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, Āk̲h̲ūnd Mullā Muḥammad Kāẓim (1839-1911), a distinguised S̲h̲īʿī mud̲j̲tahid of Iran; born in Ṭūs, he received his early education in Mas̲h̲had, pursued traditional studies including natural philosophy in Tehran in 1860, and moved to Nad̲j̲af in 1861 for further studies. He studied under Mīrzā Ḥasan S̲h̲īrāzī, the then sole mard̲j̲aʿ-i taḳlīd of the S̲h̲īʿī world. After the latter’s death (1894), K̲h̲urāsānī was recognised as the legitimate successor to S̲h̲īrāzī. He proved to be a resourceful teacher, lecturing daily before more than 1,000 students of uṣūl al-fiḳh and produci…

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Hairi, Abdul-Hadi, “K̲h̲urāsānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4337>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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