Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom

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Not to be confused with Assembly of Qom Seminary Scholars and Researchers. Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_sentence_0

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Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom

جامعهٔ مدرسین حوزهٔ علمیهٔ قمSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_header_cell_0_0_0

LeaderSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_header_cell_0_1_0 VacantSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_cell_0_1_1
FoundedSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_header_cell_0_2_0 1961; 59 years ago (1961)Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_cell_0_2_1
HeadquartersSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_header_cell_0_3_0 QomSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_cell_0_3_1
IdeologySociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_header_cell_0_4_0 Ja'fari jurisprudence

Guardianship of the Islamic JuristsSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_cell_0_4_1

Political positionSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_header_cell_0_5_0 Right-wingSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_cell_0_5_1
ReligionSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_header_cell_0_6_0 Shia IslamSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_cell_0_6_1
National affiliationSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_header_cell_0_7_0 PrinciplistsSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_cell_0_7_1
Part ofSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_header_cell_0_8_0 The Two SocietiesSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_cell_0_8_1
5th Assembly of ExpertsSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_header_cell_0_9_0 64 / 88 (73%)Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_cell_0_9_1
WebsiteSociety of Seminary Teachers of Qom_header_cell_0_10_0

The Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom (Persian: جامعهٔ مدرسین حوزهٔ علمیهٔ قم‎) was founded in 1961 by the leading Muslim clerics of Qom, established by the students of Ayatollah Khomeini after his exile to Iraq in order to organize political activities of Khomeini's followers and promote his revolutionary interpretation of Islam such as the idea of Islamic government. Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_sentence_1

Since the 1979 revolution, it has largely become the body to keep the regime's registrar of who counts as a grand ayatollah, an Ayatollah and a Hojjat ul Islam. Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_sentence_2

It has a head who is appointed by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic. Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_sentence_3

It currently heads the Supreme Council of Qom Hawzas, and proposes judges to the judiciary system. Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_sentence_4

The body gained international prominence when it announced in 1981 that Ayatollah Shariatmadari was no longer a source of emulation (marja'). Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_sentence_5

It has demoted a number of clerics over the last three decades. Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_sentence_6

A recent case was that of Ayatollah Yousef Saanei who for his solidarity with the green movement was demoted from marja' to hojatoleslam. Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_sentence_7

The Society also include Ayatollah Sistani on its list. Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_sentence_8

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Its founders, none of whom were Ayatollahs at the time, were: Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_sentence_9

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Current members Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_section_1

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Activities Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_section_3

The Society approves a list of marjas in Qom. Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_sentence_10

In 1963 the Society declared Ayatollah Khomeini as marja'. Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_sentence_11

In 1994, after the death of Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Araki, the Society nominated seven of the Ulama as his successors to be marja', including Ayatollah Khamenei. Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom_sentence_12

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