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He was born into a family of sayyids (descendants of the Prophet) in Khurāshā, a village near the town of Bujnūrd in the Iranian province of Khurāsān. Through his father, Āqā Buzurg, his lineage can be traced back to Ibrāhīm al-Mujāb, a grandson of Mūsā b. Jaʿfar al-Kāẓim, the seventh in the line of the Ithnā ʿAsharī Shiʿi imams, and his mother was also descended from the same imam (see Bujnūrdī, Muḥammad, ‘Sharḥ’, 1; Burūjirdī, 7).

At the age of fourteen, after completing his preliminary studies in Bujnūrd, he moved to Mashhad to continu…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Keven Brown, “Bujnūrdī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000018>
First published online: 2021

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