demise: Isfahan Born and Family Muhammad Taqi Majlesi, the son of Maqṣud-ʿAli Eṣfahāni, commonly referred to as Majlesi-ye Awwal, an important Twelver Shiʿite jurist and Hadith scholar in Safavid Iran was born in 1594. He is generally considered to be the first eminent member of what …

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Muḥammad Ibrahīm Kalbāsī

Muslim Scholar biography

Place of birth: Isfahan Place rolls: Isfahan Born & Family Prominent Oṣuli jurist, influential in the affairs of Isfahan during the reigns of Fatḥ-ʿAli Shah and Muhammad Shah, Ḥāj Muḥammad Ebrāhim Kalbasi, was born in 1766 in Isfahan. His father, Ḥāj Muhammad had migrated there, by way of Kāḵk in eastern Khorasan, …

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Sayyid ʻAbd al-Ḥādī Shīrāzī

Muslim Scholar biography

Place of birth: Samarra Place of Demise: Najaf Born & Upbringing Ayatollah Sayyed Abd al-Hadi Shirazi, a Shiite scholar of Najaf, highly regarded for his learning and piety was born in Samarra, Iraq in 1926. His father, Mīrzā Esmāʿīl Shirazi, also a faqīh, was a cousin of the celebrated Mīrzā Ḥassan Shiraz …

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Muḥammad Ḥassan ʻAshtīyānī

Muslim Scholar biography

Place of birth: Iran Place of Demise: Najaf Born Ayatollah Mirza Muhammad Hassan Ashtiyani, late nineteenth-century mojtahed who played an important role in the campaign against the tobacco concession of 1891 was born in 1832. Education Like most scholars of the period, he received his higher religious training in Najaf, where his …

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