Grand Ayatollah Allamah Mirza Mohammad Hussein Na'ini
Compiled by: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On 15th of the Islamic month of Zil-Qa'dah in 1276 AH, the Source of Emulation, Grand Ayatollah Allamah Mirza Mohammad Hussein Na'ini, was born in the central Iranian city of Na'in in a religious family. He completed his preliminary studies in his hometown before leaving for Iraq for higher studies at the famous seminary of holy Najaf. He studied under such prominent ulema as Mirza-e Shirazi, and besides theology was well versed in mathematics, philosophy, and mysticism.
Among his most important compilations, mention can be made of “Tanbih al-Ummah va Tanziha al-Millah” which outlines the duties of ulema and people and the necessity of campaign against tyrannical regimes. This was an effective step by Grand Ayatollah Na’ini in awakening the Iranian people, whose struggles against local despotism and foreign hegemony were to triumph decades later under the guidance of the Father of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini (RA). Among his other books mention could be made of “Wasilat an-Naja'at”. He passed away at the age of 79.