Ayatullah Ali Akbar Faydh, famously known as Ayatollah Mishkini, was born in 1921 in one of the villages in the precincts of the city of Mishkin. He studied the preliminary stages of Islamic studies under the guidance of his father in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq following which he returned to his hometown. After his father’s death, he left for Ardabil where he studied Islamic sciences in addition to Arabic grammar and morphology while in Ardabil. In his scholarly pursuits, he traveled to Najaf, Iraq where he resided for seven months to study at the highest level of Islamic studies under the tutelage of the renowned scholars there. Ayatullah Mishkini then returned to Qum and studied under the guidance of well-known scholars such as Ayatollah Burujerdi and Ayatollah Khomeini.