Sheikh Mohsin Ali Najafi, a Renowned Pakistani Shiite Cleric and Usuli Twelver Scholar, Passed Away at 85

Last Updated on January 9, 2024, 6:48 am

Sheikh Mohsin Ali Najafi, a Respected Shiite Islamic Scholar and founder of Jamia Ahle Bait and Jamiatu Al Kothar, has Died.

Mohsin Ali Najafi Dead
Mohsin Ali Najafi (image via Facebook)

Sheikh Mohsin Ali Najafi, a renowned Pakistani Shiite Islamic cleric and Usuli Twelver scholar, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. He was a disciple of the late Ayatullah al Uzma Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei and authored many Islamic books, including a translation of the Quran, “Tafsir Al-Kothar.”

Who was Sheikh Mohsin Ali Najafi?

Sheikh Mohsin Ali Najafi was a Pakistani Usuli Twelver scholar and Shiite cleric. He was born on January 1, 1938, in Manthokha village of Khurramang tehsil of Skardu, Baltistan. He was the head of many Seminaries (Hawzahs) across Pakistan. He received early education at home from his father. He later went to Najaf Seminary in Iraq in 1966, where he became a disciple of renowned scholars such as Ayatollah Sayyid Abu Al-Qasim Al-Koei for ten years in the Hawza/Seminary of Najaf. He later became his

Special representative in Pakistan. After his demise, he became a Special representative of The Grand Ayatullah Ali al-Sistani to Pakistan.
He was the Head of The Uswa Education System in Pakistan and is credited with over twenty scholarly books, including the renowned translation of Holy Quran ‘Balagh-ul-Quran’ and ‘Tafsir Al-Kausar The Holy Quran,’ a tafsir or exegesis of Quran which consists of ten volumes that took over twenty years to complete. It was released in 2014 and is considered one of the best Urdu exegesis of the Quran. His other works include many compositions and translations of Arabic and Urdu books.

He was also known for his educational and religious welfare projects across Pakistan, including Jamia Ahl-e-Bait, Jamia Al-Kothar, the Uswa Education System for boys and girls, Jabir Bin Hayyan Trust, Hussaini Foundation, and many more.

Every year, he holds several conferences under the name of ‘Unity of the Ummah,’ where prominent scholars of all sects of Islam (Ahl-e-Sunnat, Ahl-e-hadith, Ahl-e-Shia) spread their messages of Unity of the Ummah (Nation).

Obituary and Funeral

Kouthar College of Women shared the sad news of his tragic demise in a post on social media, which said,
“In the loving memory of Mafassir e Quran Agha Sheikh Mohsin Ali Najafi, we regret to inform you of his peaceful passing. His legacy of kindness and wisdom will forever be cherished.”

His official Facebook page also announced his tragic departure. His Namz-e-Janazah (Muslim final rights) will be performed at Musjid-o-Imam Bar-Ghah Al-Sadiq at 1:00 p.m. after the Zohar prayers on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.


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