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Al-Mir al-Saghir

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Personal Information
Kunya Abu l-Qasim
Well-Known As Aqa Mirza, al-Mir al-Saghir
Lineage Khwansari family
Well-Known Relatives Muhammad Baqir Khwansari
Birth 1163/1750
Studied in Khwansar, Isfahan
Death 1240/1824
Burial Place Khwansar
Scholarly Information
Professors His father, Abu l-Qasim Khatunabadi
Permission for Hadith
Transmission From
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 the special student 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 al-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

He was born in 1163/1750 in Khwansar. His father al-Sayyid Husayn and his grandfather Abu l-Qasim Ja'far b. Husayn al-Khwansari known as al-Mir al-Kabir was a famous scholar.

Education

At first, Abu l-Qasim studied under his father, then he went to Isfahan and studied high levels of fiqh and usul al-fiqh under the city's scholars.

Teachers

In addition to studying under his father, he was one of the pupils of Abu l-Qasim al-Khatunabadi –known as Mudarris-. After finishing his studies he returned to Khwansar.

Permission for Hadith Transmission

He received narrating certificate from his father and also from these scholars:

Students

His son studied under him and received permission for hadith transmission from him.

Works

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.

Virtues

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 so devout and people attributed wonders to him.

Also, his children and descendants were scholars and well-educated. He is the paternal grandfather of Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Khwansari –author of Rawdat al-jannat.

Demise

Al-Khwansari passed away in 1240/1824 in Khwansar and was buried in the cemetery which is located behind the old bazaar of Khwansar.

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