ⓘ Al-Sayyed Mohsen al-Amin was a Shia scholar, biographer, traditionist, and jurist. He was born in Jabal Amel, Lebanon. His most important work is Ayan al-Shia. ..

                                     

ⓘ Al-Sayyed Mohsen al-Amin

Al-Sayyed Mohsen al-Amin was a Shia scholar, biographer, traditionist, and jurist. He was born in Jabal Amel, Lebanon. His most important work is Ayan al-Shia.

                                     

1.1. Early life and education Family background

Al-Amin was born in 1867 to a well-known Sayyid family in Jabal Amel, Lebanon.He was famous for al-Amin or the trusted one. His father, Abdul al-Karim al-Amili, was a scholar of his time. His father died in Iraq was buried, when he had gone to pilgrimage Iraq. His maternal grandfather was ′Shaykh Muhammad Hussein al Amili al Musawi, was one of the scholars who went to Najaf to education and died there.

                                     

1.2. Early life and education Education

Sayyed Mohsen began to study the Quran and elementary Arabic grammar at the age of seven under village teacher.Four years later, he learned jurisprudence for three years old under shaykh Musa sharara who returned to Iraq.In 1890, arrangements were made for him to study at the Iraq, Najaf.Finally he was a learned Mujtahid.

                                     

1.3. Early life and education Activity

He was among the pioneers of correcting Shia beliefs in modern times. He forbade Haram self-injurious. His action made the rallying most of the uneducated villagers against al Amins calls for reform. By this action, Amin wanted to rationalize religious practices and make them more moral. He was able to expose a more positive image of the Shia thereby.

                                     

2. Published works

  • Al-Majalis al-saniyya fi manaqib wa-masaib al-itra al-nabawiyya Arabic: المجالس السنيه في مناقب و مصائب العتره النبويه ‎
  • Kashf al-Irtiyab fi Atba Muhammad b. Abd al-Wahhab Arabic: كشف الإرتياب في أتباع محمد بن عبد الوهاب ‎
  • Ayan al-ShiaArabic: أعيان الشيعة ‎, is one of his works.This work the biographical encyclopedia book and consists of fifty-six volumes.
  • Al-husun al-mania fi radd ma awradahu sahib al-manar fi haqq al-shia Arabic: الحصون المنیعة فی ردّ ما اورده صاحب المنار فی حقّ الشیعة ‎, he explained some of the Shia views in this book.
  • Risalat al-tanzih li-amal al-shabih Arabic: رسالة التنزيه لاعمال الشبيه ‎, that was al-Amins reply to his critics-Sadiq.
  • Iqna al-laim ala iqamat al-matam Arabic: اقناع اللائم علی اقامه المآتم ‎
  • Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya al-khamisa Fifth, Arabic: الصحيفة الخامسة السجادية ‎ is the longest version of the Sahifa of al-Sajjad has been published.
  • Lawaij al-ashjan fi maqtal al-imam Abi Abd Allah al-Husayn Arabic: لواعج الأشجان في مقتل الإمام إبي عبد الله الحسين ابن علي بن أبي طالب عليه السلام ‎