Abbas Almohri

Religious Leader

1912 – 1988


Who was Abbas Almohri?

Ayatollah Sayyed Abbas Almohri was one of the first Kuwaiti Shia scholars based in Kuwait. He was born in Iran in the province of Fars. Before immigrating to Persia, his predecessors were settled in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia after moving from Medina. He studied religion in Najaf and then he went to Kuwait to help people learn more about their religion and specifically the ideology of Shia.

He helped Ayatollah Khomeini in his revolution against the Shah of Iran. Later he started a political reformist movement in his country. Within a few months of the Islamic Revolution, he was forced to leave Kuwait with his family as the authorities sought to prevent an Islamic Revolution in the state. He decided to stay the rest of his holy life in Iran in the holy city of Qom. He continued his Islamic studies and his support for the Islamic Revolution until he died in 1988.

He proposed opening of the first Jafari school in Kuwait which was later called The Jafari School. After a big effort, he could finally establish the school in Surrah, Kuwait. After he left Kuwait, his name was removed from the school and the landlord declared ownership of it and replaced his name as the founder.

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Mohr, Fars
  • Arab people
  • Bahrani people
  • Musavi
  • Al Mosawi

on July 23, 2013


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