The great Iranian religious scholar and bibliographer, Aqa Bozorg Tehrani
Compiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On 13th of the Islamic month of Zil-Hajjah in 1389 AH, the great Iranian religious scholar and bibliographer, Aqa Bozorg Tehrani, passed away at the age of 96 in the holy city of Najaf.
After studying preliminary sciences, Arabic literature, logic, theology, and principles of jurisprudence in Tehran, he went to Iraq for higher studies at the famous Najaf Seminary. He studied under prominent ulema, and attained the status of Ijtehad.
He researched and compiled numerous books during his fruitful life. Through strenuous efforts, he prepared the largest Islamic bibliography titled "az-Zari'ah ila Tasaneef ash-Shi'a". He spent years of research for this purpose and visited numerous libraries in Iran, Syria, Iraq, Palestine, and Egypt.
He has left behind 25 valuable works including the voluminous series of books titled "Tabaqaat al-A'laam", which is a biographical account of ulema.