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Ayatollah Sayed Abbas Almohri
Mohr, Fars Province, Iran
|Region||Kuwait, Iran, Iraq|
|Main interest(s)||jurisprudence, politics|
|Notable work(s)||A radius of the History (شعاع من التاريخ), Ayatollah Montazeri's teaching reports (Never published)|
Abbas Almohri (1912 – 1988) (آية الله سيد عباس المهري) was one of the first Shia scholars based in Kuwait. He was born in Iran in the province of Fars. He studied religion in Najaf and then he went to Kuwait to help people learn more about their religion and specifically the ideology of Shia.
He helped Ayatollah Khomeini in his revolution against the Shah of Iran. Later he started a political reformist movement in his country. Within a few months of the Islamic Revolution, he was forced to leave Kuwait with his family as the authorities sought to prevent an Islamic Revolution in the state. He decided to stay the rest of his holy life in Iran in the holy city of Qom. He continued his Islamic studies and his support for the Islamic Revolution until he died in 1988.
He proposed opening of the first Jafari school in Kuwait which was later called The Jafari School (المدرسة الجعفرية). After a big effort, he could finally establish the school in Surrah, Kuwait. After he left Kuwait, his name was removed from the school and the landlord declared ownership of it and replaced his name as the founder.
His eldest son Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Almohri was the Imam of Shaban mosque (after his father) in Sharq, Kuwait. His younger son Ayatollah Sayyed Mortadha Almohri is currently Ayatollah Sistani's deputy in Kuwait.
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