Ayatullah Fazel Sharbiaani & Muhammad Hassan Mamqani

The next set of stories are quoted by Ayatullah Shubeyri Zanjani in his book a Drop From The Sea regarding two scholars. The first scholar is Fazel Sharbiaani (born around 1833 and died on November 25th, 1904). He became  a renowned scholar and possessed mastery over Hadith and its sources. He also left behind a[…]

Fearlessness of Ayatullah Khomeini

Translated from the book A Drop from the Sea, Volume 2 – Page 675-676, by Ayatullah Shubeyri Zanjani. — Ayatullah Sheikh Muhammad Hussain Bahari Hamedani said: Aqa Haaj Sheikh Abdul Kareem held a majlis and there were women present in that gathering as well. Two young boys were giving out tea in that congregation, one was[…]

Kiss The Hands of Sheikh Hadi Tehrani

Sheikh Hadi Tehrani was born on 20th of the month of Ramadhan, 1253 Hijri (December 18th, 1837), in Tehran. His father’s name was Muhammad Amin, but was famously known as  Waa’iz. He began his studies in Isfahan, which was the largest Hawzah in Iran at the time, after which he went to Najaf and benefited[…]

The Announcement of Mullah Ali Qaarpuz Abadi’s Death

Mullah Ali Qazwini Qaarpuz Abadi Zanjani (ملاعلی قزوینی قارپوز آبادی زنجانی) was born in Qazwin in the year 1209 Hijri (around 1794) and passed away in 1290 Hijri (1873). He used to live in Zanjan and was from the same time era as Sheikh Ansari. He spent 15 years in Isfahan as a student of Sheikh[…]

Syed Ali Tabatabaee and the Attack of Wahhabis on Karbala

Another translation from the book A Drop From the Sea – A collection of Papers and Discourses on Shiite Personalities and their Bibliographies by Ayatullah Sayyid Musa Shobeyri Zanjani. The Ayatullah uses the term owner of al-Riyadh (lit.), referring to the author of the book al-Riyadh. I have translated it as author of al-Riyadh and have not[…]

Titles of Allamah Baqir Majlisi

This has been translated from Volume 2 of the book A Drop From the Sea – A collection of Papers and Discourses on Shiite Personalities and their Bibliographies by Ayatullah Sayyid Musa Shobeyri Zanjani (page 317 and 322). The Origin of  the title “Majlisi” for Allamah Baqir Majlisi People narrate various different and incorrect reasons[…]

Praise of Ali ibn Babawayh by Imam al-Askari (a)

Translation of an article, composed off of a talk Ayatullah Shubeyri Zanjani gave. The letter that is being referred to in the article can be read here. — Chaotic political circumstances during the time of Imam Hasan al-Askari (as) and the strangulation of his activities by the ruler of the time, was a reason that[…]