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KHO’I, ABOL-QASEM

KHO'I, ABOL-QASEM (1899-1992), widely followed Shi i mujtahid (interpreter of Islamic law). AbolQasem Kho'i (or Abu al-Qasim Khu'i was born in the city of Kho'i, province of Azerbaijan, Iran. At the age of thirteen, he entered religious training in Najaf, Iraq, studying with Shaykh Fath Allah al-Asfahani (alSharl'ah) and Shaykh Muhammad Husayn Na'ini, among others. Kho'i remained in Najaf's hawza (theological center), rising to become a teacher of jurisprudence and theology, writer, and spiritua ...more

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