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Sayyid Muhammad Hasan Tabataba'i Mirjahani

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Personal Information
Full Name Sayyid Muhammad Hasan Tabataba'i Mir Jahani Muhammadabadi Jirquya'i Isfahani
Religious Affiliation Shi'a Islam
Lineage Hasani Sadat
Birth 1319/1902
Place of Birth Jirquya, Isfahan
Studied in Isfahan, Najaf
Death Jumada II 21, 1413/December 17, 1992
Burial Place Isfahan
Scholarly Information
Professors Diya' al-Din Iraqi, Sayyid Abu l-Hasan Isfahani, 'Abd Allah Mamaqani, Sayyid Muhsin al-Hakim, Sayyid Husayn Tabataba'i Qumi, Sayyid 'Abd al-Hadi Shirazi
Works Juna al-'asima, Shahab thaqib, Dhakhira al-ma'ad, Wilayat kuliyya

Sayyid Muḥammad Ḥasan Ṭabāṭabāʾī Mīrjahānī Muḥammadabādī Jirquyaʾī Isfahānī (Arabic: سید محمدحسن طباطبایی میرجهانی محمدآبادی جرقویه‌ای اصفهانی) (b. Dhu l-Qa'da 22, 1319/March 2, 1902 - d. Jumada II 21, 1413/December 17, 1992) was son of Mir Sayyid 'Ali. He was one of the Shi'a scholars in the fourteenth/twentieth century and from Isfahani sadat whose lineage goes back to Imam al-Hasan (a). Mirjahani studied under Sayyid Abu l-Hasan Isfahani in Najaf and was one of his special students. Among his characteristics, his love to Ahl al-Bayt (a) especially Imam al-Mahdi (a) is remarkable.

Over fifty works of him remained in different subjects. Juna al-'asima is the most famous work of him which is about the life of Fatima al-Zahra (a).

His grave is in the tomb of al-'Allama al-Majlisi in Isfahan.

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Birth and lineage

Sayyid Muhammad Hasan Tabataba'i Mirjahani Isfahani, was born on Monday Dhu l-Qa'da 22, 1319/1902 in Jirquya of Isfahan in a religious family. His lineage reaches to Imam al-Hasan (a).[1]

Education

He was five when he started to go to primary school. He learned to write, read, and recite the Qur'an when he was seven. Afterward he started to learn Arabic literature. He decided to go to Isfahan for studying Islamic sciences. He stayed in Najaf for a while and joined the class of Sayyid Abu l-Hasan Isfahani and became one of his close pupils. His great love to Ahl al-Bayt (a) especially Imam al-Mahdi (a) led him to write some books regarding signs of the advent of Imam al-Mahdi (a) and logarithms of Sadat.

Professors

Characteristics

Mirjahani had considerable characteristics and one of them is his love and great affection to Ahl al-Bayt (a) especially to Imam al-Mahdi (a). Some of other characteristics of him are asceticism, contentment, taqwa, tahajjud and perseverance on dhikrs that are narrated from the Infallibles (a).

Muhammad Sharif Razi in his Ganjina-yi danishmandan writes about him:

"Allama Mirjahani is one of outstanding scholars that I met. He is a literate, knowledgeable and an exact traditionalist. He was a virtuous person who was knowledgeable in traditional and rational sciences. He was an expert in Occult Sciences and he was talented in giving sermon about the virtues of Ahl al-Bayt (a). He had a remarkable aptitude for literature and he versified many poems in Persian and Arabic about the Prophet (s) and Ahl al-Bayt (a)."

The commentator of the book Juna al-'asima writes about Mirjahani:

"I was lucky to meet him in Isfahan. He was very kind and sentimental and very modest and unselfish. His love to Ahl al-Bayt (a) was apparent through his words. He gifted to me some of his works."[2]

Works

It is mentioned that he had more than fifty works. The book Jannat al-asima is his most famous work. Mirjahani has some other books in different fields, like numerous treatise in Jafr, Raml, Usturlab, Astronomy, Mathematic, Chemistry, old medical profession and Arabic literature, etc..

Demise

Mirjahani passed away on Jumada II 21, 1413/December 17, 1992 in Isfahan and was buried near the tomb of al-'Allama al-Majlisi.

Notes

  1. Juna al-'asima, p5
  2. Juna al-'asima, p 6-7

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