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Ākhūnd al-Khurāsānī
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Mullā Muḥammad Kāẓim Ākhūnd al-Khurāsānī (1255–1329/1839–1911) was an important Imāmī religious authority. He was born and raised in Mashhad. After receiving his basic education there, at the age of twenty he travelled to Sabzawār, where he studied with the great philosopher Ḥājj Mullā Hādī Sabzawārī (d. 1295/1878). Later, he went on to study with Mullā l-Ḥusayn al-Khūʾī in Tehran, and in Najaf with two consecutive “models for emulation” (marjaʿ al-taqlīd), al-Shaykh al-Murtaḍā al-Anṣārī (d. 1281/1864) and Mīrzā Muḥammad Ḥasan al-Shīrāzī (d. 1312/1895), the latte…

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Amir-Moezzi, Mohammad Ali, “Ākhūnd al-Khurāsānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23052>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: 9789004183964, 2010, 2010-2

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