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June, 2018

  • 29 June

    A Look at the Life of Ayatollah Sayyid Muḥammad Beheshtī

    Sayyid Muḥammad Ḥusayni Behishtī  was an influential and noticeable clergy in the Islamic Revolution of Iran. He studied under scholars such as Ayatullah Burujirdi, Imam Khomeini, Muhaqqiq Damad and ‘Allama Tabataba’i In seminary of Qom. Born and Upbringing Shahid (the martyr) sayyid Muhammad Husseini Beheshti was born in Aban 2nd, ...

  • 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)...

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