Friday, July 19, 2013

Ramadan Lecture: Ramadan, Fasting, & the Qur'anic and Hadith Traditions (Sayyid Mahdi al-Modarresi)

Al-Sayyid Mahdi al-Modarresi is a graduate of the al-Qa'im theological seminary in the Sayyida Zaynab district near Damascus, Syria and the seminaries of Qum in Iran.  He is a member of a famous juridical family.  His father is Ayatullah Hadi al-Modarresi and his uncle is the Iraqi grand ayatullah Muhammad Taqi al-Modarresi.  The al-Modarresi family is connected through marriage and scholarship to the transnationally-influential Shirazi family of Twelver Shi'i religious jurists (fuqaha').

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