Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr was born in al-Kazimiya, Iraq to the prominent Sadr family, which originated from Jabal Amel in Lebanon.
He was a child prodigy who, at the age of 10, was delivering lectures on Islamic history.
At the age of eleven, he was a student of logic. He wrote a book refuting materialistic philosophy when he was 24.
Shaheed Sadr completed his religious studies at religious seminaries under Ayatollah al-Khoei and Muhsin al-Hakim, and began teaching at the age of 25.
Shaheed Sadr and his sister, Amina Sadr bint al-Huda, were in the end imprisoned and tortured to death by the American dog Saddam and the Ba’ath party in Iraq.
The accusation was that they were working towards an Islamic Revolution in Iraq.
The Leader of the Muslim Ummah, Imam Sayyid Ali Khamenei commemorates their martyrdom in Arabic language and asks some serious questions, such as, why did the so-called human-rights organizations not raise any voice in support of this Shia scholar?
Perhaps it was because of their grudge towards the Islamic Revolution, whether it was to be in Iran or in Iraq.