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Abu l-Qāsim Jaʿfar b. Ḥasan b. Yaḥyā b. Saʿīd al-Ḥillī (Arabic: "ابوالقاسم جعفر بن حسن بن یحیی بن سعید الحلي"), (b. 602/1205 - d. 676/1277) commonly regarded as Al-Muhaqqiq al-Hilli or al-Muhaqqiq al-Awwal, was a great Shi'a faqih (jurist), usuli, and poet in the 7/13century. He was one of the best-known faqihs of his time, and he is meant by the word "Muhaqqiq" (investigator) whenever it is used without any indication in the works of faqihs.

Some great scholars, such as al-'Allama al-Hilli, Ibn Dawud al-Hilli, Sayyid 'Abd al-Karim b. Tawus, and Ibn Sa'id al-Hilli were among his students. He was exceptionally respected by Khwaja Nasir al-Din al-Tusi. He was the author of Sharayi' al-Islam and Al-Mukhtasar al-nafi' fi fiqh al-Imamiyya. Continue reading...