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June, 2018

  • 19 June

    Sheikh Hussayn al-Hilli, the Great Shia Faqih

    Ḥusayn al-Ḥillī, the great Imami Jurist of 14th century, was one of the students of Mirza Muhammad Husayn Na'ini and Diya' al-Din 'Iraqi. He was the teacher of al-Sayyid Muhammad Taqi al-Hakim, al-Sayyid Muhammad Sa'id al-Hakim, and...

May, 2018

  • 18 May

    Sayyid Muḥammad Kāẓim Ṭabāṭabāʾī al-Yazdī

    Al-Sayyid Muḥammad Kāẓim al-Ṭabāṭabāʾī al-Yazdī (b. 1247/1831 – d.1337/1919) was a well-known Shiite Scholar of fiqh and the author of the book, al-‘Urwat al-wuthqa. He undertook Shiite authority (marja’iyya) after Mirza Muhammad Hasan al-Shirazi. He was an opponent of the Iranian Constitutional Movement, and this led to disputes and contentions ...

April, 2018

  • 11 April

    Sayyid Muḥammad ʿAlī Muwaḥḥid Abṭaḥī

    Sayyid Muḥammad ʿAlī Muwaḥḥid Abṭaḥī, (b. 1349/1930 - d. 1422/2002) was a scholar in fiqh, rijal, hadith and he was a Shi'ite marja' al-Taqlid in the last century. He has written numerous works and he is regarded as a prominent figure in rijal, hadith, fiqh, and exegesis of the...

  • 7 April

    Sayyid Muḥammad ʿAlī b. Ismaʿiī al-Ṣadr

    Al-Sayyid Muḥammad ʿAlī b. Ismaʿiī al-Ṣadr known as al-Sayyid Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Ṣadr (b. 1299/1881-2 - d.1373/1953) was a Shi'ite marja' and an expert of usul al-fiqh, rijal, poetry, and tafsir (exegesis) of the Holy Qur'an...

January, 2018

  • 22 January

    Mīrzā Abul-Qāsim b. Muḥammad Ḥasan al-Shaftī (Mīrzā al-Qummī)

    Al-Mīrzā Abul-Qāsim b. Muḥammad Ḥasan al-Shaftī, commonly known as al-Mīrzā al-Qummī and al-Muḥaqqiq al-Qummī, was a Shi'a Marja' in the 12th/18th and 13th/19th centuries....

  • 22 January

    Muhammad Hasan al-Najafi (the Author of Jawahir)

    Muḥammad Ḥasan b. Bāqir b. ʿAbd al-Raḥīm b. Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Raḥīm al-Sharīf al-Iṣfahānī (b. around the year 1202/1787 – d.1266/1850), known as Ṣāḥib al-Jawāhir (the author of al-Jawahir), was an Usuli Shiite scholar of fiqh in the thirteenth/nineteenth century in Najaf. His most important work is the book, Jawahir ...

  • 5 January

    Abū Muḥammad Faḍl b. Shādhān b. Khalīl al-Azdī al-Nīshābūrī

    Abū Muḥammad Faḍl b. Shādhān b. Khalīl al-Azdī al-Nīshābūrī, (d. 260/873) was an Imami scholar of kalam and fiqh. In his al-Rijal, al-Shaykh al-Tusi mentioned Ibn Shadhan as a companion of Imam al-Hadi (a). He learned from masters such as Muhammad b. Abi 'Umayr (d. 217/832) in Baghdad and met...

  • 5 January

    Abū Muḥammad Ḥasan b. ʿAli al-Ḥadhāʾ al-ʿUmmānī or al-ʿAmmānī

    Abū Muḥammad Ḥassan b. ʿAli al-Ḥadhāʾ al-ʿUmmānī or al-ʿAmmānī, known as Ibn Abī ʿAqīl was a Shi'a scholar of hadith, fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), and kalam (theology) in the fourth/tenth century during the Minor Occultation (al-ghayba al-sughra) (260/879-329/941 )...

  • 5 January

    Abū ʿAlī Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. al-Junayd al-Kātib al-Iskāfī

    Abū ʿAlī Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. al-Junayd al-Kātib al-Iskāfī, known as Ibn al-Junayd al-Iskāfī, was an Imami scholar of fiqh and kalam in the fourth/tenth century. Ibn al-Junayd was born in Iskaf near Baghdad. He was a teacher of al-Shaykh al-Mufid. Ibn al-Junayd and Ibn Abi Aqil al-'Ummani are both called "al-Qadimayn" (that is, two ancient scholars of fiqh)...

October, 2017

  • 29 October

    A Look at life of Late Grand Ayatollah Khu’i

    The Muslim world has lost one of its brightest stars when, at 3:13 pm on Saturday, Safar 8, 1413 (August 8, 1992), Ayatollah al-Uzma (Grand or Supreme Ayatollah, the highest theological degree in Shi'a Islam) Abul-Qasim Khu’i died at...

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