Sheikh Tusi’s Biography

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This book was written by the significant Shia jurisconsult, Sheikh Agha Bozorg Tehrani. Sheikh Tusi was a great famous Shia scholar who spends all his life on studying.

The author
Ayatollah Sheikh Mohsen (Agha Bozorg) Tehrani, prominent Shia scholar and bibliographer, born in 1875 in Tehran. (Agha Bozorg means Great Mr). He started studying religious sciences at 10 in Tehran. During 12 years, studied different sciences: literature, logic, the Quran, jurisprudence & methodology and calligraphy ####under great masters. Agha Bozorg emigrated to Iraq and continued his studies in the presence of great scholars: Mullah Kazem Khorasani and Seyyed Kazem Yazdi and other famous scholars. He learnt Hadith under Mirza Hasan Nuri. Allameh Tehrani was one of the most prolific Islamic scholars, wrote the greatest Shia bibliography. He quoted Hadiths from many great Shia and Sunni scholars. After “Muhaddeth Nuri”, he is the most well known transmitter of Prophetic Hadiths.

Structure of the book:
The book includes the following subjects:
1) Preface
2) Sheikh Tusi’s lineage
3) His birth and growing up
4) Emigration to Najaf – Iraq
5) Scientific position
6) The works
7) The masters
8) The students
9) The death
10) the children and descendants

At the end of the book, there is the list of places, personages, tribes, Hadiths and verses applied in the book.

Sources

Sheikh Tusi’s Biography by Agha Bozorg Tehrani

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