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Aḥmad Mujtahid
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Aḥmad Mujtahid, son of Luṭf ʿAlī b. Muḥammad Ṣādiq (d. 1265/1849), was a religious scholar and a Shiʿi jurist (faqīh) in Ādharbāyjān. His date of birth is not mentioned in the sources. How-ever, Adīb al-Mulk’s account (p. 148) states that ‘for a period of eighty-one years he was in charge of sharīʿa cases in the Dār al-Salṭana of Tabrīz’, and since this most probably refers to his lifespan, his date of birth may be estimated as 1184/1770.

His ancestors came from Mughān (Mudarris, 5/176). They were descended from the Mughānlū sub-tribe in S…

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Dianat, Ali Akbar and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Aḥmad Mujtahid”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0216>
First published online: 2015

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