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Ḥāʾirī
(1,267 words)

, S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ ʿAbd al-Karîm Yazdî (1859-1937), a Persian religious leader with whom the history of the S̲h̲īʿī clergy entered a new phase.

After preliminary education in Ardakān and Yazd, Ḥāʾirī left for ʿIrāḳ in 1877 and studied mainly under Sayyid Muḥammad Fis̲h̲ārakī (d. 1898) in Sāmarrāʾ and Nad̲j̲af. In 1900, upon the invitation of his colleague, Sayyid Muṣṭafā and the latter’s father Ḥād̲j̲d̲j̲ī Āḳā Muḥsin, Ḥāʾirī moved to Arāk (Iran) and established the Arāk Circle for Religious Studies. Hāʾirī argued that poli…

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Hairi, Abdul-Hadi, “Ḥāʾirī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8587>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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