The great Islamic scholar, Allamah Ashtiani Tehrani
Compiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On 28th of the Islamic month of Jamadi al-Awwal in 1319 AH, the great Islamic scholar, Allamah Mirza Mohammad Hassan Ashtiani Tehrani, passed away. He authored a number of books on various Islamic sciences, and published the lectures and thoughts of the celebrated scholar, Ayatollah Sheikh Morteza Ansari Dezfuli.
He, along with other combatant and courageous ulema, opposed monopolization of tobacco trade, which was granted to a British company by the Qajarid King, Nasereddin Shah. Allamah Ashtiani was a firm believer that no falsehood can approach the holy Qur'an. He says in his book “Bahr al-Fawa'ed”: “All leading Mujtahideen (Jurisprudents) and Usoolieen (Principalists) widely believe that the Holy Qur'an has not been distorted. In fact many people have even claimed a consensus of opinion (ijma’) on this. There is in particular a complete consensus of opinion (ijma’) that no additions have been made to the Qur'an, and the narrations that point to deletions being made to the Qur'an contain weak chains.” He also wrote the valuable book “Mabahes al-Alfaaz”.