Taqi Tabatabaei Qomi, Iranian grand ayatollah, Died at 93


Grand Ayatollah Taqi Tabatabaei Qomi was born on February 21, 1923, and died on October 26, 2016.

He was an Iranian Twelver Shia Marja’.

Himself with Ali al-Sistani and Mirza Ali Falsafi, are the only three people that Grand Ayatollah Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei gave them a written statement for confirmation of their Ijtihad in Mashhad, Iran.

Taqi was the son of Grand Ayatollah Hossein Tabatabaei Qomi (1865-1947) and the younger brother of Grand Ayatollah Hassan Tabatabaei Qomi (1912-2007).

During 1936, Qomi moved to Iraq and has studied in seminaries of Karbala and then Najaf under Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Hadi Milani, Abdol Hadi Shirazi, Hossein Heli, Mohammad Kazem Shirazi, Mohammad Ali Kazemayni Broujerdi, and especially Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei.

Qomi obtained his Ijtihad in 1965 in Najaf.

After that starts teaching in the Seminary of Najaf until 1979 when he moved back to Iran and reside in Qom.

Qomi has written close to 50 Islamic books (mainly in Arabic), that most of them are now used as the main sources of teaching in the Seminaries of Qom and Najaf.

During 1984 and by Abbas Hajiani Dashti, his statements was published in a book with the title Lessons from pleading (درسهایی از شفاعت).

Qomi has continued teaching in the Seminary of Qom until his death.