Manuscripts of Sheikh Al-Waheed Al-Bahbahani in the Commander of Believers' library (peace be upon him)


  • Qasim Ali Muhammed Al-Yassari University of Karbala' – College of Education Department of History


AL-Bahbani- Manuscripts- Commander of Believers’ library (peace be upon him)


The study of a man of science and knowledge and their scientific output is one of the important studies, as it reveals many secrets including his scientific abilities in teaching, diligence, and the establishment of the fundamentalist school, in addition to his compositions. Moreover, his teching in Hawza enabled him to gain the lead and to attract many students of science and knowledge. Al-Bahbahani had a special approach and was unparalleled in establishing the Fundamentalist School in Karbala, which played a major role in explaining the theory of ijtihad. Furthermore, he criticized the opinions of the Akhbaris and was able to overcome them with his scientific efforts. He truly was a watershed between two ages of scientific thought history in jurisprudence and fundamentals. Sheikh Al-Waheed Al-Baha’i had raised in Behbahan and moved between the Islamic world’s cities until he reached Al-Najaf, where he was able to continue his academic achievement there. He began frequenting the councils of scholars and becoming a student of great scholars, such as Sayyid Muhammad al-Tabataba’i and Sayyid Sadr al-Din al-Razavi. Then, he moved to Karbala and became well known after a short while even his reputation spreaded in the horizons. His council became adjacent to other religious councils, and he was able to form a solid scientific base that he made the shrine of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) a starting point for his intellectual revolution and the establishment of the fundamentalist school. He remained in Karbala until his death.When searching for the manuscripts and writings of Sheikh Bahba’i and his scientific productions, we see that he left a huge legacy; varied between research, treatises and books, as his scientific output was estimated at about (130) authors, most of which were in the form of letters to respond to the suspicions of the Akhbaris and answers to jurisprudential issues, and others specialized in the discourse on.