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Ayatollah Mishkini Returns To His Lord

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Ayatollah Ali Akbar Faydh, famously known as Ayatollah Mishkini, passed away July 30. 

Ayatollah Ali Akbar Faydh, famously known as Ayatollah Mishkini, passed away July 30. {mxc}

The late Mishkini devoted his life in the service of Islam playing a central role in the Islamic Revolution of Iran as well as the seminary of Qum, Iran.  He was the head of the Council of Experts and regularly led the Friday Prayers in the holy city of Qum.

Mishkini was born in 1921 in one of the villages in the precincts of the city of Mishkin.  His family well known for their religious piety and academic excellence. 

He studied the preliminary stages of Islamic studies under the guidance of his father in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq following which he returned to his hometown.  After his father’s death, he left for Ardabil, carrying out his late father desire that he go further in his Islamic seminary studies.

Mishkini continued with his scholarly travels and studied Islamic sciences in addition to Arabic grammar and morphology while in Ardabil. He moved to Mashhad where he along with hundreds of others was injured following an attack by the security forces of Ridha Khan at the Gohar Shah Mosque in the holy city of Mashhad.  He then moved to Qum.

Despite the repressive circumstances of the time against religious scholars and students of the Islamic seminaries, Mishkini finished his Islamic studies and rose to become one of the famous teachers in jurisprudence and principles of jurisprudence. In his scholarly pursuits, he traveled to Najaf, Iraq where he resided for seven months to study at the highest level of Islamic studies under the tutelage of the renowned scholars there.

Mishkini then returned to Qum and studied under the hands of reknowned individuals such as Ayatollah Burojerdi and Ayatollah Khomeini.  During his studies, he formed close ties of companionship with other notables such as Ayatollah Jawadi Amuli and Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini.

For many years now, Mishkini was recognized by many within seminary circles as an important source of knowledge and piety for the students of Qum.  His exegetical lessons on the Quran were especially famous amongst the students of seminary.

Mishkini founded the Al Hadi Institute which published and disseminated Islamic literature throughout Iran and the wider world.  He was the author of at least 28 books on various subjects in addition to a number of scholarly papers on both theoretical and contemporary topics.

Mishkini was moved to Tehran from the holy city of Qum on July 19 to receive medical treatment for pulmonary problems.  His treatment was unsuccessful and his general health conditions deteriorated.  He departed from this world on Monday, July 30, 2007.

 

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