Ja'far b. Husayn Khwansari

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Personal Information
Full Name Abu l-Qasim Ja'far b. Husayn Khwansari
Well-Known As Aqa Mirza, Mir Saghir
Lineage Khwansari family
Well-Known Relatives Abu l-Qasim Ja'far b. Husayn Khwansari, Muhammad Baqir Khwansari
Birth 1163/1750
Residence Khansar, Isfahan
Studied in Khansar, Isfahan
Death 1240/1824
Burial Place Khansar
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 al-Nisa' Halat al-Salat wa al-'Ihram

Abu l-Qāsim Jaʿfar b. Ḥusayn Khwānsārī (Persian: ابوالقاسم جعفر بن حسین خوانساری) (b.1163/1750 - d.1240/1824) also known as Aqa Mīrzā and Mīr Saghīr, the twelver jurist of 12th/16th - 13th/17th centuries. He received a narrating certificate from Sayyid Muhammad Mahdi Bahr al-'Ulum. In addition to his studies under his father, he was one the special student of Abu l-Qasim Khatunabadi. 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. Muhammad Baqir Khwansari –author of Rawdat al-jannat- is one of his descendants. 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 Sayyid Husayn and his grandfather Abu l-Qasim Ja'far b. Husayn Khwansari known as Mir 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 Jurisprudence and Principles of Jurisprudence under the city's scholars.

Teachers

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

Narrating Certificate

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

  1. Sayyid Muhammad Mahdi Bahr al-'Ulum
  2. Mirza Muhammad Mahdi Musavi Shahristani
  3. Muhammad Mahdi b. Hidayat Allah Musavi Isfahani
  4. Sayyid 'Ali Tabataba'i (author of Riyad al-Masa'il d. 1231/1816)
  5. Muhammad Husayn Qazwini
  6. Mirza Yusuf b. 'Abd al-Fattah Tabrizi

Students

His son studied under him and received narrating certificate from him.

Works

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.

Virtues

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 Muhammad Baqir al-Khwansari –author of Rawdat al-jannat.

Demise

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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