Muhaddith Noori, the prominent Iranian Islamic scholar
Compiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On 27th of the Islamic month of Jamadi as-Sani in 1320 AH, the prominent Iranian Islamic scholar, Mirza Hussein Noori Tabarsi, popularly known as Muhaddith Noori, passed away at the age of 66 in holy Najaf and was laid to rest, as per his will on the right side of the entrance to the Mausoleum of Imam Ali (AS).
Born in the town of Noor in Mazandaran Province in a religious family, he studied in Iraq under leading scholars including Ayatollah Shaikh Morteza Ansari Dezfuli. He was an authority on Islamic sciences, including hadith, exegesis of the Holy Qur’an, theology, and biography of ulema.
He groomed numerous students, including Shaikh Abbas Qomi, the author of the famous prayer and supplication manual, "Mafatih al-Jinaan" (Keys of Paradise). A prolific writer, Muhaddith Noori wrote many books including "Najm as-Saqeb" on the Imam of the Age, Imam Mahdi (may God hasten his reappearance).
Among his works is the voluminous book "Mustadrak al-Wasa'el”, in which he has collected 123,000 hadith of the Infallible Imams on the line of Shaikh Hur al Ameli’s “Wasa'el ash-Shi'a".