RNA – Ayatollah Qorban-Ali Mohaqqeq-Kabuli, an Afghani Shi’ah source of emulation, passed away on June 11, 2019 at the age of 91.
His Eminence was born in the village of Turkman in Afghan province of Parwan northwest of Kabul in 1928. He was a Twelver Shi’ah source of emulation in Afghanistan. He is an ethnic Hazara.
He started his basic religious schooling at the age of seven by learning Quran and religion-related books in the Persian language. He became deeply involved in Islamic beliefs, literature, logic, jurisprudence and sciences after he joined local religious schools. Later, he went to Kabul where educational resources were limited and the political situation was not appropriate either. Then, for further studies, he left Afghanistan for Iran. In 1953, he went to Najaf, Iraq to study.
Life in Najaf
His higher education started in 1953 in Najaf, his teachers were Ayatollah Abdul-Ali Sabzevari, Shaykh Kazem Tabrizi, Sayyed Abdul-Husayn Rashti, Mohammad-Taqi al-Razi, Shaykh Sadra, and Shaykh Mujtaba Talmaz. He also attended lectures of Imam Khomeini. In 1955, his teachers were Ayatollah Sayyed Abolqasem Khoei and Ayatollah Mohammad-Baqir Zanjani.
Return to Afghanistan
After completing his education he returned to Afghanistan in 1973, he was welcomed by thousands of people on his arrival.
In Afghanistan, he established many educational and religious institutions to promote Islamic education and cultural awareness.