Ayatollahinfo-icon Ja‘far Sobhani (b. 1930) is a senior member of the Council of Mujtahids in the Seminary of Qom and Director of the Imaminfo-icon Sadiq Institute, Iran. He is a well–known and highly respected contemporary religious scholar with over 80 published works to his name, covering such subjects as Qur’anic commentary, theology, philosophy, jurisprudence, and history.

Among his publications are two ongoing multi–volume commentaries on the Qur’aninfo-icon in Arabic and Persian and his biographies of the Prophet Muhammad, Furugh–i abadiyyat (The Resplendence of Eternity), and of Imam ‘Ali, Furugh–i velayat (The Resplendence of Sanctity), have received high critical acclaim.