Grand Ayatollah Hossein Waheed Khorasani
Grand Ayatollah Hussain Waheed Khorasani (Arabic: حسین وحید الخراسانی, Persian: حسین وحید خراسانی, born January 1, 1921) is one of the most senior Twelver Shia Marja' living in Iran. He is the current head of Qom Seminary in Qom.
Hussain Waheed Khorasani was born in Nishapur, Iran on 1 January 1921. He moved to Najaf, Iraq in 1949 and studied in Ayatollah Khoei Seminary (Hawza) and moved back to Iran in 1972. Currently, Khorasani residing in Qom and is considered to be a source of emulation. He is also the father-in-law of Sadeq Larijani.
He started his earlier studies in Mashhad, learning Arabic literature from Mohammad Nahavandi, and then completed the acquisition of religious knowledge from Mirza Mehdi Esfahani and Ayatollah Mahdi Ashtiani. He studied Rational sciences and philosophy from Abu al-Qasim Mirza and Mirza Mahdi Isfahani Elahi. In 1949, he received ijaza for ijtihad by his teacher Muhammad Hujjat Kuh-Kamari. At the age of 27, he went to Najaf, and studied in seminars of Najaf under Abdul Hadi Shirazi, Ali Mohammad Boroujerdi, Muhsin al-Hakim, Mohammad Hadi Milani and Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei.
Grand Ayatollah Waheed Khorasani has written many books some of which have been translated into Urdu,Persian,Arabic,English and other languages.Some of his works are:
Islamic Laws - His resalah which contains a brief information on Islamic laws of jurisprudence
Priciples of faith (Usul e Din)
Sharah Urwatul Wusqa - Explanation of book Urwatul Wusqa in Persian and Arabic.
Sharah Sharae ul islam - Explanation of book Sharae ul Islam
Laws of Hajj - A book explaining laws and rulings of Hajj
Dar Astana e Musebat uzma shahadat e Sadiqa e Kubra - A book on Syyeda Fatima
Rehana e Rasulallah - A book on Imam Hassan
Bahi yaad akhri khalifa wa hujjat e Khuda - A book on Imam Mahdi
Rulings of Medicine
Ahkam e Shabab - A book related to problems of youth
Rulings of travellers
Rulings of immigrants
Misbah ul huda was safinatul nijat - 2 Volumes