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HA'IRI YAZDI, `ABD AL-KARIM (1859-1936), the most prominent teacher among the `ulama' (community of religious scholars) in the city of Qom from 1921 to 1936. He received religious training in Iraq from Mirza Hasan Shirazi (d. 1896), Muhammad al-Fisharaki al-Isfahani (d. 1899), and Mulla Muhammad Kazim Khurasani (d. 1911). He persisted throughout his life in maintaining a position of strict noninvolvement in political matters. Between 1900 and 1913 he moved between the western Iranian town of Ara ...more

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