Qazi Sa’id Qumi

Qazi Sa’id Qumi (1639–1691) was an Iranian Shia philosopher and one of the philosophers of Qom's School.[1]


he was born in Qom, a city located in southern Tehran. his father, Muhammad mofid Qommi, was himself a hakim. when Qazi was young, completed his preliminary education in Qom.[2] He lived in safavid period and was personal physician of Shah Abbas Safavi. he also famoused by the name of Ḥakim-e Kuček.Since that he worked as judge in Qom he known as Qazi Said. His father also taught him medicine and philosophy. Also Qazi learned under supervision of Lahiji study of Avicenna. Under affection of Rajab ali, Qazi criticized the substantial motion, a theory by Mulla Sadra.[3]

In Isfahan he was the pupil of Rajab Ali Tabrizi, Muhsen Feyz and Abd al-Razzaq Lahiji. Thus, after the Persian treatise Kalid-i bihisht (The Key of Paradise), where he takes up the theory of the equivocalness of being professed by his teacher Rajab Ali, he started to write an extremely complex Commentary on Forty Hadith, but he does not get beyond the twenty-eighth. This is followed by a Book of Forty Treatises, of which only ten or possibly eleven were written. He left a notebook of annotations on the Theology attributed to Aristotle, a work which our philosophers have always continued to read. Finally, there is his magnum opus in commentating the al-Tawhid by al-Shaykh al-Saduq.[4]


Qazi spent his last period of life, After being prisoned in Alamaut and appointing to high position in Qom, finally died in 18of Ramazan month at nearly 1690.[5]


  1. Henry Corbin, p. 4 (1976) Anthologie Des Philosophes Iraniens
  2. Henry Corbin, p. 6 (1976) Anthologie Des Philosophes Iraniens
  4. Corbin (1993), pp. 346-347


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