Concept

Sadiq al-Shirazi

Summary
Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Sadiq al-Hussayni al-Shirazi (صادق الحسيني الشيرازي; سید صادق حسینی شیرازی; born August 20, 1942) is an Iraqi-Iranian Shia marja'. He hails from an influential transnational clerical family, and is the younger brother of Muhammad al-Shirazi, and considered his successor. Early life and education al-Shirazi was born in Karbala to Mirza Mahdi al-Shirazi, a grand ayatollah, and Halima al-Shirazi. Both of his parents are from the distinguished clerical al-Shirazi family that emigrated from Shiraz to Karbala in the 19th century. All of his brothers are clerics, and Muhamamad al-Shirazi is a marja'. His mother is the great-granddaughter of Mirza Shirazi, the pioneer of the Tobacco Movement. His nephew, Mohammad Taqi al-Modarresi is also a marja'. Education He began his religious education in Karbala, under his father and older brothers Muhammad and Hasan. After completing his primary education, he studied under Sayyid Muhammad-Hadi al-Milani, S
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