Seyyed Nur Allah Shushtari

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Seyyed Nur Allha Hosseini Shushtari, known as “Judge Nur Allah Shushtari” and “The third martyr”, great scholar, jurisconsult, theologian, traditionist and poet, in th ereign of Safawid dynasty (the dynasty which ruled Iran from 1501 – 1786). He was born in 1557 into an educated family in Shushtar – Iran. He studied primary sciences intellectual and tranmitted sciences in the presence of his father. He also studied under “Mir Safi al-Din Muhammad” and “Mir Jalal al-Din Muhammad”. At the age of 23, travelled to Mashhad to continue his studies. His most #### famous master in Mashhad was “Abdul Wahed Ibn Ali”. Shushtari was profoundly expert at Hadith, intellectual and transmitted sciences, mathematics, Arabic literature, rhetoric and prosody. Then he went to India and was chosen as a judge of Lahore by Akbar shah (king of India).

The following are some of his works:
1- Hardships of appointing
2- The scenes of believers
3- Adminstarting justice and cancelling the false
4- The cloud of rain
5- Seven planets
6- The chaste matter ,etc.
He had also some works on Quranic exegesis and Quranic sciences on thology and nullyfying Sunni sect an dtwo important books on jurisprudence and methodology.

Seyyed Nur Allah Shushtari was killed by Sunnis in 1611.


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