Ja'far Sobhani

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Jaffar Sobhani
Nationality Iranian
Occupation marja

Grand Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani (Born in 1930) is an Iranian Twelver shia marja, influential theologian and writer.[1]

Ayatullah Subhani learned under eminent scholars such as Grand Ayatullah Borojurdi, Grand Ayatullah Khomeini, and Sayid Muhammad Tabataba'i for about fifteen years.

Jafar Sobhani is a lecturer at Qom seminaries and a senior member of the high council of Qom Seminary. Sobhani believes that the media in an Islamic country must be tightly controlled by the administration and it is not necessary that the people get informed about news unless necessary. He said: "Lying is a big sin, but telling the truth is not a must."[2][3]

Ayatullah Subhani is also famous for his expertise in history and theological studies besides Jurisprudence and its Principles.


  • Doctrines of Shi'i Islam: A Compendium of Imami Beliefs and Practices. ISBN 1-86064-780-4 (December 7, 2001)[4]
  • Kuliyat Fi 'Ilm Al-Rijal
  • The Message
  • Usul 'Ilm Al-Hadith
  • Aina E Wahabiat: An in depth analysis of the wahabi beliefs and their authenticity.

A few other written works include Al-Shifaa, Al-Shia, Al-Shia al-Imamiyah, Dor al-Shia, Al-Beda`h, Masai`l al-Fiqhiyah, Al-Ziyarah, Al-Ebadah.


  1. ^ Ulama
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  4. ^ Amazon.com: Doctrines of Shi'i Islam: A Compendium of Imami Beliefs and Practices: Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani, Reza Shah Kazemi: Books