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Ayatullah Alavi Gorgaani

A recognized scholar in the Islamic Seminary of Qom, who teaches Jurisprudence at the higher level.

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Sayyid Muhammad Ali Gurgaani was born in Najaf in 1939. His father was an eminent scholar who was admired by the people of Maazandaraan (a province in north of Iran). After learning to write, Gurgaani’s father assisted him in his studies of Qur'anic recitation, literature and other Arabic sciences. When he was sixteen, he traveled to Qom where he learned Sutouh (intermediate seminary studies) under many famous scholars. At the age of twenty, he began attending Ayatollah Boroujerdi's lectures; he remained Ayatollah Boroujerdi’s student for about three years. Gurgaani has also benefited from the following scholars:

      * Ayatollah Uzma Imam Khumayni for 8 years

      * Ayatollah Muhammad Muhaqqiq al-Daamaad for 12 years

      * Ayatollah al-Uzma Sayyid Muhammad Reza Gulpaaygaani for 3 years

      * Ayatollah Hajj Shaykh `Abbaas Ali al-Shaahroudi

      * Ayatollah Hajj Agha Murtadhaa al-Ha'iri al-Yazdi

      * Ayatollah al-Uzma Hajj Shaykh Muhammad Ali Araaki

At present, Gurgaani is teaching Fiqh and Usool (jurisprudence & its principles) in the Islamic Seminary of Qom.

*His works:

Books, treatises, articles, and other works of the above scholar are written in Arabic and/or Persian. For further and detailed information, refer to the Arabic or Persian section of this site.