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August, 2019

July, 2019

  • 8 July

    Sayyid Muḥammad Bāqir al-Shaftī

    Al-Sayyid Muḥammad Bāqir al-Shaftī is a Shiite mujtahid and scholar of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) in the Qajari period. He was a prominent scholar of fiqh in his time, and one of the first faqihs who was known with the title "Hujjat al-Islam"...

  • 8 July

    Mirza Abu al-Hasan Shaʻrani

    Abū al-Ḥasan Sha'rānī (b. 1320/1902 - d. 1393/1973) was a Shiite scholar and philosopher in the fourteenth/twentieth century, knew French and English, and was an expert in Quranic studies, hadith, fiqh, usul al-fiqh, kalam (Islamic theology), Islamic philosophy, geometry, and...

April, 2019

  • 9 April

    Hamza b. ‘Ali b. Zuhra al-Halabi

    Al-Sayyid Abūl-Makārim ʿIzz al-Dīn Ḥamza b. ʿAlī b. Zuhra al-Ḥusaynī al-Ḥalabī, b. 511/1118 - d. 588/1189) famous as Ibn Zuhra was a Faqih, Usuli, Mutikallim, Nahwi, and one of the great Shi'a scholars of...

February, 2019

  • 21 February

    Ayatollah Muhammad Mo’men Passes Away at 81

    Ayatollah Mohammad Mo’men a member of Assembly of Experts of the Leadership and The Guardian Council of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran passed away at age 81 in...

December, 2018

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...

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