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|Mohammad Ali Araki
|Religion||Shia Islam (Usuli Twelver)|
|Other names||Persian: محمدعلی اراکی|
|Died||24 November 1994
|Resting place||Fatima Masumeh Shrine|
Mohammad Ali Araki (Persian: محمدعلی اراکی, 1894 in Arak – 24 November 1994 in Qom) was an Iranian Twelver Shia Marja'. Araki was teacher of many Iranian revolutionary person and was the last survivor from Ruhollah Khomeini's era. When he died, IRNA declared that "he was considered the greatest living Marja'".
Mohammad Ali Araki was born on 1894 in Arak, Iran. He started his education from Arak Hawza. Grand Ayatollah Haeri allowed him to wear the turban and robe because qualified individuals were limited. Also, Araki studied many years in Yazd Hawza. After that he migrated to Qum and continued his studying under supervision of Abdul-Karim Ha'eri Yazdi. After death of Ruhollah Khomeini, Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza Golpaygani was selected by Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom as Marja' for Khomeini's followers and after Golpaygani's death Araki was introduced. So, Araki was the last survivor from Ruhollah Khomeini's era.
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