Abd al-Razzaq Lahiji

ʿAbd-Al-Razzāq B. ʿAlī B. Al-Hosayn Lāhījī (died c. 1072 AH [1662 CE]) was an Iranian theologian, poet and philosopher.[1] His mentor in philosophy was his father-in-law Mulla Sadra.


Hailing from Lahijan in Gilan, he spent most of his life in Qom. Abd al--Razzaq was a son-in-law of Mulla Sadra along with Molla Mohsen Feyz Kashani.[2] His son Hasan would become another prominent theologian and philosopher of the Safavid dynasty.[3] Seyyed Hossein Nasr knows him among the intellectual figures in Persia.[4] Abd al--Razzaq was in agreement with Molla Sadra as to the contrast between primacy of quiddity and primacy of existence.[5]


Teaching and pupils

According to Madlung, Abd-Razzaq taught at the Masumieh madrasah. There his prominent pupils included his sons Hasan and Ebrahim as well as Qazi Saeed Qommi.[6]


Lāhīǰī stands at the end of a transition in Islamic scholastic theology in which the thought system of kalam was gradually replaced by that of falsafa, heavily influenced by the school of Avicenna.[1]


  1. 1 2 W. Madelung, "ʿABD-AL-RAZZĀQ LĀHĪJĪ" in Encyclopaedia Iranica
  2. SAJJAD H. RIZVI in Josef Meri,p.531.2006
  3. Ostadi Reza, Hasan Lahiji and his cradle of certainty, p.88, Mirath Javid Magazine (in Persian)
  4. Nasr in Expectation of the Millennium : Shiìsm in History,p.165.1989
  5. Morris Zailan, Revelation, Intellectual Intuition and Reason in the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra: An Analysis of the Al-hikmah Al-'arshiyyah, p.196.1392 Ap.
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