Ayatollah Makaarim Shirazi was born in 1929 in Shiraz. He completed his primary and high school studies in Shiraz. At the age of fourteen, he began studying theology in the Agha Baab Khaan School, and when he was eighteen, he started his seminary studies in Qom. In Qom, he benefited from the lectures of Ayatollah Uzma Boroujerdi and other eminent scholars.
In 1959, Makaarim Shirazi traveled to Najaf, Iraq to continue his seminary studies. In Najaf, he attended the lectures of Ayatollah Al-Hakeem, Ayatollah Khou'i, and Ayatollah Sayyid Abdul Haadi Shirazi. It was in the year 1960 when he returned to Iran and began teaching Fiqh (jurisprudence) and Usool (principles).
Among the achievements of Ayatollah Makaarim Shirazi is the establishment of the Imam Ali (AS), Imam Hasan Mujtaba (AS), and Imam Husayn (AS) Schools. He has also written more than a hundred books, which have been translated and published in different languages.
Books, treatises, articles, and other works of the above scholar are written in Arabic and/or Persian. For more information, refer to the Arabic or Persian section of this site.