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The late Sayed Motaza Nouri

  • Holy Najaf 1933
  • 2021

Father: Sayed Ali (Born in Samarra)

Primary Education: Kuttab (Homeschooling)

Education in the Islamic Seminary:

  • Intermediate Level: Ayatollah Mirza Ali Falsafi (Al-Makasib) - Ayatollah Sayed Ali Sistani (Al-Rasa'il)
  • Advanced Level: Ayatollah Al-Sayed Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoei

Activities:

  • Manuscript editing, copy editing, and index editing during his youth.
  • Establishment of the World-Wide Organization for Islamic Services in 1345 AH, with by Dr. Muhammad Ali Shahrestani and administrating the organization for more than 50 years.

The late Dr. Sayed Mohmmad-Ali Shahrestani

  • Karbala 1932
  • 2011

Scientific staff

The late Sayed Motaza Nouri

  • Holy Najaf 1933
  • 2021

Father: Sayed Ali (Born in Samarra)

Primary Education: Kuttab (Homeschooling)

Education in the Islamic Seminary:

  • Intermediate Level: Ayatollah Mirza Ali Falsafi (Al-Makasib) - Ayatollah Sayed Ali Sistani (Al-Rasa'il)
  • Advanced Level: Ayatollah Al-Sayed Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoei

Activities:

  • Manuscript editing, copy editing, and index editing during his youth.
  • Establishment of the World-Wide Organization for Islamic Services in 1345 AH, with by Dr. Muhammad Ali Shahrestani and administrating the organization for more than 50 years.

The late Sayed Mohammad Nouri

  • Holy Najaf 1929
  • 2001

Father: Sayed Ali (Born in Samarra)

Education: Traditional Shia Seminary:

  • Preliminary Level Studies: Arabic literature, logic, etc.
  • Intermediate Level Studies: jurisprudence and its principles and books such as:  Al-Qawaneen, Al-Rasa'il, Al-Kifāya, and Al-Makasib.
  •  Various advanced level courses outside in jurisprudence and its principles.
  • Some of His Teachers: The late Sayed Ali Nouri (his father), Imam Isfahani (Sayed Al-Borujerdi’s representative in Kermanshah, Iran), Sheikh Ahmad Fayadh Isfahani, Sayed Ali Beheshti, Sayed Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoei, Sheikh Mujtaba Hatami Lankarani, Sheikh Abu Al-Hassan Shamsabadi Isfahani, Sayed Abbas Mehri, Al-Sayed Sajjad Gorgani Mazandarani, Al-Sheikh Shams, Mirza Baqir Zanjani, Mirza Hassan Yazdi

Authorships:

  • Communism Contradicts Religion    
  • Firm Thoughts in Recognition of Ideological Believes (4 volumes)

Activities:

  • Over 60 years of teaching jurisprudential and Quranic sciences
  • Missionary trips to European and Middle Eastern countries
  • Part of the scientific committee in the 10th Cairo International Book Fair in 1356
  • Training many students in religious studies
  • Answering to religious doubts and questions, especially in WOFIS
  • Organizer of religious meetings
  • Lectures, poems, and eulogy for Ahl Al-Bayt (a.s)

Sayed Mohammad-Reza Nouri

  • Holy Najaf 1932

Father: Sayed Ali (Born in Samarra)

Father's Education: in holy Najaf’s seminary he reached the highest levels in advanced classes; Ijtihad (endeavor to deduce). The late Sayyid Ali Nouri - Sayed Muhammad Ridha’s father - was also the representative in holy Najaf of the high-ranking Shia authority at the time; the late Sayed Abu Al-Hassan Al-Isfahani when he travelled outside Iraq for treatment.

Education: Traditional Shia Seminary:

  • Preliminary Level Studies: Arabic literature, logic, etc.
  • Intermediate Level Studies: jurisprudence and its principles and books such as: Al-Qawaneen, Al-Rasa'il, Al-Kifāya, and Al-Makasib.
  • Various advanced level courses outside in jurisprudence and its principles.
  • Some of His Teachers: Sayed Muhammad Baqir Mahallati, Sayed Abu Al-Hassan Shamsabadi Isfahani, Sheikh Hassan Hilli, Mirza Hassan Yazdi Baesi, Mirza Baqir Zanjani, Al-Sayed Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoei

Authorships:

  • A Guide to Mustadrak Al-Wasa’il (A guide to biographical evaluation topics in Mustadrak Al-Wasa'il)
  • The Arabic translation of Sheikh Abbas Qomi’s Mafatih Al-Jinan. In addition to translation of the Persian texts in the book into Arabic, he mentions the sources of the narrations available in Mafatih al-Jinan.
  • A Collection of Sayings from the Nobel Kafi (written by Muhammad ibn Ya'qub Al-Kulayni) (14 volumes)
  • Selections from the Holy Quran & Its Guidance
  • Religion & Life
  • Assembling and compiling a detailed list of books published by WOFIS
  • Books for teaching the holy Quran with groundbreaking and excellent methods

Activities:

  • Over 60 years of teaching jurisprudential and Quranic sciences
  • Supervision of WOFIS’s correspondence center for answering religious doubts and inquiries
  • Examination and organization of the chain of reporters in the second volume of Al-Kafi (Ongoing)
  • Leadership of congregation prayers and missionary work prompting topics related to interpretation of the Quran, jurisprudence, and sayings from 132 to 1361
  • Inventing a creative method in teaching the holy Quran and authoring necessary books in connection with coaching hundreds of Quranic teachers with this method since.

The late Sheikh Mohammad-Reza Jafari

  • Holy Najaf 1932
  • 2010

Father: Nasrallah Ja’fari Ashkouri, who was trained by Sayed Abu Al-Hassan Al-Isfahani and Al-Muhaqiq Mirza Al-Naini, and was available during the era of Sayed Muhsin Al-Hakim and Sayed Mahmoud Al- Shahroudi in holy Najaf.

Education:

  • The advanced level (Kharij lesson)
  • English literature (advanced level)
  • French literature
  • Astronomy
  • Philosophy
  • Logic

Teachers:

  • Sheikh Nasrallah Ja’fari Ashkouri (preliminary level)
  • Sheikh Abdul Samad Yazdi (Logic)
  • Sheikh Sadra Badkoubi (Philosophy)
  • Abdul Jalil Adly (Astronomy)
  • Al-Mudaris Al-Afghani (Arab literature)
  • Sayed Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoei and Sayed Muhammad Rouhani (Jurisprudence and Principals of Jurisprudence)
  • others: Sayed Abdulali Sabzavari - Mirza Muhammad Ardebili - Sheikh Ali Kashi - Sheikh Mortada Lahiji - Sayed Ahmad Ashkouri - Mirza Hassan Yazdi.

Articles:

  • History of Islamic Theology – A Classification of Shia Theologists - Saqifa - Fadak – A Treatise on Al-Ghadir – A Treatise on the Meaning of “Mawla” - Commentary on Sheikh Aqa Bozorg Tehrani’s Classification of Shia Scholars - Editing and Commentary of Al-Khalasa Allamah Al-Hilli – Research About Hisham Ibn Al-Hakam – Research About Ismailism – Research About the Distortion of the Quran

Authorships:

  • Sects, Branches, and Ideologies: (Ismailia, Mu'tazila, Karami, Ashʿarīyyah, Heretics, Kharijites, Murji'ah, Zaydi)
  • Imami Theologists: (Hisham ibn Hakam, Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Nu'man, Ibn Maytham)
  • Biography of Al-Tabari & Al-Mufid
  • Sunni Theologists
  • A Biography of Imam Al-Mujtaba (a.s)
  • A Biography of Imam Zayn Al-Abidin (a.s)
  • A Biography of Imam Al-Hussein (a.s)
  • Virtues and Defects of Sahaba, Tabi'een, and Imams of Sects
  • The History of Shia Culture
  • Polytheists’ Monotheism
  • Sayings About Imam Al-Mahdi (a.t.f) & Mahdiism
  • Poets of Virtues
  • The Distortion of the Quran According to Sunnis
  • Commentary of Usul Al-Kafi (Kitab Al-Hujja [The Book of the Proof])
  • Hadith of Wahhabism
  • A Selection from Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal
  • The Verse of Wilayah [Leadership]
  • The Verse of Ikmal [Perfection of the Religion]
  • Research on the Ummah (the meaning of the imam and the guardian (research report)
  • Research on the Ummah (Events During the Prophet’s Illness)
  • Al-Azhar Al-Muqtatafa
  • Memoirs
  • Shia Religious Rituals
  • The Occultation
  • An Introduction to Tashih Al-Itiqadat [A Correction of Al-Saduq's Risalat Al-Itiqadat]
  • Reports of Saqīfa
  • The Event of Saqīfa
  • Commentary on Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal (3 volumes)
  • Sunnah of Interpretation (5 volumes)
  • Commentary on Allamah Al-Hilli’s Rijal Book
  • Days of Illness
  • The History of Transcribing the Holy Quran
  • The Battle of Tabuk in the Holy Quran
  • The Battle of Uhud in the Holy Quran
  • A Biography of Abu Hanifa
  • Shia Religious Rituals
  • The Prophet’s Wives in the Holy Quran
  • Commentary on Sayed Abu Al-Hassan Isfahani’s Wasilat Al-Najat (in cooperation with Sayed Abu Al-Qasim Khoei)

Activities:

  • A member of Al-Sayed Abu Al-Qasim Al-Kohei’s Q&A Office
  • An active member in the administration group of holy Najaf’s seminary (1379)
  • An active member in the administration group of Al-Adhwa'a magazine
  • Educating and teaching criticism of Marxism (Najaf Ashraf)
  • Islamic theology teacher holy Najaf’s seminary
  • Thought Islamic history, Islamic believes, principles of jurisprudence, and interpretation of the holy Quran for seven years in Najaf’s Fiqh University
  • Enforced emigration to Iran in 1392
  • A fundamental member of WOFIS’s academic board, Q&A office, bookfair ambassador, translation of reliable books such as Al-Kafi (7 years)
  • Thought Islamic theology, Islamic history, criticism of western philosophy, interpretation, and modern theology in Faravan, Iran
  • Various researches, including the encyclopedia of Imam Al-Hussein (in twenty volumes and more than 15 thousand pages)
  • Gathering of a large and specialized library in various fields of Islamic sciences, as well as other sciences in Persian, Arabic, and English for research purposes (more than 30,000 volumes)
  • Defending Shia creeds by answering doubts and misconceptions
  • Missionary trips to Egypt, Indonesia, and various countries in Europe
  • Carried out countless religious gatherings and ceremonies throughout 40 years in Iran.

The late Sheikh Mohmmad-Sadiq Jafari

  • Holy Najaf 1935
  • 1998

Father: Al-Sheikh Nasrullah Ashkuri

Education: Advanced Level (Kharij Lesson)

Teachers: Al-Sayed Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoei, Al-Sayed Muhammad Al-Rouhani, Mirza Ali Falsafi Tonekaboni, Al-Sheikh Abdulhussein Al-Rashti, Mirza Kadhim Al-Tabrizi, Al-Sayed Ali Fani Isfahani, Al-Sheikh Mujtaba Al-Lankarani, Al-Sheikh Sadra badkoobei

Authorships:

  • An Interpretation of the Holy Quran
  • A Dialogue on Imamate
  • A Treatise on Friday Prayers
  • Jurisprudence and Ijtihad from Shia’s Point of View
  • Detection of Arwa Al-Wuthqa (The Topic of Divorce)
  • A Treatise on Divine Justice.
  • A Treatise on Dubious Clothes
  • A Treatise on the Maxim: No Repeating
  • Principles for Studying and Compiling Islam’s History
  • Semantics in Akhund Khurasani's View, Notes from His Kifāya Classes (Verbal Issues)
  • Notes from Principles of jurisprudence (Advanced Levels)
  • Al-Murtaqa Ila Al-Fiqh Al-Arka (Report of Ayatollah Al-Rouhani’s Lessons)
  • Report of Ayatollah Al-Khoei’s Lessons (Principles of Jurisprudence)
  • Report of Ayatollah Al-Khoei’s Lessons (Jurisprudence: Ritual Purity – Prayers)
  • Report of Ayatollah Al-Rouhani’s Lessons (Jurisprudence: Khums – Hajj – Fasting – Forbidden Transactions – Trading – Settlement)
  • Report of Ayatollah Al-Rouhani’s Lessons (Principles of Jurisprudence)

Activities:

  • Teaching the books Kifayat Al-Usul and Al-Makasib, and training many respected scholars in Iraq.
  • Answering Inquiries sent to Ayatollah Khoei's Office
  • Teaching Islamic Jurisprudence, Principles of Jurisprudence, Interpretation [of the Quran] and Theology in Iran to a large group of scholars, clerics, and academics.
  • Missionary duties in which he spread the words of guidance with lecturers and eulogy in various ceremonies.
  • Effective cooperation with the Worldwide Organization For Islamic Services since 1350.

The late Sheikh Reza Amini Najafi

  • Holy Najaf 1934
  • 2013

Father: Abdul Hussein ('Allama Amini)

Education: Up to the advanced level (Kharij lessons)

Some of His Teachers: Sheikh Hashem Ozzy, 'Allama Amini, Sheikh Ghorban Ali Sarabi, Sheikh Ali Asghar Tabrizi, Sayed Ali Allama Fani, Sheikh Muhammad Gharavi Qazvini, Sheikh Mirza Ali Falsafi, Dr. Abu Al-Qasim Gorji, Sheikh Gholamreza Erfanian Isfahani, Allameh Sheikh Mohammad Taqi Jafari, Sayed Assadullah Madani

Authorships:

  • An Introduction to The Book: Al-Ghadir
  • An Introduction & Description of The Book: Tafsir of Surah Al-Hamad by ‘Allama Amini
  • A Journey During Ihram
  • Ghadir: The Shia’s Jewel

Activities:

  • Collaboration with 'Allama Amini in the authorship of Al-Ghadir
  • Accompanying 'Allama Amini on all his trips to India, Syria, Turkey, and Iran
  • Permanent attendance with 'Allama Amini
  • Cooperation in construction and management of Amir Al-Mumenin (as) Library
  • Cooperation with WOFIS (Finance, Director During Book Fairs, Establishment of the Dar Al-Turath Institute)

The late Sayed Hoseinali Nabavi

  • Behshahr 1932
  • 2020

Father: Sayed Muhsin

Education: Studied in holy Najaf’s Islamic seminary

Teachers: Grand Ayatollah Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoei, Ali Mohammad Boroujerdi, Mirza Hashem Amoli, and Sayed Muhammad Rouhani

Authorship:

  • Reports and notes from the jurisprudence and principals of jurisprudence lessons of Ayatollah Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoei and Ayatollah Rouhani, which are yet to be published.

Activities:

  • Various activities for many years in holy Najaf, Bandar-e-Gaz, Tehran, and Mashhad.

Sayed Mahdi Nabavi

  • Behshahr 1935

Sponsors

The late Dr. Sayed Mohmmad-Ali Shahrestani

  • Karbala 1932
  • 2011

The late Sayed Mahdi Shahrestani

  • Karbala 1936
  • 2011

The late Sayed Hasan Shahrestani

  • Karbala 1935
  • 2008