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Short Accounts of the lives of Various Ulema buried in the Holy City of Qom

‘Ulema’ are defined as being Muslim scholars trained in Islam and Islamic law; in this day and age of the Ghayba (occultation) of the 12th Imam, Imam Mahdi Β, they are the main source of external guidance that people turn to for answers to questions, doubts, and simply as overall rolemodels. The Holy City of […]

  • Abbas & Shaheen Merali
  • 2005
  • Qom - Iran
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Short Accounts of the lives of Various Ulema buried in the Holy City of Qom
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    ‘Ulema’ are defined as being Muslim scholars trained in Islam and Islamic law; in this day and age of the Ghayba (occultation) of the 12th Imam, Imam Mahdi Β, they are the main source of external guidance that people turn to for answers to questions, doubts, and simply as overall rolemodels. The Holy City of Qom, Iran, has been the epicentre of Islamic knowledge due to the presence and blessings of Bibi Ma’sooma ϑ, the sister of the 8th Imam, Imam Radha Β) Ulema of all backgrounds and all levels have been drawn to Bibi and this city, both benefiting from and contributing to the fountain of Islamic knowledge that flows here in the Hawzas (Islamic Seminaries) of Qom. A large number of prominent Ulema who migrated to Qom lived the remainder of their lives here, and are now buried in this Holy city; some in the blessed haram of Bibi Ma’sooma and others in the surrounding area. All of them have been a shining light in the history of Islam, and their works and lives are lessons and examples for us. In order to enable us to profit from their noble lives, an attempt has been made to translate and compile a short summary of some of the main Ulema who are buried in this Holy city, including their life history as well as some interesting stories from their lives. It is hoped that this will be a guide to both, residents of Qom and zawwar (pilgrims) who come to pay their respects to Bibi Ma’sooma .

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    • Abbas & Shaheen Merali
    • 2005
    • Qom - Iran
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