Ayatollah Nāṣir Makārim Shīrāzī (b. 1926) is among Shi'a Marja' and teacher in advanced level of Seminary of Qom. He attended classes of scholars like Sayyid Husayn Tabataba'i Burujirdi, Sayyid Muhammad Hujjat Kuhkamara'i, Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba'i and Sayyid Abu l-Qasim al-Khoei. He is the founder of seminaries of Imam Amir al-Mu'minin(a), Imam Hasan (a), Imam Husayn(a) and Imam Sajjad (a), Dar al-Qur'an, Mujtama' Khatam al-Anbiya' (in Shiraz), pilgrim houses Imam Sadiq (a), Imam Muhammad Baqir (a) (in Mashhad). Later as a teacher for advanced classes of jurisprudence and principles of jurisprudence at seminaries, he came to write scores of books and articles including: 110 Sarmashq az Sukhanan-e Hazrat-e Ali (a) (110 guidelines developed from Imam Ali's (a) speeches), Intizar ya'ni Āmādabāsh Kamil (awaiting means: showing absolute readiness), Zahra (a) Bartarin Banu-ye Jahan (Zahra (a), the most superior lady of universe), Mas'ala-ye Intizar (the issue of awaiting), Partuwi az Ziyarat-e Jami'a-ye Kabira (a gleam lit by Ziyara al-Jami'a al-Kabira), Payam-e Imam Amir al-Mu'minin (a) (message of Imam Ali (a)), Muntaziran-e Rastin dar Fasad-e Muhit hal Neminshawand (true awaiters do not bond with corruption ), Pasukh bi yik Safsata-ye Buzurg (reponse to a grand fallacy), Hadith-e Ghadir (Hadith al-Ghadir), Ayat-e Wilayat dar Qur'an (verses regarding Wilayah in the Quran), Amada Sakhtan-e Zamina-ye Inqilab (preparing the foundations for the rise), Aanja ke hama chiz chun Aftab Rowshan Ast (where everything shines like sun), Hukumat-e Jahani-ye Mahdi (a) (the global government of Imam Mahdi (a)) and Wahy ya Shu'ur-e Marmuz (revelation or mystified conscience).