Hossein Vahid Khorasani

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Grand Ayatollah
Hossein Vahid Khorasani
Hossein Vahid Khorasani.jpg
Grand Ayatollah Hossein Vahid Khorasani is an Iranian Twelver Shi'a Marja.
Religion Usuli Twelver Shia Islam
Other names Arabic: حسین وحید الخراساني
Persian: حسین وحید خراسانی
Born (1921-01-01) January 1, 1921 (age 94)
Nishapur, Iran
Senior posting
Based in Qom, Iran
Title Ayatollah
Period in office 1972 - Present
Religious career
Post Grand Ayatollah
Website www.wahidkhorasani.com

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Vahid Khorasani (Arabic: حسین وحید الخراسانیPersian: حسین وحید خراسانی‎, born January 1, 1921) is an Iranian Twelver Shia Marja. He was born in Nishapur, Iran and moved to Najaf, Iraq in 1960 and studied in seminaries of Grand Ayatollah Khoei until he moved back to Iran in 1972, currently residing in Qom. He is considered the leader of the Seminary of Qom, Iran. He is also the father-in-law of Sadeq Larijani.[1]


  1. ^ Khalaji, Mehdi (14 August 2009). Militarization of the Iranian Judiciary, lebanonwire.com ("Sadeq Larijani is the son of Grand Ayatollah Hashem Amoli and the son-in-law of Grand Ayatollah Hossein Vahid Khorasani, currently one of the most widely followed marjas")

See also[edit]

External links[edit]