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MAJLISI, MUHAMMAD BAQIR AL

MAJLISI, MUHAMMAD BAQIR AL- (1616-1698/1700), leading Iranian Shi'i scholar of the late Safavid period. He was born in Isfahan, the capital of the Safavid state, into a family of `ulama' (religious scholars). His father, Muhammad Tagi al-Majlisi, was a noted religious figure. It is said the Majlisls were related to the `Amilis of south Lebanon (Jabal `Amil) who, when Shah Isma'Il founded the Shi`i Safavid state in Iran in 1501, flocked to Iran to participate in the flowering of a new era of ShN ...more

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