|Well-Known As||Aqa Mirza, al-Mir al-Saghir|
|Well-Known Relatives||Muhammad Baqir Khwansari|
|Studied in||Khwansar, Isfahan|
|Professors||His father, Abu l-Qasim Khatunabadi|
|Permission for Hadith|
|Sayyid Muhammad Mahdi Bahr al-'Ulum, Mirza Muhammad Mahdi Musavi Shahristani, ...|
|Works||Lubs al-harir al-mahd li-l-nisa' halat al-salat wa al-ihram|
Abu l-Qāsim Jaʿfar b. Ḥusayn al-Khwānsārī (Arabic: ابوالقاسم جعفر بن حسين الخوانساري) (b.1163/1750 - d.1240/1824) also known as Aqa Mīrzā and al-Mīr al-Ṣaghīr, the twelver jurist of 12th/16th - 13th/17th centuries. In addition to his studies under his father, he was one of the special students of Abu l-Qasim al-Khatunabadi. He received a permission for hadith transmission from al-Sayyid Muhammad Mahdi Bahr al-'Ulum.
The treatise Lubs al-Harir al-Mahd Li l-Nisa' Halat al-Salat wa al-'Ihram and glosses on several traditional and jurisprudential books has remained from him. Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Khwansari –author of Rawdat al-jannat- is one of his descendants.
Al-Khwansari was very cautious about religious matters. People attributed wonders to him. Finally he passed away in 1240/1824 in Khwansar and was buried there.
Birth and Father
Permission for Hadith Transmission
He received permission for hadith transmission from his father and also from these scholars:
- Al-Sayyid Muhammad Mahdi Bahr al-'Ulum
- Muhammad Mahdi al-Musavi al-Shahristani
- Muhammad Mahdi b. Hidayat Allah al-Musavi al-Isfahani
- Al-Sayyid 'Ali al-Tabataba'i (author of Riyad al-masa'il d. 1231/1816)
- Muhammad Husayn al-Qazwini
- Yusuf b. 'Abd al-Fattah al-Tabrizi
His son studied under him and received permission for hadith transmission from him.
The treatise Lubs al-harir al-mahd li-l-nisa' halat al-salat wa al-ihram and glosses on several traditional and jurisprudential books has remained from him.
Al-Khwansari was very cautious in religious matters, thus he did not accept the position of being a judge and being imam of congregational prayer or issuing fatwa. He was very devout and people attributed acts of wonder to him.
Al-Khwansari passed away in 1240/1824 in Khwansar and was buried in the cemetery which is located behind the old bazaar of Khwansar.
- The material for this article is mainly taken from جعفر بن حسین خوانساری in Farsi Wikishia.