Jannati is a member of the 12-man Guardian Council which vets candidates for office.
Biography Shaykh Jannaati was born in Tash, a city in Shaahroud, in 1932. He began to learn the Holy Qur'an and Persian literature when he was only six years old. At the age of eleven, he entered the Islamic Seminary of Shaahroud, where he finished his studies at the highest levels of Fiqh (jurisprudence) and Usool (principles) offered by the seminary.
He left his hometown for Mashhad when he was 18 in order to continue his studies. In Mashad, he attended the lectures of Ayatollah Milaani. After that, he returned to Qom and attended the lectures of Ayatollah Boroujerdi and Imam Khumayni.
Al-Jannaati, thereafter, migrated to Najaf, and for 25 years he benefited from the knowledge of great and eminent scholars such as: Ayatollah Sayyid Mahmoud Shaahroudi, Hajj Sayyid Muhsin Al-Hakeem, Hajj Sayyid Abdul Haadi Shiraazi, Hajj Shaykh Husayn Al-Hilli, Hajj Mirza Muhammad Baqir Zanjaani, and Hajj Sayyid Abul Qaasim Khou'i. In Najaf while teaching advanced levels of the seminary studies he compiled many books over an eleven-year period. Short after the victory of the Islamic Revolution he returned to Iran to live in Qom. Today, he is teaching the Kharij stage (seminary lessons) in Fiqh and Usool.
Al-Jannaati has written more than (350) articles on subjects like Fiqh, Usool, Qur'anic sciences, Tafseer and Hadith (tradition). Many of his articles have been published in various magazines inside and outside of Iran. He also delivered many lectures and attends many international conferences, and educational/cultural congresses.
LOL, What a great scientist...~!
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