Islamic Personalities

The Fifth Imam, Muhammad ibn Ali Al-Baqir

This is an account of the Imam who was in charge (al-qai’im) after Abu Ja’far Muhammad b. Ali, peace be on them, (including) who his mother was, the date of his birth, evidence for his Imamate, his age, the period of his succession (to the Imamate), the time of his …

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Biography of Ayatollah Al-Khoei

yatullah Abul-Qasim al-Khoei was born on Rajab 15, 1317 A.H. (November 19, 1899) at Khoei in Iranian Azerbaijan, heartland of many great Shi’a thinkers and sufis, ascetics. Even in his early childhood, al-Khoei was versed in religious Persian and Arabic poetry and languages, and in Turkish as well. It was …

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Biography of Ayatollah Sistani

Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Husaini Sistani was born on 9th Rabi Al-Awwal 1349 A.H. in the holy city of Mashhad. He was named Ali after his grandfather. He was brought up into a family known for its religious background. He learned theological and rational sciences from many eminent and well-known religious …

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Biography of Imam Khomeini

Imam Khomeini was born in the town of Khomein, about 350 kms south of Tehran in the central province, on the 20th of Jamadi-Al-Thani, the year 1320 L.H., (September 24, 1902). Also the birth anniversary of Fatima Zahra, the daughter of Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him). He was named …

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