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Allamah Mohamed Baqir Majlisi

Mohammad Baqir Majlesi, known as "Allamah Majlesi" was born in the city of
Isfahan in 1037 (A.H.) [1616 A.D.]. Mohammad Baqir Majlesi, known as "Allamah Majlesi" was born in the city of
Isfahan in 1037 (A.H.) [1616 A.D.]. His father named Mohammad "Taqi Majlesi" was
one of the great Islamic masters of Jurisprudence during the Safavi era.


Mohammad Baqer Majlesi, known as "Allamah Majlesi" was born in the city of
Isfahan in 1037 (A.H.) [1616 A.D.].His father named Mohammad "Taqi Majlesi" was
one of the great Islamic masters of Jurisprudence during the Safavi era.

His Science
Early from the beginning Mohammad Baqir was under his father teaching and then
Learned various science in Isfahan religious school. Because of his bright
talent, he passed various scientific and educational process and became
proficient in many branches of Islamic science such as: Tafseer [exegesis of the
Holy Koran], Hadith [Sayings of the Holy Prophet (SW) and his infallible
Household], Fiqh [Islamic Jurisprudence], Osool [Basic principles and precepts
of Islam], Islamic history, Rijal [the study on the authenticity of the chain of
narrators of a Hadith], philosophy, logics, mathematics, literature,
terminology, geography, medicine, astronomy as well as divine sciences, etc.

Political Conditions
In 1098, Allamah Majlesi was appointed as "the Sheikh of Islam" [Chief Religious
Leader] in Isfahan by Shah Suleyman Safavi. It was actually the highest
religious and executive authority at that time. So Allamah Majlesi took the good
opportunity to fulfill his sacred goals in various aspects such as to act as a
Judge in the grievances and trials, to manage the orphanages and attend the
poor, etc.
Allamah Majlesi had a very fruitful life. In his 73-year lifetime, he wrote more
than 100 books, both in Arabic and Persian languages.

Some of his works
1.Biharul-Anwar [Oceans of Light] [in 110 volumes]: an encyclopaedia of
historical subjects, narrations, Hadith (Sayings of the Holy Prophet and the
Ahl-ul-Bayt A.S) as well as exegesis on many of the verses of the Holy Koran.
2.Mir’atul-Oqool [The Mirror of Intellects] [in 26 volumes]: a commentary on the
famous book entitled "Al-Kafi" compiled by the Late Sheikh Kuleini.
3.Malaazul-Akhyaar [The Shelter of the Upright People] [in 16 volumes]: a
commentary on the famous book entitled "Al-Tahzeeb Al-Ahkam" compiled by the
Late Sheikh Tusi.
4.Al-Fara’ed Al-Tarifah: a commentary on "Sahifeh Al-Sajjadiyyah" [a collection
of the supplications/prayers of Imam Sajjad (A.S)].
5.A Commentary on 40 Hadiths, which is among the best works on this subject.
6.Haqq-ul-Yaqeen [Truth of Certainty]: It is written in Persian language on
"Islamic tenets and beliefs". There are also some other books written by him on
the same subject.
7.Zaad-ul-Mo’ad [Provisions for the Hereafter] (in Persian): on the special
prayers, supplications, and Ziyarats to be performed in some outstanding days of
the Arabic lunar months.
8.Tuhfatul-Za’er [A Gift for the Pilgrims] (in Persian): including Ziyarat
[prayers recited during pilgrimages to the holy shrines] 9.’Aynul-Hayaat [The Headspring of Life] (in Persian): consisting of preaches,
sermons, and wise sayings, excerpted from the Holy Koran and narrations of the
Holy Ahl-ul-Bayt (A.S),etc.

Source: Radio Maa’ref Website

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