Hossein Vahid Khorasani

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Grand Ayatollah
Hossein Vahid Khorasani
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Religion Usuli Twelver Shia Islam
Other names Arabic: حسین وحید الخراساني
Persian: حسین وحید خراسانی
Born (1921-01-01) January 1, 1921 (age 97)
Nishapur, Iran
Senior posting
Based in Qom, Iran
Title Grand Ayatollah
Period in office 1972–present
Religious career
Post Marja'
Website www.wahidkhorasani.com

Grand Ayatollah Hussain Vahid Khorasani (Arabic: حسین وحید الخراسانیPersian: حسین وحید خراسانی‎, born January 1, 1921) is an Iranian Twelver Shia Marja'.[1][2][3]


Hussain Vahid Khorasani was born in Nishapur, Iran on 1 January 1921. He moved to Najaf, Iraq in 1940 and studied in Ayatollah Khoei Seminary (Hawza) and moved back to Iran in 1972. Currently, Khorasani residing in Qom and is considered as source of emulation.[4][5] He is also the father-in-law of Sadeq Larijani.[2][6]


He learned Arabic literature from Mohammad Nahavandi and then completed the acquisition of religious knowledge in the course outside Mirza Mehdi Esfahani and Ayatollah Ashtiani. Rational sciences, philosophy and wisdom from Abu al-Qasim Mirza and Mirza Mahdi Isfahani Elahi trained And to complete the basics at age 27 went to Najaf, and at lesson Mirza Hadi Shirazi, Ali Mohammad Boroujerdi, Muhsin al-Hakim and participated in the Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei and one of his leading disciples.

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  1. ^ Acta orientalia: ediderunt societates orientales Batava, Danica, Norvegica. E.J. Brill. 2007. p. 47. 
  2. ^ a b Robin B. Wright (2010). The Iran Primer: Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy. US Institute of Peace Press. p. 223. ISBN 978-1-60127-084-9. 
  3. ^ "Grand Ayatollah hopes peace to restore to Iraq". Islamic Republic News Agency. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hossein Vahid-Khorasani". Islamopedia Online. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani's son visits Supreme Leader in hospital". The Iran Project. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  6. ^ The Echo of Iran. Tehran. 2008. p. 23.