Mohammad Hosayn Borujerdi
Iranian cleric. Advocated a quietist attitude toward politics. Supported the return of the shah to power in 1953. Encouraged the shah to purge Bahais from government positions and seize their assets. Opposed the 1963 land reform bill, which appropriated religious endowments. Reinvigorated the practice of independent investigation of hadith. Worked to establish closer ties between Sunnis and Shiis.