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Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei

Iranian theologian and akhoond

1899   -   1992

country of citizenship: Iran, Iraq
language of expression: Arabic
educated at: Hawza of Najaf
occupation: theologian, faqih, mufassir, grand ayatollah, marji'
student of: Mohammad Hossein Gharavi Isfahani

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Abu al-Qasim al-Musawi al-Khoei ( (listen) AH-boo al KAH-sim al HOO-ee; Arabic: أبو القاسم الموسوي الخوئي‎; Persian: ابوالقاسم موسوی خویی‎; November 19, 1899 – August 8, 1992) was an Iranian-Iraqi Shia marja'.al-Khoei is considered one of the most influential twelver scholars. After the death of Muhsin al-Hakim, he was the spiritual leader of much of the Shia world until his death in 1992. He was succeeded briefly by Abd al-A'la al-Sabziwari, until his death in 1993. Then his former student, Ali al-Sistani, took leadership of the seminary, whereby many of his followers became followers of al-Sistani.
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