VI- Ḥajjī `Sayyid `Ali `Abd Allah al-Mūsāwī.

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 The 6th  Kirmani-Iraqi Shaykhī leader

   

  Ḥajjī `Sayyid `Ali `Abd Allah al-Mūsāwī al-Ḥifzih 

 

Stephen Lambden UC Merced

In progress : last updated 19-02-2016.

With the assasination of the Vth Kirmani Shaykhi leader  Ḥajjī  Sarkar Aqa,`Abd al-Riḍā' Khān al-Ibrahīmī (1340-1400 /1921-1979) in the wake of the Iranian revolution of 1979, the leadership was transferred (in 1983 ?) out if Iran to Basra (Iraq),  though the son of the latter Kirmani Shaykhi leader was considered the wakil (agent or representative) in Iran (Kirman).

 

 

 

 

 

In his al-Shaykhiyya, nasha'āthā wa taṭawwūrhā wa maṣādir dirāsathā  nishāti-hā  ("Shaykism, its origins, its evolution and the sources for  its study", see image above), Sayyid Muhammad Ḥasan ibn `Abd al-Rasūl ibn Mashkūr al-Ḥusaynī, al-Ṭāliqānī, al-Najafī (b. Najaf, 1350/1931 d. ADD), devotes a few paragraphs to the biography and writings of al-Mūsāwī (see pp.220-221). He notes that al-Mūsāwī was born in a village near Basra (Iraq) named  البراضعية al-Baradi`iyyah in the month of Dhul-Hijja, 1317 or  March-April 1900 [1899].     

Among his published writings are various translations from Persian into Arabic, including the following (Persian) works of the anti-Babi Shaykhi leader Muhammad Karim Khan Kirmani (d.1871):  هـدايـة الـمـسـتـرشـد، hidāyat al-mustarshid (XXX); the Risala fi al-radd `ala al-bab (`Treatise in Refutation of tghe Bab' ; see main Shaykhi page on this site); the Hidayat al-Subyan (For the Guidance of the Youth); the  al-Fusul al-arba`a, Chahar Fasl ("Forty Divisions", pub. Kirman: Chapkanah-'i sa'adat, 1324/ 1946) and the Si Fasl ("Thirty Divisions").