Ahmad Marvi

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Ahmad Marvi
Hujjat al-Islam Marvi[1][2][3][4]
Custodian of the Astan Quds Razavi
Assumed office
30 March 2019
Appointed byAli Khamenei
Preceded byEbrahim Raisi
Personal details
Born1958 (age 65–66)
Mashhad, Khorasan Province, Imperial State of Iran
Political partyCombatant Clergy Association
Alma mater
Ebrahim Raisi (middle) and Ahmad Marvi (left) in 1980s

Ahmad Marvi (Persian: احمد مروی) (born: 1958, Mashhad)[5][6][7] is an Iranian Twelver Shia cleric, former general and former police officer who was appointed as the custodian of Astan Quds Razavi (Persian: آستان قدس رضوی) by the supreme leader of Iran, Seyyed Ali Khamenei.[8][9]

Before that, he was in charge of a department at the Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran responsible for contacts and communications with religious seminaries;[citation needed] and likewise the chief of "Estehlal Headquarters" of the "supreme leader office".[6]

Marvi has studied fiqh/principles, and has a Ph.D. in "theology and Islamic education"; his teachers included Abolghasem Khazali, Hossein Waheed Khorasani and Mojtaba Tehrani.[10] Marvi who is also known as "Hujjatul-Islam Marvi"[7][11][12] replaced Ebrahim Raisi[6][13] as the new chief custodian and trustee of the Astan Quds Razavi, (a charitable organization holding trusteeship of "Imam Reza shrine" in Mashhad) by order of Khamenei,[8] on 30 March 2019.[6][14]


  1. ^ Rumors of a change in the administration of Astan Quds Razavi are not true
  2. ^ Hojjatul Islam Maravi: Linking religious concepts with art is one of the most effective ways to transfer Islamic teachings to the society.
  3. ^ Appreciation of Astan Quds administration for creating the parliamentary faction of resistance axis countries
  4. ^ Astan Quds Razavi's tweet about helping to vaccinate the citizens of Mashhad
  5. ^ "Ayatollah Khamenei appointed Sheikh Ahmad Marvi as the custodian of Astan Quds Razavi". khamenei.ir. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d "Ahmad Marvi was appointed as the custodian of Astan Quds by Khamenei". dw.com. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Hujjat al-Islam Ahmad Marvi". yjc.ir. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Ayatollah Khamenei appoints new chief custodian of Astan Quds Razavi". yjc.ir. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  9. ^ "President felicitates Ahmad Marvi on his appointment as Astan Quds Razavi custodian". president.ir. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Knowing Hujjatolislam Marvi". yjc.ir. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Who is Hujjatul-Islam Marvi". javanonline.ir. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Appointment of Hujjatul-Islam Marvi". mehrnews.com. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Ayatollah Khamenei Appoints New Chief Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi". tasnimnews.com. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Powerful Iranian shrine endowment gets moderate custodianship". al-monitor.com. Retrieved 13 May 2019.

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Religious titles
Preceded by Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi
Succeeded by