Seyed Mohammad Hossein Tabataba’i known as Allameh Tabataba’i was one of the most prominent thinkers of philosophy and contemporary Shia Islam. He was born in Tabriz in 1903 and received his earlier education in his native Tabriz city, mastering the elements of Arabic and the religious sciences. And at about the age of twenty set out for the great Shiite university of Najaf to continue more advanced studies.
Allameh Tabataba’i is famous for Tafsir al-Mizan, a twenty-volume work of Quranic exegesis. His written books number forty-four titles overall; three of which are collections of his articles on various aspects of Islam and the Qur’an. He died on 14 November 1981 in Qom.