Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Taqi Bahjat Foumani
Compiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On May 17, 2009 AD, the prominent Source of Emulation, Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Bahjat Foumani, passed away in holy Qom at the age of 94. Born in the city of Fouman, Gilan Province in northern Iran, he completed his preliminary studies in his hometown. After learning Arabic, he left for the seminary of holy Najaf in Iraq in 1929 for higher studies.
He returned to Iran in 1945, and settled in Qom, lecturing on jurisprudence and theology, and grooming numerous students. His most important characteristic was his spotless piety that influenced every one. He was a highly knowledgeable Islamic scholar, and it is said he had been gifted by God with the vision for the unseen. He has left behind a large number of valuable compilations, including “Kitab-e Salaat” and “Jama'e al-Masa’el”.