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Sayyid Muḥammad Ṣadr

Muslim Scholar biography

Place of birth: Najaf – Iraq Born Sayyed Muhammad al-Sadr was born in the holy city of Najaf in 1943. He was an only child. His father Sayyed Muhammad Sadiq was a mujtahid (qualified to make independent juridical decisions), his grandfather and great-grandfather were marjas. His mother was the daughter of …

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Muḥammad ʻAlī Shomālī

Place of birth: Tehran Muhammad Ali Shomali was born in Tehran, Iran in 1965. Education Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali is a graduate of the Islamic Seminaries of Qum and has also both a BA and an MA in Western Philosophy from the University of Tehran. He has earned his Doctorate in …

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Moḥsin Arākī

Muslim Scholar biography

Place of birth: Najaf   Born Ayatollah Mohsen Araki was born in Najaf in 1955 in a well-educated family. His father was one of the well-known jurisprudents in Najaf seminary and a forerunner in the realm of religion. His late father, Ayatollah Habibollah Araki was the son of the Piet elite, …

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Sayyid Muḥammad Riḍwī

Muslim Scholar biography

Place of birth: India Born He was born in 1957 in a family of ‘ulamã’ in Bihar, India. He comes from a region in Bihar (Siwan District, previously known as Saran) that has produced well-known Shi‘a scholars in the Indian sub-continent. Emigration to Africa & Started Education Migrated to Africa …

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Riḍā Rameḍānī Gīlānī

Muslim Scholar biography

Place of birth: Iran – Gilan   Born Ayatullah Dr. Ramezani was born in a religious family in Rasht, North of Iran in 1963.   Education Besides learning classical subjects, he continued religious and theological lessons informally. In 1359, he formally commenced his preliminary lessons at the Islamic seminary in Rasht under …

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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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