|Grand Ayatollah Muhammad al-Yaqoobi|
|Religion||Usuli Twelver Shi`a Islam|
|Other names||Arabic: محمد اليعقوبي|
September 9, 1960 |
|Based in||Najaf, Iraq|
|Period in office||2003–present|
|Predecessor||Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr|
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Mohammad al-Yaqoobi (Arabic: محمد اليعقوبي; born 9 September 1960) is a prominent Iraqi Twelver Shi'a Marja' Ayatollah. He is the second most widely followed Marja' in Iraq, the most widely followed being Ali al-Sistani. As well as heading the Al-Sadr Religious University in Najaf, he established one of the largest women's Hawzas in Iraq, and oversees many charitable organisations within Iraq. He is an active figure within Iraqi politics, and is considered by many to be the heir of Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr.[by whom?]
Primary education at Imam Jawad Private Shi'ite School. Graduated with a B.A. in Civil Engineering from University of Baghdad in 1982. Joined the Najaf Hawza in 1988 and completed his religious studies with Ayatollah Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei and Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr in 1992.
The number of books published under his name, which include his own writings and recorded dialogues, as well as books supervised by him, exceed 90 titles. He maintained a close relationship with Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, who, amongst others, granted him his Ijtihad.
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