Biography of the AUTHOR

Biography of the AUTHOR

 

Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini was born in 1925 in the City of Najafabad in the Province of Esfahan. Having finished his primary studies in Najafabad, he joined the Religious Learning Center (Hawzah) of Esfahan in 1942. After completing his curriculum of religious studies in Esfahan, he joined the most famous Religious Learning Center of Qum in 1947, where he learned Dars‑e‑Kharij,[9] Jurisprudence and Principles of the Religion, under the tutorship of most eminent religious scholars of that period. He studied the Philosophy books: Manzoomeh of Hakim Sabzavari, Asfar of Sadr al‑Muta’allihin and Shafa of Avicenna, under the tutorship of most eminent philosophers of that period. Also, he studied the religious sciences of Kalam (Discourse) and Tafseer (Commentary on the holy Qur’an) during his stay over there.

While pursuing his religious studies at Esfahan and Qum, he also taught Literature, Jurisprudence and Philosophy. Because of his special attitude and inclination towards the sciences, namely Psychology, Child-Psychology, Education and Training, Family‑rights, Family‑ethics and hadith—Traditions of the Holy Prophet (a.s) and the Infallible Imams (a.s)—he pursued advance studies and research in these areas.

Ayatullah Amini from the very beginning was interested in writing and academic research and therefore, since 1945, he has been engaged intensively in writing and research. Following is a list of some of his published works:

1. Dad‑Gustar ‑e‑Jahan (World Administer of Justice), about the life of Imam al‑Mahdi (a.s).

2. Barrasi Masail‑e‑Kulli Imamate (Over all review of affairs related to Divinely Appointed Vicegerency).

3. Aayeen‑e‑Hamsar Dari (the Code of Marital Relationship).

4. Aayeen‑e‑Tarbiyat dar Tarbiyate‑Kudak (The Code of Child training).

5. Islam wa Ta`lim wa Tarbiyat (Education and Training in Islam).

6. Intekhab‑e‑Hamsar (Spouse Selection).

7. Bano‑e‑Namuna‑e‑Islam (The Ideal Women of Islam), about the life of Fa§imah al‑Zahra’ (a.s) the daughter of the Holy Prophet (a.s).

8. Khud Sazi dar Akhlaq (Moral Self‑building).

9. Aamuzish‑e‑Din (Religious Education): Roots and Branches of religion, explained in simple language, consisting of seven volumes, are included in the curriculum of Primary Education.

10. Duroos min al‑Thaqafatch al‑Islamiyah: A complete course of Roots and Branches of Religion of Intermediate level.

11. Aashnai ba Masail‑e‑Kulli Islam (Acquaintance with over all Islamic Affairs).

12. Hame Bayad Be Danand (Everybody should know); A small booklet containing the details of Roots and Branches of the Religion for younger people.

13. Islam wa Tammudan‑e‑Gharb (Islam and Western Civilization): Translation from Arabic into Persian of Modidi’s Book: Nahnu wa’l-Hadarat al‑Gharbiyyah.

14. A lot of miscellaneous articles written on various: ideological, political, social, ethical and educational topics for presentation at national and international seminars and conferences. The above listed books were written in Persian but so far many of them have been translated into various foreign languages.

Ayatullah Amini, an eminent scholar and jurisprudent, is a professor at the Religious Learning Center at Qum where he is involved in teaching, writing and research activities. He very frequently represents the Islamic Republic of Iran at various international conferences. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he also holds many important national positions as follows:

Member and Vice-President of Assembly of Experts (Majlis‑Khubrigan), Secretary General of Office and Educational Research Center of Assembly of Experts, Member Academic Council of Religious Learning Center of Qum, and Chief of Cultural Affairs, Member Board of Trustees of World Center for Islamic Sciences, Member Board of Trustees Imam al‑Sadiq University in Tehran and Member Supreme Council of World Assembly of Ahl al-Bayt (a.s)

[9] Dars‑e‑Kharij: The highest level of theological education related to jurisprudence in the form of lectures, beyond the limited boundaries of text books [Tr.]