|Full Name||Husayn al-Hilli|
|Professors||Mirza Muhammad Husayn Na'ini and Diya' al-Din 'Iraqi|
|Students||al-Sayyid Muhammad Taqi al-Hakim, al-Sayyid Muhammad Sa'id al-Hakim, and Sayyid Radi Shirazi|
|Works||A manual on akhdh al-ujra 'ala l-wajibat, A manual on ilhaq walad al-shubha bi al-zawj al-da'im, ...|
Ḥusayn al-Ḥillī (Arabic: حُسَین الحِلِّي), (b. 1309/1891-2 - d. 1394/1974), the great Imami Jurist of 14th century, was one of the students of Mirza Muhammad Husayn Na'ini and Diya' al-Din 'Iraqi. He was the teacher of al-Sayyid Muhammad Taqi al-Hakim, al-Sayyid Muhammad Sa'id al-Hakim, and Sayyid Radi Shirazi.
He was born in 1309/1891-2 in Najaf. He was from 'Ifar (an area in Iraq, near Hilla) and one of the members of the tribe Tufayl. His father, 'Ali b. Husayn al-Hilli, (d. 1344/1965), was a pious scholar who left Hilla when he was a young man and lived in Najaf.
Shaykh Husayn had an older brother called Hasan who was a learned poet; he died due to a disease when he was young. A poetry collection and a book in Arabic morphophonemics called Kitab fi 'ilm al-sarf have remained from him.
Shaykh Husayn passed away in 1394/1974 in Najaf.
His main teacher in kharij classes was Mirza Muhammad Husayn Na'ini. Shaykh Husayn participated in his classes for a long time and was a prominent and close student of him. He, also, participated in the classes of Aqa Diya' 'Iraqi for a while.
He was an astute and smooth-tongued teacher who was very knowledgeable about jurisprudential bases. His teaching was scholarly, so profound, and classified. Others describe him as a pious man, good homered, and humble. It is said that he made himself far from headship.
- 'Ali b. Asad Allah Gharawi Tabrizi
- Sayyid 'Izz al-Din b. 'Ali Bahr al-'Ulum
- Sayyid Radi b. Muhammad Husayn Shirazi
- Ja'far b. Baqir Al Mahbuba
- Sayyid Muhammad Mahdi Bujnurdi
- Sayyid 'Abd al-Rasul Jahrumi Shirazi
- Ebrahim b. Safar 'Ali Mishkini
- Hasan Sa'id Tihrani
- Muhammad Taqi Hakim
- Muhammad Sa'id Hakim
- A manual on akhdh al-ujra 'ala l-wajibat
- A manual on ilhaq walad al-shubha bi al-zawj al-da'im
- A manual on hukm bay' jild al-dabb wa taharatihi wa qabulihi al-tadhkiya
- A manual on 'amal ahl kull ufuq 'ala ufuqihim wa hukm al-musafir bi al-ta'ira min bilad ila ukhra
- A manual on mu'amila al-dinar bi azyad minh
- A manual on mu'amila al-yanasib wa l-bayma al-sha'i'a fi hadha l-'asr
- A manual on al-wad'
- A manual on qa'idat al-farash
- A manual on qa'idat man malak
Also, he compiled an extensive book named al-Su'al wa al-jawab in two volumes which covers a variety of topics including exegesis of Qur'an (Tafsir), jurisprudence (Fiqh]), the principles of jurisprudence (Usul al-fiqh), philology (al-lugha), and literature. He also wrote gloss notations on some important works as well.
Expositions of his classes
Some of the students of al-Hilli set down his lessons.
- The most famous exposition of which is the book Buhuth fiqhiyya by 'Izz al-Din Bahr al-'Ulum. It is of outcomes of al-Hilli's lessons concerning new emerged issues such as insurance, lottery, cash bonds, banking, goodwill, construction of new roads and streets, Qa'idat Ilzam, and rights of spouses and its consequences. Taking benefit of new sources, the author has added some points to al-Hilli's lessons. Also, some parts of the book are compiled by asking question of Shaykh Husayn al-Hilli. For the first time, Buhuth fiqhiyya was published in Najaf in 1384/1964; then, was republished in Iraq, Lebanon, and Iran.
- Dalil al-'urwat al-wuthqa by Hasan Sa'id Tehrani is another exposition of al-Hilli's lessons concerning the issue of Tahara. It was published in Iran and Iraq several times.
- Eighth chapter of the book Numudhaj fi l-fiqh al-Ja'fari by Sayyid 'Abbas Mudarrisi Yazdi is presenting the exposition of al-Hilli's lessons on bay' (buying and selling).
- The material for this article is mainly taken from حسین حلی in Farsi Wikishia.