Muhammad Baqir Kamara'i

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Personal Information
Full Name Shaykh Muhammad Baqir Kamara'i Khumeini
Religious Affiliation Twelver
Birth 1906
Place of Birth Kamara
Studied in Qom, Najaf
Death Muharram 5, 1416 - June 4, 1995
Burial Place Rey, Shrine of Abd al-'Azim al-Hasani
Scholarly Information
Professors Shaykh Abd al-Karim Ha'iri, Sayyid Abu l-Hasan Isfahani, Mirza Na'ini, Aqa Diya' 'Iraqi
Works Translation of religious sources
Socio-Political Activities
Socio-Political
Activities
He founded a society called "Organized Clerical Group"

Shaykh Muḥammad Bāqir Kamara'ī Khomeinī (Persian: محمّدباقر کَمَره‌ای خُمینی) (b. 1905 - d. 1995) was a Shiite scholar and author who wrote and translated many books. He was educated in Qom and Najaf, and upon his return to Iran, he devoted much of his life to writing and translating books. He published a number of books in 1940s and 1950s. He is buried in the shrine of Abd al-'Azim al-Hasani.

Biography

Kamara'i was born in Kamara near Khomeyn in 1905. According to al-Dhari'a, his lineage is as follows: Muhammad Baqir the son of Muhammad the son of Muhammad Rida the son of Ali Asghar Kamara'i. He studied preliminary and intermediate seminary courses in Maktabkhana with his father Shaykh Muhammad. He then went to Arak, and in 1963 he migrated to Qom in order to study advanced courses.

In Qom, he attended the lectures of some scholars, such as Shaykh Abd al-Karim Ha'iri who was banished to Qom from Iraq at the time. In 1971, Kamara'i migrated to Najaf, where he attended the lectures of Sayyid Abu l-Hasan Isfahani, Mirza Na'ini, Aqa Diya' 'Iraqi, and others.

In 1980, Shaykh Muhammad Baqir returned to Iran and lived in his hometown. After a while, he migrated to Rey. According to his biography, he moved to Tehran in 1942. In Tehran, he was an Imam of congregational prayers and taught advanced courses of jurisprudence and the principles of jurisprudence. He also engaged in scholarly and journalistic activities as well as writing. Until 1946, he had published many books.

Death

Kamara'i died on Muharram 5, 1416, June 4, 1995 and was buried in the shrine of Abd al-Azim al-Hasani.

Writings

Kamara'i wrote more than fifty books on different issues. Most famously, he translated some religious texts and sources, such as the work of al-Shaykh al-Saduq. some of his works are:

Cooperation with Religious Journals

Some of Kamara'i's essays were published in the journal of "A'yin Islam" in 1940s. Moreover, he attended religious gatherings by the Society of Islamic Propagations or other Islamic institutes. He also founded a society called "Hay'at Ruhani Muntazam" (Organized Clerical Group), and published statements on behalf of the group in A'yin-i Islam.

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