Muhammad Hussain Najafi

Grand Ayatollah Allama Shaikh Muhammad Hussain Najafi (b. 1932 Sargodha in Punjab, Pakistan) was the first Twelver Shia from Pakistan to be elevated to the status of marjiyyat, (a Shia Grand Ayatollah with the authority to make Islamic legal decisions for followers and less-credentialed clerics). As Ayatollah Hafiz Bashir Najafi now resides in Najaf, Iraq, Muhammad Hussain Najafi is the only Marja in Pakistan.