The 6th Kirmani-Iraqi Shaykhī leader
Ḥajjī `Sayyid `Ali `Abd Allah al-Mūsāwī al-Ḥifzih
Stephen Lambden UC Merced
In progress : last updated 19-02-2016.
With the assasination of the Vth Kirmani Shaykhi leader Ḥajjī Sarkar Aqa,`Abd al-Riḍā' Khān al-Ibrahīmī (1340-1400 /1921-1979) in the wake of the Iranian revolution of 1979, the leadership was transferred (in 1983 ?) out if Iran to Basra (Iraq), though the son of the latter Kirmani Shaykhi leader was considered the wakil (agent or representative) in Iran (Kirman).
In his al-Shaykhiyya, nasha'āthā wa taṭawwūrhā wa maṣādir dirāsathā nishāti-hā ("Shaykism, its origins, its evolution and the sources for its study", see image above), Sayyid Muhammad Ḥasan ibn `Abd al-Rasūl ibn Mashkūr al-Ḥusaynī, al-Ṭāliqānī, al-Najafī (b. Najaf, 1350/1931 d. ADD), devotes a few paragraphs to the biography and writings of al-Mūsāwī (see pp.220-221). He notes that al-Mūsāwī was born in a village near Basra (Iraq) named البراضعية al-Baradi`iyyah in the month of Dhul-Hijja, 1317 or March-April 1900 .
Among his published writings are various translations from Persian into Arabic, including the following (Persian) works of the anti-Babi Shaykhi leader Muhammad Karim Khan Kirmani (d.1871): هـدايـة الـمـسـتـرشـد، hidāyat al-mustarshid (XXX); the Risala fi al-radd `ala al-bab (`Treatise in Refutation of tghe Bab' ; see main Shaykhi page on this site); the Hidayat al-Subyan (For the Guidance of the Youth); the al-Fusul al-arba`a, Chahar Fasl ("Forty Divisions", pub. Kirman: Chapkanah-'i sa'adat, 1324/ 1946) and the Si Fasl ("Thirty Divisions").