Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Hussein Tabatabai Boroujerdi
Compiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On March 30, 1961 AD, Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Hussein Tabatabai Boroujerdi, passed away in the holy city of Qom. After studying preliminary Islamic sciences in his hometown, Boroujerd, he left for the Najaf Seminary in Iraq, acquiring knowledge under the prominent Ulema of his time. He later on returned to Iran and conducted scientific and social activities.
In the year 1945, he went to the holy city of Mashhad and thereafter Qom, and became a Source of Emulation. Under his supervision, the Qom Seminary vastly expanded. At this time, Grand Ayatollah Boroujerdi gained the opportunity to introduce the rich Islamic culture globally and to take positive steps for the proximity and unity of Islamic denominations with the cooperation of other thinkers of the World of Islam.
His important measures include revival of important and valuable works of Islamic Ulema; compilation of numerous scientific and religious books; construction of mosques in Iranian cities; development of the Hamburg Mosque in Germany; and grooming of prominent students, such as the Father of Islamic Revolution, late Imam Khomeini (RA).