Abu al-Hasan Isfahani

Religious Leader

1860 – 1946


Who was Abu al-Hasan Isfahani?

Ayatullah al-Uzma Sayyid Abul Hasan Isfahani, was an Shia Muslim scholar and cleric.

He was born in 1277 A.H. in one of the villages on the outskirts of Isfahan. He was educated and resided in Iraq. He was a Faqīh of the first rank, and a sole Marja' after the death of his contemporary, Mirza Husain Naeeni. The tenure of his Marjaiyyah is particularly known for its commendable administration. After his preliminary training in Isfahan he traveled to Najaf and gradually joined the lessons of Akhund Khurasani, who soon recognized the talents of his disciple. His famous Amaliyya in Fiqh is 'Waseelat un-Najat' which due to its comprehensive nature, has been elucidated by many Fuqaha including Ruhollah Khomeini. Among his famous students were Ayatullah Seyyid Muhsin al-Hakim, Ayatullah Seyyid Meelani, Ayatullah Mirza Hashim Amuli and others. He died in Najaf on 9th Dhu al-Hijjah in 1365 A.H..

Sayyid Abul Hasan Isfahani had a grandson named Musa al-Musawi who was renowned for writing polemical revisionist texts on Shia Islam.

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on July 23, 2013


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