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Sheikh Abdul Hossein Amini


Sheikh Abdul Hossein Amini(Persianعبدالحسین امینی‎) was a Shia scholartraditionisttheologian and jurist. His magnum opus is Al-Ḡadīr fi’l-Ketāb wa’l-Sonna wa’l-Adab .


He was born in the city of Sarab near the Ardabil, both his father Mirza Ahmad Amini and his grandfather Najaf Ali, were jurists of the city.[1]


His teachers included Abul Hasan EsfahaniMuhammad Hosein Na’ini and Muhammad Hossein Esfahani,[2]


Abdul Hussain established a library in Najaf and named it “Amir al-Mo’menin”. He wrote many books and treatises, most of which have been published. He wrote books about Shiʿite beliefs, Hadith and jurisprudence. Some of his books are :

  • Al-Ḡadīr fi’l-Ketāb wa’l-Sonna wa’l-Adab. An encyclopedic work which examines the tradition of Ghadir-e-Khumm
  • Sīratonā wa sonnatonā sīrato nabīyenā wa sonnatoho(Arabicثمرات الأسفار‎)
  • Commentary on Fatiha surah
  • Martyrs of virtues (Arabicشهداء الفضیلة‎)
  • Consequences of Trips (Arabicثمرات الأسفار‎)
  • Rayaz al Ons (Arabicریاض الانس‎)
  • Exalted intention
  • A treatise on intention
  • Annotation of “Kamel al-Ziyarat” (written by Ibn Quluyeh Qomi)
  • Annotation of the two works of Sheikh Murteza AnsariMakasib (The earnings) and Rasayel (The treatises).

He fell ill in 1968 and travelled to Tehran for medical treatment where he died on 3 July 1970. His body was returned to Najaf for burial next to Amīr-al-moʾmenīn library that he had founded.

  1. “AMĪNĪ, SHAIKH ʿABD-AL-ḤOSAYN – Encyclopaedia Iranica”. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
  2. Sayyed Kabari, Allameh Amini the diver of Al Qadir, Culture of Kawsar, 1376 solar, number 2

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