World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom

Article Id: WHEBN0009557271
Reproduction Date:

Title: Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Timeline of the Iranian Revolution, Iranian presidential election, 2013, Operation Scorched Earth, Tudeh Party of Iran
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom

Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom (جامعهٔ مدرسین حوزهٔ علمیهٔ قم), was founded 1961 by the leading Hawzas, and proposes judges to the judiciary system. The body gained international prominence when it announced in 1981 that Ayatollah Shariatmadati was no longer a source of emulation (marja'). It has demoted a number of clerics over the last three decades.[1] A recent case was that of Ayatollah Yousef Saanei who for his solidarity with the green movement was demoted from marja' to hojjatoleslam. The Society also does not include Ayatollah Sistani on its list.


Its founders comprising (none of them were Ayatollah at that time):


Its current members include among others:


The Society approves a list of marjas in Qom. In 1963 the Society declared Ayatollah Khomeini as marja. In 1994, after the death of Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Araki, the Society nominated seven of the Ulama as his succeeders to be Marja' including Ayatollah Khamenei .


  1. ^ See Iran Data Portal.
  • [1]
  • [2]
  • [3]
  • [4]
  • [5]


  • جامعه مدرسین حوزه علمیه قم از آغاز تا کنون، سید محسن صالح و علیرضا جوادزاده، ناشر: مرکز اسناد انقلاب اسلامی

See also

External links

  • Official Website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.