Zainabiya Seminary Honors 41st Martyrdom Anniversary of Ayatollah Hasan Shirazi

Over the past few days, the Islamic Seminary of Zainabiya marked the 41st anniversary of the martyrdom of Ayatollah Sayed Hasan Shirazi in Damascus, the Syrian Capital. This memorial service was attended by different groups of cultural, religious and social figures, as well as members of other religious communities from inside and outside Syria. Among the speakers at this event were the representative of Zainabiya Seminary, as well as Sheikh Abu Khaled Aref Shaban, a member of monotheistic community in Syria, Sayed Mostafa Shirazi and Sheikh Fazel Al-Haidari.

The martyr Ayatollah Sayyid Hasan Shirazi was born in 1927, in the holy city of Najaf, in Iraq. The childhood of Sayyid Hasan Shirazi was enriched with the love of the pure Household, peace be upon them, under the influence of the sacred shrine of Imam Ali, peace be upon him, in holy Najaf. Soon, this pure love led the young Sayyid Hasan Shirazi to continue the path of his scholarly forefathers at the Islamic Seminaries. Years passed and Sayyid Hasan Shirazi fed his interminable thirst for the knowledge of pure Household and finally achieved the level of Ijtihad. The martyr Ayatollah Sayyid Hasan Shirazi served the religion of Islam with his life in many different countries such as Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt. The numerous religious journals and publications of Ayatollah Sayyid Hasan Shirazi were influential mediums that revolutionized the Arabic literature and promoted the culture of Shia Muslims in Iraq. Finally, on his way to the funeral service of martyr Muhammad Baqir Sadr, Ayatollah Hasan Shirazi was attacked by Baath agents and was martyred on a Friday, on May 2, 1980. His pure body was taken to the holy city of Qom, and after the Grand Ayatollah Mar’ashi Najafi performed the prayers on his body, he was laid to rest in the shrine of Lady Ma’sumah, peace be upon her.