Ayatollah al-Udhma Yousof al-Sanei is a Grand Marja of Shia Islam. A marja, or marja-e-taqleed (Arabic and persian Ù Ø±Ø¬Ø¹ ØªÙÙÙØ¯), literally source of imitation or source of tradition, is the second highest authority on religion and law in Shia Islam after the prophet and (Shia) Imams. ... Shiʻa Islam (Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite) makes up the second largest sect of believers in Islam, constituting about 30%–35% of all Muslim. ...
Born in Isfahan in 1927, he quickly rose to high ranks in his seminary studies at Qom's Hawzahs, and ranked first in the advanced level examinations in 1955, and was thus awarded the commendation of Grand Ayatollah Borujerdi for his exceptional achievement. Isfahan or EsfahÄn can refer to either a city or a province in Iran (Persia): Isfahan (city) Isfahan (province) Isfahan (rugs) Isfahan is the name of a song by the Jazzist Duke Ellington Ispahan a kind of rose and an older pronunciation of the citys name. ... Qom is famous for the shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh, first built in the late 8th century. ... Ayatollah Sayyid Husayn Borujerdi (Ø¢ÛØªâØ§ÙÙÙ Ø³ÛØ¯ØØ³ÙÙ Ø¨ÙØ±Ø¬Ø±Ø¯Û in Persian, 1914 -2003) was a Grand Shiite ayatollah. ...
He is particularly noteworthy for issuing a fatwa in which he declared suicide bombing as haram and a "terrorist act". A fatwa (Arabic: ) plural fatÄwa (ÙØªØ§ÙÙ), is a legal pronouncement in Islam, issued by a religious law specialist on a specific issue. ... A suicide bombing is an attack using a bomb in which the individual(s) carrying the explosive materials composing the bomb intend(s) and expect(s) to die upon detonation (see suicide). ... This article covers the word as used in Islamic urban planning. ...
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