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]


Qumi 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 the Safavid period and was the personal physician of Shah Abbas Safavi. Since that he worked as judge in Qom he known as Qazi Said. His father taught him medicine and philosophy. He 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 was 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 Shia philosophers have continued to read.

Finally, he wrote a commentary on al-Tawhid by al-Shaykh al-Saduq.[4]


Qazi spent his last years in Alamaut, with an appointment to a high position in Qom. He finally died on 18 of Ramazan in 1691.[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


  • Corbin, Henry (1993 (original French 1964)). History of Islamic Philosophy, Translated by Liadain Sherrard, Philip Sherrard. London; Kegan Paul International in association with Islamic Publications for The Institute of Ismaili Studies. ISBN 0-7103-0416-1.  Check date values in: |year= (help)

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