Abdul Hosein Amini

Sheikh Abdul Hossein Amini

Sheikh Abdul Hosein Amini
Personal Details
Born Abdul Hosein Amini
Sarab, East Azerbaijan, Iran
Died 1970
Tehran, Iran
Resting place Najaf
Nationality Iranian
Religion Islam
Main interest(s) Hadith
Notable work(s) Al-Ghadir
Disciple of Sayyed Muhammad Molana, Sayyed Mortaza Khosro Shahi, Sayyed Muhammad Firouz Abadi, Sayyed Abu Torab Khansari, Sayyed Abu al-Hasan Isfahani, Muhammad Hosein NĀʾĪNĪ, Sheykh Muhammad Hossein Qaravi Esfahani,

Sheikh Abdul Hossein Amini (Persian: عبدالحسین امینی) was a Shia scholar, traditionist, theologian and jurist. His magnum opus is Al-Ḡadīr fi’l-Ketāb wa’l-Sonna wa’l-Adab .


He was born in the city of Sarab near the Tabrīz, both his father Mirza Ahmad Amini and his grandfather Najaf Ali, were jurists of the city.[1]


His teachers included Abul Hasan Esfahani, Muhammad Hosein Na'ini and Muhammad Hossein Esfahani,[2]


Abdul Hussain established a library in Najaf and named it “Amir al-Mo’menin”.

He wrote books about Shiʿite beliefs, Hadith and jurisprudence. Some of his books are :


He fell ill in 1968 and travelled to Tehran for medical treatment where he died on 3 July 1970. His body was returned to Najaf for burial next to Amīr-al-moʾmenīn library that he had founded.


  1. "AMĪNĪ, SHAIKH ʿABD-AL-ḤOSAYN – Encyclopaedia Iranica". Iranicaonline.org. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
  2. Sayyed Kabari, Allameh Amini the diver of Al Qadir, Culture of Kawsar, 1376 solar, number 2

(Forthcoming) Fakhr-Rohani, Muhammad-Reza. Allama Amini: His Life, Works, and Influence. Najaf/ Birmingham, 2016.

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