ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Allama Mohammed Baqir Majlisi was a scion of a very erudite family. His ancestor wasMaqsood Ali Majlisi who migrated from Jabl Aamil to Isfahan city in Iran. He had twosons, Mohammed Taqi and Mohammed Sadiq. Both of them received instruction inIslamic Studies from allama Abdallah Shustari. Allama Mohammed Taqi Majlisi ,himself an erudite Islamic Scholar, was the father of Allama Mohammed Baqir Majlisi.Allama Baqir was born in the year 1037 H ( 1616AD) . He opened his eyes in a scholarlyatmosphere. His two elder brothers, Mulla Azizullah and Mulla Abdallah were scholarsof high repute and his sisters too were ladies of high learning. Within no time, the youngMohammed Baqir acquired mastery in logic, philosophy, mathematics, hadith, fiqh,literature and Quranic commentary.Allama Mohammed Baqir Majlisi’s tutors too were of very high repute. Among themwere Hassan Ali bin Abdallah, Sayed Mohammed Haidar Tabatabai, Mir MohammedMomin and Allama Muhsin Faiz.When the scholarly atmosphere honed his capabilities,Mohammed Baqir commenced his authorship. The work that the erudite scholars did in amillennium, Allama Majlisi achieved in a short span of 77 years. It is a fact that whatAllama Mohammed Yaqub kulaini commenced, Allama Majlisi took up capably as arennaisance to his efforts. Bihar Al Anwaar is Allama Majlisi’s monumental work consisting of 25 volumes. Mirat al Uqool fi Shara al Kaafi is a commentary on authenticand weak
Allama Majlisi had hundreds of disciples studying under him. His prominent studentswere Allama Sayed Nematullah jazairi, Mirza Abdallah Effendi, Mulla Abdallah Ardbeli,Mulla Mohammed Fazil, Mulla Mohammed bin Hassan Isfahani and Mulla MohammedHussain bin Yahya Noori.This great luminary of Islamic learning passed away at the age of 77 years in 1111H(1690 A.D.).