Syed Ali Akhtar Rizvi

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Twelver Shī'ah Scholar
Syed Ali Akhtar Rizvi
سید علی اختر رضوی
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Born سیدعلی اختر رضوی
(1948-09-19)19 September 1948
Gopalpur, district siwan Bihar state, India
Died 10 February 2002(2002-02-10) (aged 53)
Pen name Shaoor ( شعور)
Occupation Islamic scholar
Citizenship Indian
Notable works Urdu Translation Volume Book Of Al-Ghadir
Syed Ali Akhtar Rizvi

Syed Ali Akhtar Rizvi (Arabic: السيد علي اختر رضويUrdu: سیدعلی اختر رضوی‎), (19 September 1948 – 10 February 2002) widely known as Adeeb-e-Asr (ادیب عصر) and Allamah Shaoor (علامہ شعور), was an Indian Twelver Shī'ah scholar, public speaker, translator, and historian as well as an author and poet. He authored and translated many Islamic books and also wrote many articles and poems.

He received the title Adeeb-e-Asr (Urdu: ادیب عصر‎, "Writer of the era") from Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi during the tour of Iran in 1990.


Early life and education[edit]

Syed Ali Akhtar Rizvi was born at Gopalpur, Siwan district, Bihar state, India on 19 September 1948. His father was Syed Mazhar Hussain Rizvi. At the age of three, his father died and he was brought up by his mother. It was his mother's ambitions that lead him towards Islamic studies so he joined Jamia Nazmia and stayed in Madrasatul Waizeen. But due to financial problems he moved to Lucknow Shia Orphanage to fulfil his ambition to become an Islamic scholar. As soon as financial conditions improved he moved to Madrasatul Waizeen.

He returned home after completing his last exam Mumtaz-ul-Afazil at Jamia Nazmia.

Death and funeral[edit]

Funeral ceremony of Syed Ali Akhtar Rizvi

Syed Ali Akhtar Rizvi died on 10 February 2002. His funeral was attended by many scholars and preachers and was followed by huge crowd at Gopalpur, Siwan district, Bihar.


Syed Ali Akhtar Rizvi had six sons and one daughter. His second eldest son Hujjat al-Islam Maulana Syed Shahid Jamal Rizvi lives in Qom, Iran. He followed his father's footstep and has written many Islamic articles and more than 55 books, He has also translated two volumes of book Al-Ghadir. His daughter is married to the poet, writer and nauhakhawn Syed Irfan Abbas Rizvi, popularly known as Irfan Nasirabadi.

Title and pseudonym[edit]

Syed Ali Akhtar Rizvi was awarded many popular titles, like Adeeb-e-Asr (Urdu: ادیب عصر‎), Mutarajjim Al-Ghadir (Urdu: مترجم الغدیر ‎), Allamah (Urdu: علامہ‎). He received the title Adeeb-e-Asr (Urdu: ادیب عصر‎, "Writer of the era") from Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi during the tour of Iran in year 1990.

He adopted the pen-name of Shaoor (Urdu: شعور‎, "Wisdom, Decency").


As translator[edit]

As author[edit]

As poet[edit]


His articles was greatly influenced by Islamic Literature and enlighten many historic facts of Islam. His articles mainly laid emphasis on Qur'an, wilayat, tragedy of Karbala, and usool-e-deen. Some of his articles are listed below:

Beside Islamic article, he had also written articles on Urdu Literature. This type of articles were related to different aspect of life and way of living it. The articles also describe the way of spreading Love, affection and generosity among mankind.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Al-Ghadeer 1". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Ghadeer - Quran, Hadees aur Adab may - 01 of 11". 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Ghadeer-Quran,Hadees,Adab may - 02, 03 of 11". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Al-Ghadeer 2.3". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Ghadeer - Quran, Hadees aur Adab may - 04, 05 of 11". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Al-Ghadeerr 4.5". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  7. ^ "Algadeer 6". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  8. ^ "Ghadeer - Quran, Hadees aur Adab may - 07, 08, 09 of 11". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  9. ^ "Al-Ghadeer 7.8.9". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  10. ^ "Al-Ghadeer 10.11". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  11. ^ "Ghadeer - Quran, Hadees aur Adab may - 10, 11 of 11". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  12. ^ "Aayesha ka Kirdar". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  13. ^ "Tareekh e Islam Main Ayesha Ka Kirdar Vol 1_2_3.pdf : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive" (PDF). 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  14. ^ "Masaibeaalemohammadbook". Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  15. ^ "Ghadikecharalamatishayer" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-02-23. 

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