Famous scholar and literary figure, Seyyed ibn Tawous Hilli
Compiled by: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On 1st of the Islamic month of Sha’ban in 693 AH, the famous scholar and literary figure, Seyyed Ghiyaseddin Abdul-Karim ibn Ahmad ibn Musa ibn Tawous Hilli, passed away in the Iraqi city of Kazemain at the age of 45 years and his body was taken to holy Najaf for burial. He was born in the holy city of Karbala. His father is the compiler of the famous book “Iqbaal al-A’maal”.
The Tawous family was famous in Iraq and Iran, and its members not only were educated and knowledgeable, but also widely respected by for their virtue, piety, and devotion to the cause of the Ahl al-Bayt. Abdul-Karim memorized the Holy Qur'an by the age of 11 years and studied Arabic literature and theology under prominent figures, including his father, as well as Muhaqqiq Hilli and Khwajah Naseereddin Tousi. He is the author of several books including “Farhat al-Ghary be Sarhat al-Qory”