Ayatollah Fadhil al-Milani
Ayatollah Fadhil Al-Milani studied the religious studies in the Holy City of Najaf under the late Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohsin Al Hakim from the year 1968 to 1970 and under late Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Abul Qassim Al Khoei from 1962 to 1970.
Whist in Najaf, Ayatollah Fadhil Al-Milani taught Jurisprudence, Principles of Jurisprudence and theology at the College of Fiqh for two years and in the Hawza of Najaf for eight years. In the year 1971, Ayatollah Fadhil Al-Milani migrated to Mash'had and completed his studies under the guidance of Late Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohamed Hadi Al-Milani for five years, bringing to the year 1975. During this time, Ayatollah Fadhil Al-Milani was attending the highest assembly of fatwa held under the guidance of the Late Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohamed Hadi Al-Milani. In the year 1974, Ayatollah Fadhil Al-Milani was recognised as a Mujtahid in the Holy City of Mash'had. This work of Ijtihad has been published in seven volumes which are currently used in the hawza of Mash'had and Qum. The title of this work is Lectures on Immamiyah Jurisprudence.
Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhil Al-Milani has been honoured with the following academic qualifications:
B. A. in Islamic studies from the College of Fiqh, Najaf in the year 1966
B. A. in Law from the School of Law, Beirut, Lebanon in the year 1967
M. A. in Arabic Literature from the University of Baghdad, Iraq in the year 1970
PhD in Islamic Philosophy from Oxford University in the year 1994
Professor entitlement from the University of Amman, Jordon.
Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhil Al-Milani has thirty years of experience in teaching Islamic studies, especially Fiqh, Usul and Aqaed. Hereunder is the brief account of the teaching years:
From 1965 - 1970 in The Holy City of Najaf
From 1971 - 1982 in The Hawza of Mashhad
From 1983 - 1986 in the Hawza of Sayyidah Hazrat Bibi Zainab (AS)
From 1987 until the present year in London at various centres like International Colleges for Islamic Studies; Islamic College for Advance Studies; The Muslim College and the Students of Hawza.
Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhil Al-Milani has so far written and published seven books in Arabic and one in Persian. These books have been pre-printed several times to do it demand. Currently Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhil Al-Milani is writing two books in English language entitled Islamic Philosophy and An Introduction to Islamic Civil Law which will be published very soon.
Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Milani was appointed as the representative of the Late Ayatollah Sayyid Abul Qassim Al Khoei in the United Kingdom and is currently authorised on behalf of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Sistani.
The long experience of Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhil Al-Milani in the field of Islamic law and the number of students who have been trained under him, the books written by him on the subject of Islamic Jurisprudence support his authority as a Faqih and a Mujtahed. Apart from lecturing in the Colleges and Hawza, Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhil Al-Milani has been invited to present his papers in International seminars such as;
1985: Assembly of the World's Religious held in USA. (Due to late arrival of the visa, his contribution was by sending his papers to the conference)
1992: Conference of the Rights in Islam held in Amman, Jordon
1994: Conference of Social Welfare in Islam held in Amman, Jordon
1998: The Alawi Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey
1999: Conference for Ijtehad in Islam held in Muscat, Oman
Ayatollah Dr Sayyid Fadhil Al-Milani is the Dean of International Colleges for Islamic Studies, London. and is currently supervising students who are compiling their theses for PhD in Islamic studies. He also holds the position of Imam at the Al-Khoei Islamic Centre in London