The sixteenth of Jamada al-Thani concides the martyrdom anniversary of the late Ayatollah Sayyed Hassan al-Husseini al-Shirazi, may Allah bless his soul, the brother of Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Sadiq al-Husseini al-Shirazi, may Allah prolong his life.
The martyr Ayatollah Sayyed Hasan Shirazi was born in 1927, in the holy city of Najaf, in Iraq. The childhood of Sayyed 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 Sayyed Hasan Shirazi to continue the path of his scholarly forefathers at the Islamic Seminaries. Years passed and Sayyed Hasan Shirazi fed his interminable thirst for the knowledge of pure Household and finally achieved the level of Ijtihad. The martyr Ayatollah Sayyed 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 Sayyed 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.