Asadollah Bayat-Zanjani

Ayatollah Asadollah Bayat-Zanjani was born in 1941 in a small town in the vicinity to the city of Zanjan, Iran. He started Islamic studies in 1954 in Zanjan Seminary, and then moved to Qom in 1960. He has served three terms in the Iranian Parliament, and was a member of the Council for Amending the Iranian Constitution in 1988.