Mohammad Yaqoobi

Not to be confused with Mohammed Yaqoub or Muhammad al-Yaqoubi.
Grand Ayatollah Muhammad al-Yaqoobi
Religion Usuli Twelver Shi`a Islam
Other names Arabic: محمد اليعقوبي
Born (1960-09-09) September 9, 1960
Najaf, Iraq
Senior posting
Based in Najaf, Iraq
Title Grand Ayatollah
Period in office 2003present
Predecessor Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr
Religious career
Post Grand Ayatollah

Mohammad al-Yaqoobi (Arabic: محمد اليعقوبي; born 9 September 1960) is a prominent Iraqi Twelver Shi'a Marja' Ayatollah.[1][2] As well as heading the Al-Sadr Religious University in Najaf, he established one of the largest women's Hawzas in Iraq, and oversees many charitable organisations within Iraq.[3][4] He is an active figure within Iraqi politics, and is considered by many to be the heir of Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr.


Primary education at Imam Jawad Private Shi'ite School. Graduated with a B.A. in Civil Engineering from University of Baghdad in 1982. Joined the Najaf Hawza in 1988 and completed his religious studies with Ayatollah Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei and Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr in 1992.[5]


The number of books published under his name, which include his own writings and recorded dialogues, as well as books supervised by him, exceed 90 titles. He maintained a close relationship with Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, who, amongst others, granted him his Ijtihad.[6]

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