Ayatullah Sayyid Husain Burojirdi
Ayatullah Sayyid Husain Burojirdi
Ayatullah Seyyid Husain Burujardi, was born in Burujard in 1292 AH. He was a student of masters like Akhund Khurasani and Aqa Zia Iraqi. FIQH was his special interest, and in order to master it fully, he studied FIQH of all the Islamic schools of thought. While citing the Traditions of Masoomeen (AS) to support any of his deductions, Seyyid Husain Burujardi is known to have brought so many new aspects to light. He also had a keen insight in the science of RIJAL. Shaheed Mutahhari and Ayatullah Shaikh Husain Muntadhar are among his numerous worthy students.

He revived the hawzah of Qum in 1364/1945, after the death in 1935 of its founder, Shaykh Abdul Karim Ha'iri. When Sayyid Abul Hassan Isfahani died in 1365/1946, majority of Shi'as accepted Ayatullah Sayyid Husain Burojirdi as Marja'-e-Taqlid.

He was the first Marja' to look beyond Iraq and Iran. He sent Sayyid Muhaqqiqi to Hamburg, Germany, Aqa-e-Shari'at to Karachi, Pakistan, Al-Faqihi to Madinah and Sayyid Musa Sadr to Lebenon. A firm believer in Islamic unity, he established cordial relations with Shaykh Mahmud Shaltut, the grand Shaykh of Al-Azhar.

Shaykh Mahmud Shaltut and Ayatullah Sayyid Husain Burojirdi established "The house for bringing Muslim sects nearer" in Cairo. Shaykh Mahmud Shaltut issued his famous fatwa accepting the Shi'a faith as one of the recognised sects of Islam; and Ayatullah Sayyid Husain Burojirdi vehemently opposed those who attacked the Khulafa' in their speeches and writings.

Ayatullah Sayyid Husain Burojirdi passively opposed the Pahlawi regime's so called agrarian reforms, which he named agrarian destruction, which it turned out to be.

He died in Qum on 13th Shawaal 1381 AH. at the ripe age of 90.