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Muhammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi Biography

Iranian Ayatollah
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Ayatollah, Iran
  • Director of the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute in Qum, Iran
  • Member of the Iranian Assembly of Experts
  • Elected in 1990 to the majlis-i khibrigan-i Rahbari (The Council of Experts in Leadership) from Khuzistan province and was reelected in the next round from Tehran
  • Since 1975 he established, directed, and taught in different academic institutes such as the education department in Dar Rah-i Haqq Institute, Baqir al-`ulum Cultural Foundation, Daftar-i Hamkari Hawzah va Danishgah
  • Along with Ayatullah Dr. Muahmmad Beheshti, Ayatullah Ahmad Jannati, and Ayatullah Ali Quddusi, he was on the board of directors of Madrasah Haqqani, where for about ten years he also taught Qur’anic studies, philosophy, and ethics
  • When Imam Khomeini was forced into exile, he, accompanied by some other students of Imam including Shahid Beheshti, initiated discussions on Islamic perspectives on social problems such as jihad and the Islamic political system
  • Studied Qur’an exegesis, and the philosophies of Ibn Sina and Mulla Sadra with `Allamah Muhammad Husayn Tabataba’i
  • Attended, for approximately fifteen years, Ayatullah Bahjat’s fiqh seminars
  • Participated in the courses taught by Imam Khomeini, 1952-1960
  • Completed his primary and secondary education in Yazd, Iran
  • Born in Yazd, Iran in 1934
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