The grand Ayatullah alUzma Shaikh Husain Mazaheri
The grand Ayatullah alUzma Shaikh Husain Mazaheri, the leading Marja Taqlid of Shia Muslims in the world was born into a religious family in 1934 in the city of Isfahan, Iran, Ayatullah Mazaheri was a mere 15 years old when he began his Islamic studies in the Hawza `Ilmiyyah of Isfahan. He completed his `Arabic studies under the guidance of the late Hajj Agha Ahmad Muqaddas. His higher studies were conducted under the guidance of Ayatullah Khadimi, and Ayatullah Fayyad.
Four years later, he moved to Hawza `Ilmiyyah of Qom to continue his studies under the supervision of the late scholar to‑Qum Hajj Shaikh `Abd al‑Jawad Jabal al‑`Amuli, the late Marja` Ayatullah al‑`Uzma al‑Sayyid Shahab al‑Din Mar'ashi Najafi, and the late Ayatullah Shaikh Murtada Haeri.
For more than eight years, he studied Dars‑e‑Kharij under Ayatulldh al`Uzma al‑Hajj al‑Sayyid Husain Burujerdi, and then ten years under Ayatullah al‑`Uzma al‑Haj al‑Sayyid Ruhullah Musawi Khumayni, and twelve years under Ayatullah al‑`Uzma al‑Hajj al‑Sayyid Muhammad Muhaqqiq Damad. He also studied the book Al‑Asfar written by Mullah Sadra and ash‑Shifa of Abu 'Ali Sind under the late `Allamah al‑Sayyid Muhammad Husain Taba'taba'i ‑ author of Al‑Mizan Fi Tafsir al‑Qur'an.
Since 1980, he has been teaching the higher classes (Dars Kharij) of Fiqh and `Usul and have trained hundreds of leading Ulama in the Howzah Ilmiyyah of Qum and Isfahan. In 1995, he moved from Hawza `Ilmiyyah of Qum to Hawza `Ilmiyyah of Isfahan to take over the responsibility of maintaining and teaching the higher classes (Dars Kharij) of Fiqh and `Usul at the historical Hawza `Ilmiyyah there.
This great professor of Islamic Jurisprudence, Ethics and Islamic Ecomics has lectured extensively in Iran on Islamic jurisprudence, ethics and Islamic Ecomics. In addition to speaking and offering advice to the Muslims, many of his speeches have been compiled into books such as, Jihad Ba Nafs (Struggle with the Soul ‑ four volumes), Upbringing of Children, Commentary on Dua al‑Kumayl, Control of One's Sexual Urges, Ma`ad (Resurrection) in the Qur'an, and countless others. The books written by him covers the fields of Tafsir of the Holy Quran, Hadith, Seerah of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.A.), the Lives of Holy Masoomeen (A.S.), jurisprudence, ethics, theology, Islamic economics and Gnosticism. He is now considered as one of the leading Marja Taqlid of Shia Muslims in the world.
The Risalah Tawzeeh al-Masail(Islamic Commandments), the Fatawas(rulings) of Ayatullah alUzma Shaikh Husain Mazaheri explains jurisprudence and for the first time also deals with the rules ethics and the Islamic beliefs and in this regard it is considered as unique in the history of Shia Islam.
Ayatullah alUzma Shaikh Husain Mazaheri
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