Ja'far b. Husayn Khwansari
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|Full Name||Abu l-Qasim Ja'far b. Husayn Khwansari|
|Well-Known As||Aqa Mirza, Mir Saghir|
|Well-Known Relatives||Abu l-Qasim Ja'far b. Husayn Khwansari, Muhammad Baqir Khwansari|
|Studied in||Khansar, 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 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 received narrating certificate from his father and also from these scholars:
- Sayyid Muhammad Mahdi Bahr al-'Ulum
- Mirza Muhammad Mahdi Musavi Shahristani
- Muhammad Mahdi b. Hidayat Allah Musavi Isfahani
- Sayyid 'Ali Tabataba'i (author of Riyad al-Masa'il d. 1231/1816)
- Muhammad Husayn Qazwini
- Mirza Yusuf b. 'Abd al-Fattah Tabrizi
His son studied under him and received narrating certificate from him.
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.
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.
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.