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Seyyed Muhammad Reza Golpayegani
March 20, 1899
|Died||December 9, 1993
|Resting place||Fatima Masumeh Shrine|
Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Golpaygani (20 March 1899 – December 9, 1993) was an Iranian Shia cleric and marja. He was born in Gogad village, near the city of Golpaygan, Iran. He was taught preliminary studies by his father, Mohammad Bagher. At the age of 9, his father died, and he moved to Golpaygan to continue his studies. At the age of 20, he moved to Arak to study under Abdul-Karim Ha'eri Yazdi. After Ha'eri Yazdi and Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Khansari founded the hawza of Qom, he moved there and delivered lectures in the Islamic Seminary. He was one of the highest-ranking Islamic clergy to participate in the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and a one-time serious contender to succeed Ruhollah Khomeini as the Supreme Leader of Iran in 1989. However, his candidacy was voted down by the Assembly of Experts, in favor of the eventual successor and current leader, Ali Khamenei.
Ayatollah Seyyed Muhammad Reza Golpayegani, great Shia Marja . He was born in 1899 in Golpayegan Iran. His father "Sayyed muhammad Baqer" was a great scholar. From his childhood started learning primary education and religious sciences under great masters. Before the age of 21, participated in jurisprudence and methodology classes of the late "Ayatollah Haeri" (the founder of Qom Hawzeh) and became one of his most significant students. After completing his education and achieving high scientific and spiritual positions, started teaching. At that time, he was one of the most prominent masters.
The following are his main masters:
Students: After death of "Ayatollah Abdul Karim Haeri" many students and scholars participated in methodology (Osul) classes of Ayatollah Golpayegani:
He wrote many treatises and books about Jurisprudence and Islam. Some of them are as follow:
Ayatollah Golpayegani died in 1993 in Qom near the Shrine of Hazrate Masoumeh.