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Brief history of Grand Ayat Abdullah Ash-Shirazi

By: Ibrahim bin Hamid

Grand Ayatullah Sayid Abdullah Ash-Shirazi (late) was a great marje of Shia School of Thought. He was contemporary of Grand Ayatullah Agha Sayid Mahmoud Al-Hussaini Ash-Shahroudi, Grand Ayatullah Sayid Mohsin Al-Hakim, Grand Ayatullah Abdul Karim Az-Zanjani, Grand Ayatullah Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoie, Grand Ayatullah Sayid Rouhullah Khomieni, Grand Ayatullah Gulpaygani, Grand Ayatullah Ahmad Al-Khuansari and Grand Ayatullah Sayid Shahabud Din Mar’ashi.

Grand Ayatullah Sayid Ash-Shirazi was used to deliver ‘dars-e-kharij’ in Masjid-e-Hindi, Najaf Al-Ashraf, Iraq.

In Amir Al-Momineen courtyard close to Bab-e-Kufa in the holy shrine of Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib (AS) where Grand Ayatullah Ash-Sheikh Shakour and Grand Ayatullah As-Sayid Al-Hakim led prayers, Grand Ayatullah Sayid Ash-Shirazi’s congregational prayers were offered behind them.

He wrote a number of books and was the founder of several madaris in different places including Masdrrissah Shirazi in Najaf Al-Ashraf. Grand Ayatullah Ash-Shirazi was simple-natured, courteous, affable and sociable personality.

When Grand Ayatullah Sayid Rouhullah Khomieni, the founder of Islamic Republec of Iran, brought revolution against Shah, at that time Grand Ayatullah Ash-Shirazi leaving Iraq entered Iran and stayed in the holy city of Mash’had until his death. He was buried in Mash’had, the city of Hazrat Imam Ali Raza (AS). He had great respect, and at that time this slogan was very famous: “daroud bar Khomieni salam bar Shirazi”.

At present, his son and successor Grand Ayatullah Sayid Muhammad Baqir Ash-Shirazi gives ‘dars-e-ijtehad’ in Mash’had Al-Moqaddas and is being viewed with respect and honour. Grand Ayatullah Ash-Shirazi’s another son Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Sayid Muhammad Ali Ash-Shirazi is an active personality and is rendering religious affairs actively.

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