Hujjat al-Islam Mahdī ʿAlīzadih (Persian: مهدی علیزاده) is a hawza graduate. He has authored works, including: Nishaniha-ye Yar wa Chakama-ye Intizar (lit. signs of the friend and an Ode to waiting), Nishaniha-ye Yar and Dar Intizar-e Quqnus (translated into Arabic as al-Mahdi al-Muntazar fi al-Fikr al-Islami). He has served as director of Center for Training Researchers and Writers, deputy of research for Islamic Seminaries Management Center, director of Ethic and Training Group of the Supreme Council of Qom Seminary. He has also taught relevant courses at Ma'sumiyah Seminary, Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy, Imam Khomeini’s Educational and Research Institute, and Institute of Mahdawiyya.