The famous Islamic scholar, Seyyed Ibn Tawous
Compiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On 15th of the Islamic month of Moharram in 589 AH, the famous Islamic scholar, Seyyed Razi od-Din Ali Ibn Musa, known popularly as Seyyed Ibn Tawous, was born in the city of in Hillah in Iraq. The House of Aal-e Tawous, descended from Imam Hasan Mojtaba (AS), the elder grandson of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), was originally from Medina, and the most famous family of scholars in Hillah. Seyyed Razi od-Din Ibn Tawous studied basic sciences under his grandfather in Hillah and then went to Najaf, Karbala and Kazemayn for higher studies.
He stayed in Baghdad for 15 years, conducting researches in different branches of science, but rejecting any offer of portfolio in the court of the Abbasid rulers. He was expert in many sciences including astronomy. He was a prolific writer and among his works is the famous Prayer Manual titled "Iqbal al-A'maal" as well as "al-Luhouf" on the martyrdom of Imam Husain (AS) in Karbala.
His other important book is named: "al-Malahem wa’l-Fitan", which is about the events leading to the reappearance of the Prophet's 12th and Last Successor, Imam Mahdi (AS), who will weed out corruption and oppression from the earth by establishing the global government of peace, prosperity and justice. He passed away at the age of 75.