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al-Ṭihrānī
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, Āg̲h̲ā Buzurg , Twelver S̲h̲rʿī scholar and bibliographer (born Tehran 11 Rabīʿ I 1293/6 April 1876, died Nad̲j̲af 13 D̲h̲u ’l-Ḥid̲j̲d̲j̲a 1389/20 February 1970. He stemmed from a merchant family. From 1315/1898 onwards he studied at Nad̲j̲af. After the death in 1329/1911 of his teacher S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Muḥammad Kāẓim K̲h̲urāsānī [q.v.], Āg̲h̲ā Buzurg went to Kāẓimayn and shortly afterwards to Sāmarrāʾ in order to study under Muḥammad Taḳī al-S̲h̲īrāzī [q.v.]. Only in 1354/1936 did he return to Nad̲j̲af, where he remained until his death. Āg̲h̲a Buzurg’s renown as a…

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Badry, Roswitha, “al-Ṭihrānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7548>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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