Sadiq Hussaini Shirazi

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Grand Ayatollah Sadiq Hussaini Shirazi
Allama Amjad Jauhari1.jpg
Amjad Jauhari (left) with Sadiq Shirazi (right)
Religion Usuli Twelver Shia Islam
Other names Arabic: صادق الحسيني الشيرازي‎‎
Persian: صادق حسینی شیرازی‎‎
Born (1942-08-20) August 20, 1942 (age 75)[1]
Karbala, Iraq
Senior posting
Based in Qom, Iran
Title Grand Ayatollah ,
Period in office 2001 - Present
Religious career
Post Grand Ayatollah
Website مؤسسة الرسول الأكرم صلى الله عليه وآله الثقافية

Grand Ayatollah Sadiq Hussaini Shirazi (Arabic: سيد صادق الحسيني الشيرازي; born 20.12.1360 H (Islamic calendar) 2 August 1942CE (Gregorian) is Iraqi Shi'a Marja, and the brother of the late Grand Ayatollah Sayed Muhammad Shirazi, and a relative of Grand Ayatollah Mirza Hassan Shirazi. He was born in an Iranian clergy dynasty in 1942, Karbala, Iraq. He has studied in seminaries of Najaf and Qom and currently resides and teaches in the Seminary of Qom and Shiraz, Iran.[1] Sadiq Shirazi is known for his opposition to the current theocratic regime in Iran which functions under the shadows of the supreme leader Ali Khamenei.


Sadiq Shirazi was born in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, in 20.12.1360 H (Islamic calendar). He belonged to a distinguished family rooted in Islamic sciences and literature. The Shirazi family has produced many scholars and Marja’s (The Marja of Taqleed are clerics that have the authority to declare fatwas and decrees into all matters of Islamic jurisprudence. Only several exist at any given time) as well as leaders. Two of the best-known leaders are Grand Ayatollah Mirza Hassan Shirazi, leader of the constitutional, also known as the Tobacco Movement in Iran, and Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Taqi Shirazi(?), leader of the 1920 revolution in Iraq, which liberated Iraq from colonial powers. The Shirazi’s father, the late Grand Ayatollah Mehdi Shirazi, had been a famous and a highly respected scholar and the Marja’ of his time. They were descendants of the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a Sayyid. Grand Ayatollah Imam Muhammad Al-Shirazi died in 2001. Sadiq Shirazi vowed to totally dedicate himself to seeking knowledge, and adhere in all aspects of life to piety and good deed, serving the cause of Ahl-ul-Bayt alayhum-as-salam and defending their holy teachings. His excellence in Fiqh, Usul and other Islamic science gave him particular prominence amongst the eminent scholars of today.


Sadiq Shirazi continued the Hawza which his brother Mohammed Shirazi established after he died in 2001.

Books by Sadiq Shirazi[edit]

Sadiq Shirazi has written many books. Some directed to Ulema and Mujtahids. Others directed to the general public.

  • “Commentaries on ‘Urwatul-Wothqa”, (20 volumes)
  • “Commentaries on al-Lum'ah al-Demishqiyyah” (10 volumes)
  • “Logic”
  • “Ali (as) in the Qur'an” (2 volumes)
  • “Fatima al-Zahra' in the Qur'an”
  • “Ahl-ul-Bayt in the Qur'an”
  • “The Truth about the Shi'a”
  • “The Shi'a in the Qur'an”
  • “Quiyas in the Islamic Shari'ah”
  • “Congregational Prayer and its status in Islam”
  • “The harm of not wearing Hijaab”
  • “Inspiring fables”
  • “Punishments in Islam”
  • “Al-Shaheed al-Thani”
  • “My father”

Many of Sayed Sadiq’s Shirazi’s books were translated to Persian, Urdu and English to help and educate a wider range of followers which are not fortunate in reading and understanding the Arabic Language.

Sadiq Shirazi’s teachers[edit]

These are some of Sadiq Shirazi’s extinguished and eminent teachers which helped him attain a distinguished degree of Ijtihaad.

  1. His father Ayatollah al-Udhma Sayyid Mirza Mahdi Shirazi,
  2. His elder brother Ayatollah al-Udhma Sayyid Muhammad Shirazi,
  3. Ayatollah al-Udhma Sayyid Muhammad Hadi Milani,
  4. Ayatollah al-Udhma Sheikh Muhammad Ridha Isfahani.

Institutions and Education[edit]

Sadiq Shirazi has established various Institutions across Iran. He has established libraries, Hussainiyat, schools and many more, to help spread the message of Islam as efficiently as possible.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ayatollah Sayed Sadiq Hussaini al-Shirazi  » Biography". The Office of the Eminent Grand Islamic Authority and Jurist Ayatollah Sayed Sadiq Hussaini Al-Shirazi. Archived from the original on 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 

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