Hazrat Mir Ghotbeddin Mohammad Angha
Molana-al-Moazzam Hazrat Mir Ghotbeddin Mohammad Angha, (1887- 1962), the grandfather of Hazrat Salaheddin Ali Nader Angha, is the 40th Master of the Oveyssi School of Sufism.
Hazrat Mir Ghotbeddin Mohammad Angha was born in Tehran on May 10, 1887. Since his childhood he was under supervision and guidance of his father Hazrat Mir Jalaleddin Ali Mir Abolfazl Angha, the 39th Sufi Master of the Oveyssi School of Sufism. He excelled in his secondary education and then completed his further studies in Advanced Mathematics (Algorithms & Algebra), literature, poetry, and calligraphy.
From his youth he had an inward interest in developing human creative powers and mastering the natural sciences. As it is stated in the introduction to his book From Fetus to Paradise, “whenever I heard of a learned man I hastily went to him with good faith and studied his speech very carefully; but I did not achieve my final goal by listening to their viewpoints. However, I understood that ideas and deeds of those who served only the outer shell and appearances were based on uncertainty, imagination and imitation, that a poor imitator fellow would have to be satisfied with the unknown tomorrows.”
Upon attaining the state of cognition, he wrote: “I perceived that the Sufi’s religion differs from others. They are the lovers of God, and He is their religion. They do not waste their time and do not consider outside affairs as reality. They constantly relinquish worthless affairs, and they are steadfast in calamities and are released from the past.”
Of the dignity in his supreme position in science and Sufism, it is said of this outstanding Arif of our era who is considered among the greatest in the history of Sufism: “If it were not for our Lord Mohammad, son of Mir Abolfazl Angha, the reality of ma’rifa (cognition) would never have appeared in our era.”
Hazrat Mir Ghotbeddin Mohammad Angha passed away on September 22, 1962, at the age of seventy five. His holy shrine is located next to that of his father, Hazrat Jalaleddin Ali Mir Abolfazl Angha in ibn-Babveyh, Tehran, Iran.
Hazrat Mir Ghotbeddin Mohammad Angha has written many literary works including: Ershad Nameh, Az Janin ta Janan (From Fetus to Paradise), Osool-e Adyan, Tajalliyat, Moraghebeh va Shohood.