Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei

Religious Leader

1899 – 1992

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Who was Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei?

Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei AH-boo al KAH-sihm al HOO-EEE was one of the most influential Twelver Shia Islamic scholars, and the predecessor to Ali al-Sistani. He was the spiritual leader of much of the Shia world until his death in 1992. He was succeeded by Ali al-Sistani, his former student, whereby many of his followers became followers of Al Sistani and foundations previously headed by Khoei were handed to Al Sistani.

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Born
Nov 19, 1899
Khoy
Lived in
  • Khoy
Died
Aug 8, 1992
Kufa

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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