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Kazim Rashti

Summary
Sayyid Kāẓim bin Qāsim al-Ḥusaynī ar-Rashtī (1793–1843) (سيد كاظم بن قاسم الحسيني الرﺷتي), mostly known as Siyyid Kázim Rashtí (سید کاظم رشتی), was the son of Siyyid Qasim of Rasht, a town in northern Iran. He was appointed as the successor of Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i, and led the Shaykhí movement until his death. He came from a family of well known merchants. He was a Shaykhi scholar who told his students about the coming of the Mahdi and the "Masih" (the return of Christ) and taught them how to recognize them. After his death in 1843, many of his students spread out around Asia, Europe and Africa for the search. Upon his death he was buried near the tomb of Imam Husayn in Karbala. Works Sharh al-qasída al-lámíya One of Siyyid Kazim’s most important works is a 16,000 verse commentary on an Arabic ode. The text itself has not much to do with the actual content of the poem. The commentary is well known for Kazim’s depiction of the many levels, regions and inhabitan
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