Sayyid Fadhel Milani
Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhel Al-Milani was born in Karbala, Iraq, in 1944. He read Religious Studies at the hawza of Najaf, from 1962 to 1970, under late Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Abul Qasim Al-Khoei and from 1968 to 1970, under the late Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohsin Al-Hakim. In 1974 he became acknowledged as a Mujtahid in Mashhad. His work on Ijtihad, Lectures on Imamiyah Jurisprudence, published in six volumes, is still currently used in the hawzas of Mashhad and Qum. In 1994 he was awarded a PhD in Islamic Philosophy by Oxford University.