Sayyida Nosrat Beygum Amin was one of the most outstanding female jurisprudents and theologians of the 20th century. After being given the permission of ijtihd by prominent scholars, thus entitled mujtahida, she in turn granted permission of narrating hadith of ijtihd to future renowned female and male scholars. For example, she gave permission of narrating hadiths to
the grand Ayatollah Mar‘ashi Najafi. This paper offers a brief account of Lady Amin’s academic and spiritual standing, along with her lineage, teachers, and works. Her ardent love for God led her to
fervently study in a variety of Islamic disciplines, leading her to moral excellence and reaching the level of ijtihd. In addition to her academic scholarship, Lady Amin displayed firmness in her
movement against the emergence of modernism and false propaganda against Islam when she rose against the misleading ideologies promoted by Reza Khan. In a generation bombarded with
celebrities that entice today’s youth to overlook true exemplars, Lady Amin is an example of a woman with notable achievements in which people can apply to their modern lives.
"22 The great academic and spiritual level of Lady Amin is clearly mentioned in the permission letter of Ayatullah Abu al-Majd Najafi to transmit hadiths: I authorize this learned and noble Sayyida, the priceless hidden gem, one of the best children of Lady Zahra (a), the sagacious woman, the perfect gnostic and theologian, to transmit from me what I am authorized to quote from commentaries of the Qur’an, supplications, hadiths, and jurisprudence.
About finitude and perpetuity, Lady Amin mentions in a part of this book: …unless you die from your self, you would not become eternal to Him; and unless you lose what you have, you would not enter the realm of divine; and unless you begin a very long journey with hope, you would not settle down in the dwelling of safety and calmness; unless you take the trouble of ascesis and worship, you would not achieve peace; unless you taste the bitterness of separation, you would not taste the sweetness of reunion; unless you extinguish the fire of your anger, you would not receive divine mercy; unless you be patient on hardships, you would not be pleased with the sweetness of eternal blessings; unless you abandon unreal natural pleasures, you would not become the beloved of God; you would become king of the kings if you wear the necklace of servitude; If you practice ascesis and depart towards God, you would reside in the closeness of God…63 The same theme is found in most of Lady Amin’s works, which mostly include advice on educational instructions and methods of self- 61 Ibid."