al-Sayyid Muhammad Said al-Hakim

Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Muhammad Said Al-Hakim (Najaf, Iraq) comes from a well-connected extended family including several of the most powerful Shia authorities in contemporary times. For instance, his cousin Grand Ayatollah Muhsin al-Hakim had been the spiritual leader of the Shia world between 1955 and 1970 and served as mentor to Ayatollah Khomeini. Several of his nephews have been integral in the leadership of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq.

Said Al-Hakim is himself an important Shia figure in Iraq. His office maintains an online question and answer service in English, Urdu and Arabic at: http://english.alhakeem.com/quearchv/index.html .