Ayatullah Sayyid Mahammad Baqir Al-Sadr
Martyred: 1400/ 9th April, 1980
A genius who charted new paths for his academic pursuit; a revivalist who called the people to return to Islam; a thinker who equipped the Muslims with ideological Ammunitions to fight un-islamic'isms'; and a leader who inflamed the youth's hearts with love of Islam.
For seven centuries, classifications of the chapters of Fiqh followed the system of Muhaqqiq Hilli; no one thought that it could be improved, until baqir Al-Sadr wrote his Al-Fatawi al-Wazihah. His Iqtisaduna opened people's eyes to the fact that Islam had it's own economic system totally different from materialistic systems of capitalism, socialism, and communism. Hizb 'd-da'wah was established by martyrs Baqir Al-Sadr and Mahdi Hakeem (with blessings of Muhsin Al-Hakeem) to combat the Ba'thists' anti-Islamic onslaught; youths answered their call and Islam began its manifest revival. This unnerved the Ba'thist vicious regime.
They imprisoned Sayyid Baqir Al-Sadr and his learned sister Bintul-Huda (Amina); and killed them after subjecting them to utmost tortures.