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List of Ayatollahs

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This is a partial list of Ayatollahs, a title given to high ranked Twelver Usuli Shi'a Muslims clerics. The next higher clerical rank is Grand Ayatollah also known as Marja'. This list contains only the names of Ayatollahs. To see the list of Grand Ayatollahs, see the following articles: This is a partial list of Ayatollahs, a title given to high ranked Twelver Usuli Shi'a Muslims clerics.



  • Ayatollah Maitham Al Bahrani
  • Ayatollah Salih Al-Karzakani
  • Ayatollah Abdullah al Samahiji
  • Ayatollah Yusuf Al Bahrani
  • Ayatollah Abdul Amir Al Jamri



  • Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Muhri



  • Ayatollah Syed Hamidul Hasan
  • Ayatollah Syed Aqeel-ul-Gharavi


  • Al-Allamah, Al-Faqeeh, Al-Adeeb Ayatollah Shaikh Ali Hazeen Lahiji (17th century)[1]
  • Ayatollah Mufti Syed Muhammad Quli Khan Kintoori (1775-1844)[2][3][4]
  • Ayatollah Syed Hamid Hussain Musavi Kintoori (1830-1880)[1]
  • Ayatollah Aga Syed Mehdi Kashmiri (d.1892)[5]
  • Ayat-ul-Ilm-e-wat-Tuqa Ayatullah Syed Imdad Ali – First Ameed Jamia-e-Imania, Banaras[1]
  • Jawad-ul-Ulama Ayatollah Syed Ali Jawad Al-Husaini, Zangipur/Banaras (1857-1920) – Mu'aasir wa Ham-Jama'at Sahib-e-Abaqaat[1]
  • Munaitiq-e-Zaman Ayatullah Syed Mohammad Sajjad Al-Husaini – Founder Jamia Jawadia, Banaras (1928)[1]
  • Qudwat-ul-Fuqaha Ayatullah Syed Sibte Husain, Jaunpur[1]
  • Ayatollah Syed Ali Shah Rizvi Kashmiri[1]
  • Ayatollah Najmul Millat (25 May 1863 to 18 April 1938) – leading Ayatollah and father of Maulana Syed Mohammad the founder of Madrasatul Waizeen[1]
  • Alam-ul-Aalaam Ayatullah Syed Muzaffar Husain Al-Husaini – First Haadi (Supreme Authority) Jamia Jawadia, Banaras (d.1944)[1]
  • Ayatollah Syed Mohammad Abul Hasan Rizvi Kashmiri – Founder of Sultanul Madaris son of Ayatollah Syed Ali Shah Rizvi Kashmiri[1]
  • Ayatollah Syed Mohammad Mosawi Ichgami Kashmiri (1910 - 1959)[6]
  • Ayatollah Syed Ahmed Rizvi Kashmiri (1901–1964)[7][8][9][10]
  • Ayatullah Agha Hajji Mirza Mahdi Puya Yazdi (1899–1973) – A Twelver Shia Muslim and an Islamic scholar, most notable for his famous tafsir of the Qur'an[1]
  • Ayatollah Syed Yusuf Kashmiri (1908–1982)[5]



  • Ayatollah Mostafa Boroujerdi
  • Ayatollah Mohammad Momen
  • Ayatollah Ebrahim Amini
  • Ayatollah Abdol Hossein Dastgheib
  • Ayatollah Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi
  • Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi
  • Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati
  • Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi
  • Ayatollah Mohamed Hossein Kazemini Borujerdi
  • Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Mousavi Jazayeri
  • Ayatollah Mohsen Araki
  • Ayatollah Mohsen Faqihi
  • Ayatollah Mohammed Emami-Kashani
  • Ayatollah Abbas Ka'bi
  • Ayatollah Mohsen Kharazi
  • Ayatollah Mir Ebrahim Seyyed Hatami
  • Ayatollah Abdol-Hamid Masoumi-Tehrani
  • Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza Modarresi Yazdi
  • Ayatollah Morteza Moghtadai
  • Ayatollah Mohammad-Taghi Khalaji
  • Ayatollah Mohammad Mousavi Khoeiniha
  • Ayatollah Abdolnabi Namazi
  • Ayatollah Reza Ostadi
  • Ayatollah Zohreh Sefati
  • Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Taskhiri
  • Ayatollah Hassan Hassanzadeh Amoli
  • Ayatollah Morteza Sadouqi Mazandarani


  • Ayatollah Ayatollah Borqei
  • Ayatollah Ali Meshkini
  • Ayatollah Abbas Almohri
  • Ayatollah Haj Muhammmad-Hassan Jazayeri
  • Ayatollah Abdul Rahman Heidari Ilami
  • Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
  • Ayatollah Aboutaleb Pishvai
  • Ayatollah Jalal Al-Din Taheri
  • Ayatollah Gholamreza Rezvani



  • Ayatollah Hadi al-Modarresi
  • Ayatollah Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein al-Ansari
  • Ayatollah Morteza Qazwini
  • Ayatollah Ali Husseini Milani



  • Ayatullah Muhammad Yar Shah
  • Ayatullah Mufti Jafar Hussain
  • Ayatullah Hussain Bakhsh Jarra

Ayatullah Allama Talib Jauhari

Saudi Arabia[edit]


  • Ayatollah Sheikh Muhammad Ali al-Amri[11]
  • Ayatollah Nimr al-Nimr

United Kingdom[edit]


  • Ayatollah Hassan Raza Ghadeeri
  • Ayatollah Syed Aqeel-ul-Gharavi


  • Ayatollah Ibrahim Zakzaky

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topic Shia Islam : [[:Muhammad al-Mahdi|Muhammad al-Mahdi Arabic: مُـحَـمَّـد ٱلْـمَـهْـدِي‎]], Ahrar al-Najran, Mozdahir International Institute

Other articles of the topic politics : Meet Barot, Iranian legislative election, 1980 (Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr), Succession of Ali Khamenei
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  • List of current Maraji
  • List of deceased Maraji


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  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. Sacred Space and Holy War The Politics, Culture and History of Shi`ite Islam Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine by Juan Cole, I.B.Tauris Publishers, London · New York
  4. Dar al-Kitab Jazayeri Archived 2013-02-10 at Archive.today
  5. 5.0 5.1 "SHIAS OF KASHMIR: Past Tense, Present Imperfect". saisaonline.org. South Asian Institute of Strategic Affairs (SAISA). January 11, 2014. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Syed Mohammad Mosawi was born in 1329 hijrah in Ichgam, Kashmir. Studied in Jamia Nazimiyyah, Sultan-ul-Madaris, Shia Arabic College and Lucknow University. After Completion of Sadr-ul-Fazil, Emad-ul-Adab, Emad-ul-Kalam and Fazil-ul-Adab moved to Najaf and received for Ijtihad. During his stay in Najaf Seminary learned from the best teachers of Hawzah and attained the degree of Ijtihad. He studied for about 23 years in Najaf.
  7. "Mehri Taban", Agha Tehrani
  8. "کوه توحید و عرفان، سید علی قاضی". Saghiyekosar.ir. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-29. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. "IRANSEDA Network-کتاب گویا-شرح حال و حکایات سیدعلی قاضی". Iranseda.ir. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  10. کتاب عتش/کتاب اسؤه عارفان 157 صفحه
  11. Grand Saudi Shia Cleric "Sheikh Mohammed Ali Al Amri" Passed Away in Medina jafrianews.com

External links[edit]


  1. The book "Durr-e-Mansoor dar Halaat-e-Ulama-e-Zangipur"
  2. The research work of Dr. Inayet Ali on "life of Jawad-ul-Ulama" from Aligarh Muslim University.
  3. The booklet "Haqnuma" published Jamia-Imania,Banaras.

[[Category:Lists of Islamic religious leaders|Ayatollah

  • Dorri-Najafabadi
  • Yazdi
  • Jannati
  • Yazdi
  • Araki
  • Faqihi
  • Emami-Kashani
  • Ka'bi
  • Kharazi
  • Hatami
  • Masoumi-Tehrani
  • Yazdi
  • Moghtadai
  • Khalaji
  • Khoeiniha
  • Namazi
  • Ostadi
  • Sefati
  • Amoli
  • Mazandarani


  • mohri
  • Jazayeri
  • Ilami
  • Kani
  • Pishvai
  • Taheri
  • Rezvani
  • Momen
  • Abdol Hossein Dastgheib

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