Hamid Hussain Musavi

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Hamid Hussain Musavi Kintoori Lakhnavi (born 1830 - died 1880) (Hindi: अयातोल्लाह सय्यिद मीर हामिद हुसैन मुसावी किन्तूरी लखनवी, Urdu: آيت‌الله سیید میر حامد حسین موسوی کنتوری لکھنوی), was a leading Shia scholar of his time in India. He was son of Mufti Syed Muhammad Quli Kinturi and author of book Abaqat ul Anwar fi Imamat al Ai'imma al-Athar.[1][2][3]

Family[edit]

Hamid Hussain was the son of Mohammad Quli and the grandson of Mohammad Hussain. His ancestral town is Kintoor, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh and he traces his lineage to the Prophet of Islam via Imam Musa al-Kazim, hence the name "Musavi".

Works[edit]

He wrote Asfār al-anwār ʿan waqāʾiʿ afḍal al-asfār and Zayn al-wasāʾil and al-Dharāʾiʿ. `Abaqat al'anwar fi imamat al 'A'immat al'athar is popular among Twelver Shi'a scholars worldwide, and quoted even today.[4]

Lineage[edit]

His family is renowned and respected in Lucknow, where his son late Maulana Syed Nasir Hussain aka Nasir-ul-Millat and grandson late Maulana Syed Mohammad Saeed aka Saeed-ul-Millat enjoyed much respect in their lifetimes. His great-grandson, the son of Maulana Syed Mohammad Saeed, is Maulana Syed Ali Nasir Saeed Abaqati who is better known as Agha Roohi.

Titles[edit]

  • Shams-ul-Ulama - Conferred by British Raj on 16 February 1887, entitled him to take rank in Darbar immediately after titular Nawabs.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leader of Heaven #18
  2. ^ Roots of North Indian Shi‘ism in Iran and Iraq Religion and State in Awadh, 1722-1859, by J. R. I. Cole, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS Berkeley · Los Angeles · Oxford
  3. ^ Islam, politics, and social movements By Edmund Burke, Ervand Abrahamian, Ira M. Lapidus
  4. ^ GHADEER-E-KHUM WHERE THE RELIGION WAS BROUGHT TO PERFECTION By I.H. Najafi, Published By A GROUP OF MUSLIM BROTHERS, NEW ADDRESS P. 0. Box No. 11365- 1545, Tehran - IRAN.
  5. ^ Lethbridge, Roper (1893). The golden book of India : a genealogical and biographical dictionary of the ruling princes, chiefs, nobles, and other personages, titled or decorated of the Indian empire (illustrated, reprint ed.). Delhi: Aakar Books. p. 164. ISBN 9788187879541. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 

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