The great Iranian theologian and philosopher, Mullah Hadi Sabzevari
Compiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On 28th of the Islamic month of Zil-Hijjah in 1289 AH, the great Iranian theologian and philosopher, Mullah Hadi Sabzevari, passed away at the age of 78. He was born in Sabzevar in Khorasan in a wealthy family, but lived a life of piety and asceticism, spending whatever he had for the poor and the needy. He studied, first in holy Mashhad and then in Isfahan for several years, and was an authority in the exegesis of the Holy Qur'an, logic, mathematics, literature, and medicine.
He used to lecture both in Mashhad and his hometown Sabzevar, and trained a large number of students from Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Turkey, Caucasus, Afghanistan and the Subcontinent. He was a great exponent of the Transcendent Philosophy of Mullah Sadra, and has written 52 books in Arabic and Persian, including the famous versified “Manzoumah” and its commentary, which, along with another of his famous works, "Asrar al-Hekam", are taught till this day in Iran and other countries. The poet-philosopher of the Subcontinent, Allamah Iqbal Lahori, has paid glowing tributes to Mullah Hadi Sabzevari as one of the most prominent Islamic thinkers.