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Mūsā al- Ṣadr
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, Sayyid , Imāmī S̲h̲īʿī cleric and political leader in Lebanon (1928-78?). Born in Ḳum [q.v.] into a family of religious scholars with roots in southern Lebanon and ʿIrāḳ, he studied in the madāris of his home town and at the University of Tehran where he read (secular) law.

From 1954 to 1959, he pursued his studies in Nad̲j̲af [q.v.], his principal teachers being Sayyid Muḥsin al-Ḥakīm (d. 1970) and Sayyid Abu ’l-Ḳāsim al-Ḵh̲ūʾī (d. 1992). From Nad̲j̲af he began establishing personal contacts with the Lebanese branch of his family, and in particular w…

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Ende, W., “Mūsā al-Ṣadr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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