Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussain Najafi

Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussain Najafi

Born Apr 10, 1932
Age 84
Hometown Sargodha
Religion Usuli
Ethnicity Punjabi People

Grand Ayatollah Allama Shaikh Muhammad Hussain Najafi was the first Twelver Shi'a alim from Pakistan to be elevated to the status of marjiyyat, and the next in the line of Marjas of South Asia after Seyyed Ali Naqi Naqvi of Lucknow, India. At present, there are two Marjas of Pakistani descent, the other one Ayatollah Sheikh Basheer Hussain Najafi.… Read More

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1932 Birth Born on April 10, 1932.


1947 15 Years Old After secondary school education, he got admission in Madrasah Muhammadia in Jalalpur Nankiana, Sargodha, where one of his prominent teachers was Ayatollah Allama Hussain Bakhsh Jarra. In 1947, he studied the courses of Dars-i-Nizami from Ayatollah Allama Muhammad Baqir Naqvi in Jhang. … Read More


1952 20 Years Old Before going to Najaf for higher religious education, he was married to his maternal cousin in 1952. … Read More
1954 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1954, his only son Muhammad Sibtain was born. … Read More
1960 28 Years Old 1 More Event
He received ijazah's of ijtihad from following marjas of Hawza Elmiye Najaf, in 1960 AD (1379 AH): … Read More


1964 32 Years Old In 1964, Ayatollah Muhammad Hussain Najafi played a pivotal role in gathering about 250 Shia ulema and leaders in Imam Bargah Rizvia, Karachi, where "Shia Mutalbat Committee" was formed with Syed Muhammad Dehlavi as its president. … Read More
1965 33 Years Old In 1965, a high-level organization of Shia ulema Mautamar Ulemae Shia Pakistan (Conference of Shia Ulema of Pakistan) was formed with Ayatollah Najafi as its president. and Mufti Jafar Hussain as its patron. … Read More
1970 38 Years Old He married the daughter of Haji Muhammad Shafi (Faisalabad) in 1970. … Read More


1978 46 Years Old In 1978, Raja Mumtaz Ali Khan gifted land to Ayatollah Najafi for madrasah, on which Jamia Ilmia Sultan ul-Madaris al-Islamia was constructed. … Read More


1983 51 Years Old After the publication of "Tajalliat-e-Sadaqat", which was written in response to the anti-Shia book "Aftab-e-Hidayat", his family library was set ablaze by the opposite sect in Muharram 1983. … Read More


2004 72 Years Old On the invitation of the Iranian Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, he attended the 17th Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, Iran in May 2004. … Read More
2008 76 Years Old On the invitation of the Iranian Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, he attended the 21st Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, Iran in May 2008, along with Allama Sajid Naqvi, Shaikh Mohsin Najafi, Hafiz Riaz Hussain Najafi and Maulana Sami ul Haq. … Read More
2010 78 Years Old …  He was included in the lists "The 500 Most Influential Muslims" for the years 2010 and 2011. … Read More
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