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The Alavi Family of Tehran

by

L. A. Ferydoun Barjesteh van Waalwijk van Doorn

and Prof. Dr. M. Samsami Mohajer

 

For corrections and additions please contact L.A. Ferydoun Barjesteh van Waalwijk van Doorn at:

Publisher@barjesteh.nl

 

Some things about the origin of the Alavi families in the world have been written by 'Abdallah bin 'Alawi bin Hassan al-'Attas in his book Al-'Ilm un-Nabraas fi't Tanbeeh 'alaa Minhajj i'l Akyaas, which has been translated by Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi.

In this book it has been stated that the Alavi (Alawi) families in Hadramaut, India, Hijaz, Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar (formerly Burma) and the rest of the world are the descendants of Imam Alawi bin Ubaidullah bin Ahmad bin Isa Al-Muhajjir who traces his ancestry directly to Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam.

In the book it has been written that:

The Bani 'Alawi are the ashraaf sadat (noble descendants) of our beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam. They trace their ancestry to Imam 'Ali Al-'Uraydi, son of Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq, son of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir, son of Imam 'Ali Zainul 'Abideen, son of Imam Husain, son of Sayyidina 'Ali and Sayyidatina Fatima az-Zahra, the blessed daughter of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam.

Imam 'Ali al-'Uraydi was the blessed son of Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq. He was born in Madina. After his father passed away, he left Madina for the town of Al-'Urayd where he became the shaykh of all Bani Hashem and the Naqib (prefect) of the descendants of the noble Prophet, Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam. He was a man of great knowledge, a transmitter of Hadith Shareef (the blessed Prophetic Sayings), and he has been quoted in a large number of books written by the famous 'ulama of his and subsequent ages.

He had a son named Imam Muhammad who was also born in Madina. After his father passed away, he left for Basra in Iraq where he became the Naqib of the Ahl-u'l Bayt (the blessed Household of our Beloved Prophet Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam). He was a man of great learning who preferred isolation and was known for his zuhd (abstinence).

Imam Muhammad ibn 'Ali al-'Uraydi had a son named Imam 'Isa. He was also a great 'alim (learned scholar) and 'arif (spiritual master) who was known as al-Naqib because he shouldered the responsibility of this position in Basra.

Imam 'Isa bin Muhammad had a son named Imam Ahmad who was born in Basra. Tabari, the famous 'alim and historian, held him in great esteem and gave him immense respect. He kept the company of Bishr ibn Al-Harith among others. He performed Hajj in 318 A.H. and migrated to Hadramaut in that year where he called people to Allah. He was given the title Al-Muhajjir (the Emigrant) primarily because he had travelled the path to Allah and secondarily because he had emigrated from Iraq to Hadramaut where his descendants became the illustrious 'Alawi sadat. He passed away in 345 A.H.

His grandson who also became a great Imam was the first one to be named 'Alawi from whom the name Bani 'Alawi is derived.

The Prophet Mohammad (A.S.).

Fatemeh az-Zahra, she married Ali ebn Aboutalib.

Imam Hossein ebn Ali Shahid osh-Shohada, born Medina 3 Shaban 4 A.H., died Kerbala 10 Moharram 61 A.H. (killed by Yazid ebn Moawiya and his army), buried Kerbala; he married Princess Shahrbanou, daughter of king Yazdegird II of the Persian Empire.

Imam Ali ebn al-Hossein Zeinolabedin, born Medina Saturday 15 Jamadi al-Aval, died Medina 21 Moharram 95 AH. (agd 58). Poisoned by Waleed bin Abdul Malik Marwan. Buried Jannat-ul-Baghi .

Imam Mohammad al-Bagher

Imam Jafar as-Sadigh

Imam Ali al-Uraydi, born Medina, shaykh of the Bani Hashem in Al-Urayd and naghib.

Imam Mohammad, born Medina, naghib (prefect) of the Ahl ol-Bayt in Basra.

Imam Isa al-Naghib, aref, naghib (prefect) of the Ahl ol-Bayt in Basra.

Imam Ahmad 'al-Mohajer', born Basra, went on Haj 318 AH (930/931 CE), migrated to Hadramaut in the same year, died Hadramaut 345 AH (956/957 CE).

 

Imam Hassan and Imam Hossein. Paintings from the Qajar Era. Collection Barjesteh van Waalwijk van Doorn-Khosrovani.

The Alavi family in the following pages was already living in Tehran, before this town became the capital of Iran. There is a memory in the family of close relationship to other Alavi families and other families of descendants of the Prophet in Tehran. The Alavi family was one of the leading families of Tehran in the 19th and 20th century as it was well-connected in 'Bazaar, Court and Mosque'. It enjoyed having branches supporting government with high civil servants, politicians and military men as well as branches in opposition to government, both from the right, religious as from the left, democratic and later socialist (Toudeh) wings. In search of more education or political freedom, members of this family found their way to the west in the early 20th century, with a special focus on the Berlin of the Interbellum and Paris.

 

 

I.

I. Seyyed Ali Mohammad Tehrani, lived in Tehran in the middle of the 18th century.

 

II.

 

II. Mir Kashef, lived in Tehran in the second half of the 18th century.

 

III.

 

III. Seyyed Agha Baba, born at the end of the 18th century and lived in Tehran.

 

IV.

 

IV. Agha Seyyed Mojtaba Ghannad, born about 1820, merchant, confectioner, manufacturer and shipowner with offices and factories in Tehran and (Bandar) Enzeli, he imported sugar from Russia, died 17 February 1904 or 1905; he married N.N. Khanoum Saghaffi.

Children from this marriage:

1. Haj Seyyed Javad Khazaneh, see V-1.

2. Haj Seyyed Mohammad Saraf, see V-2.

3. Haj Seyyed Aboutorab Alavi, see V-3.

4. Haj Seyyed (Mir) Kazem Alavi, see V-4.

 

V.

 

Haj Seyyed Javad Khazeneh

 

V-1. Haj Seyyed Javad Khazaneh, born Tehran about 1845, mohasal vajoueh khazaneh (funds collector) of the National Treasury of Iran (1888/1889), khazanehdar (treasurer) of Iran under Nasser ed-Din Shah Qajar and Mozaffer ed-Din Shah Qajar, founder of a vaqf on some lands and houses in Tehran, went to Mecca after 1889, died Kerbala, buried Kerbala, he lived in a house between the streets named after him Khiaban Khazaneh and Koucheh Alavi; he married Hajji Khanoum, died Kerbala, buried Kerbala.

Children from this marriage:

1. Belgheis Khanoum 'Khanoum Najaffi', see VI-1.

2. Masoumeh Khanoum 'Hajji Galin Agha', see VI-2.

3. Fakhr os-Sharieh, see VI-3.

Haj Seyyed Ali Alavi (right)

4. Haj Seyyed Ali Alavi, merchant in Tehran, died about 1935; he married Aziz Agha.

5. Haj Seyyed Mehdi Alavi, see VI-4.

 

From left to right: Hossein Barjesteh (1899-1972), Hassan Alavi (1899-1985), Hassan Barjesteh (1901-1969), Ahmad Alavi (1900) and Mohammad Khazaneh 'Seyyed ol-Araghein' (died 1958). Photograph c.1905.

 

The granted letter of constitution being shown to the Iranian people in the house of Amin ol-Zarb/ Sitting first row, third from left the leading constitutionalist Haj Seyyed Mohammad Saraf (with cane),1906.

Haj Seyyed Mohammad Saraf, in the 1920s.

V-2. Haj Seyyed Mohammad Saraf, born 1853/1854 (1870 qamari), merchant, first seller of stockings, then banker and money-changer in Tehran in partnership with Agha Gholamhossein Khazan ol-Mamalek, the brother of Agha Hedayat Qazvini, taxcollector of the National Treasury. He sold this business before 1896 and founded -together with his brother Mir Kazem- a large trading firm on England and Russia. He was one of the leaders of the Constitutional Revolution in Tehran and became Member of Parliament (Deputy to the First Majles in 1906 for the Bankers of Tehran and Deputy in the Fourth Majles for the people of Tehran). After the bombarding of the Majles Building after the First Majles he guided people to the British Embassy and between the First and Fourth Majles he left politics, but later became one of the leaders of the Democratic Party. He died Kerbala 1927/1928, buried Kerbala; he married Hajji Galin Agha Saghaffi, died Tehran 1948/1949.

Children from this marriage:

1. Seyyed Abolhassan Alavi, see VI-5.

2. Seyyed Abolfath Fadai Alavi, see VI-6.

3. Seyyed Hossein Alavi, student of chemistry in Germany, died because of an explosion during an expirement in his class in Münster (9 students died).

4. Parto Alavi, born Tehran, she studied in Germany, returned to Iran and became a teacher of German Language and Literature; she was active in politics and supported the movement in favour of nationolizing the oilfields in the south of Iran, she lived in Lebanon for some time, died Tehran 1983.

5. Seyyed Hamid Alavi, see VI-7.

6. Fatemeh Khanoum Alavi 'Khanoum Khanoumha', see VI-8.

V-3. Haj Seyyed Aboutorab Alavi, merchant in Tehran.

Child:

1. Agha Seyyed Bagher Alavi, see VI-9.

V-4. Haj Seyyed (Mir) Kazem Alavi, merchant, banker and money-changer, partner in large trading company on England and Russia (with his brother Haj Seyyed Mohammad Saraf).

Children:

1. Haj Seyyed Abbas Alavi, see VI-10.

2. Haj Seyyed Reza Alavi, see VI-11.

3. Agha Galin es-Sadat Alavi, see VI-12.

4. Ashraf es-Sadat Alavi.

 

VI.

 

VI-1. Belgheis Khanoum 'Khanoum Najaffi', born Tehran about 1865, died in Tehran (before 1926), buried in the shrine of Hazrat Imam Reza in Mashad (where her son Hassan was keliddar); she married Hajji Mohammad Esmail Bolourforoush, born Tehran, merchant, manufacturer and importer of crystal objects and landowner in Tehran, died Tehran 1926, buried Qom in the cemetry of Ali Ebn Jafar, son of Hajji Abdollah Bolourforoush (of the Bolourforoushan Family), merchant, manufacturer and importer of crystal objects and landowner in Tehran, founder of a vaqf on 80 acres of his estate Vasfenard to the south-west of Tehran. He married a second wife, with whom he had a daughter Ghodrat Khanoum, who died aged 20.

Children from this marriage (besides 4 daughters who died young):

1. Khanoum Motlagh, see VII-1.

2. Monir Agha, see VII-2.

3. Marziyeh 'Esmat es-Sadat', see VII-3.

4. Kobra Khanoum 'Shams ol-Molouk Khazaneh (later Samsami-Mohajer), see VII-4.

5. Agha Hossein Barjesteh, see VII-5.

6. Haj Agha Hassan Mazloumi, later Barjesteh, see VII-6.

VI-2. Masoumeh Khanoum 'Hajji Galin Agha', she married Hajji Seyyed Abolghassem Alavi Hosseinian, cloth merchant in Tehran.

Children from this marriage:

1. Khadijeh Khanoum Alavi 'Mohtaramol-Hajjieh', see VII-7.

2. Hajji Seyyed Reza Alavi, see VII-8.

3. Fakhr os-Sadat Alavi, see VII-9.

4. Tahereh Khanoum Alavi 'Monir ol-Hajjieh', see VII-10.

5. Haj Seyyed Agha Mir Alavi, see VII-11.

VI-3. Fakhr os-Sharieh, she married 1st Seyyed Mir Hossein Khan Sartip, Brigadier-General of the Imperial Iranian Army; she married 2ndly Seyyed Ardakani, clergyman and theologian in Kerbala.

Children from the first marriage:

1. Seyyed Mohammad Khazaneh 'Seyyed ol-Araghein', see VII-12.

2. Nayerehazam (Nouri) Khazaneh, she married Hassan Nouri, born Kerbala, publisher for the Iranian Parliament in Tehran.

Children from the second marriage:

3. Child, died about three years old.

4. Child, died about three years old.

5. Child, died about three years old.

VI-4. Haj Seyyed Mehdi Alavi, merchant, Secretary of Transport, Head of the Department of Roads in the Province of Azarbeijan (in Astara), Head of Customs, later lawyer in Tehran, died Tehran 1936/1937; he married Ghodsieh Hajjieh Agha Galin, born about 1881, died 7 December 1964, daughter of Amin ol-Tojar, a famous merchant from Kurdistan, and Hajjieh Khanoum.

Children from this marriage:

1. Seyyed Hassan Alavi, see VII-13.

2. Dr. Mohandes Ahmad Alavi, see VII-14.

3. Amirzadeh Khanoum Alavi, see VII-15.

4. Sarlashgar Hossein Alavi, see VII-16.

5. Efat es-Sadat Alavi, see VII-17.

 

Haj Seyyed Mehdi Alavi and Ghodsieh Hajjieh Agha Galin, with their children and son-in-law Moushirzadeh (above, left).

VI-5. Seyyed Abolhassan Alavi, born Tehran 1877, politician and publisher (with Taghizadeh) from Germany of the Kaveh Newspaper, died Berlin 927; he married Khadijeh Ghamar Sadat (Moini), born Tehran about 1885, died Tehran 1939, daughter of Hajji Seyyed Mojtaba, merchant in Tehran, traded on Russia.

Children from this marriage:

1. Badre Monir Alavi, born Tehran 1901, owner and head mistress of a secondary school in Tehran, advocate of women's rights, died Tehran 1962; she married Seyyed Hassan Alavi, merchant in Tehran, son of Hajji Seyyed Reza Alavi and the daughter of Haj Seyyed Mohammad Saraf. s.p.

2. Seyyed Morteza Alavi, born Tehran 1903, he was educated in Germany, publisher from Germany of the political magazine Paykar, because of pressure of Reza Shah the German government had him leave the country. He webt to Prague and later to the Soviet-Union. He died Stadt, Dorf 8 July 1941 (in concentration camp in the Soviet-Union).

3. Seyyed Mojtaba (Bozorg) Alavi, see VII-18.

4. Seyyed Mostafa Alavi, see VII-19.

5. Shahzanan Alavi, see VII-20.

6. Najmi es-Sadat Alavi, see VII-21.

 

Seyyed Morteza Alavi (1903-1941)

 

 

 

VI-6. Seyyed Abolfath Fadai Alavi, high civil servant, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Finance, died Tehran 1973/1974; he married Merafagh Tabatabai, died Tehran 1981, daughter of Seyyed Mohammad Sadegh Tabatabai, founder and director of a madresseh, Member of Parliament, Iranian Ambassador to Kaboul, Iranian Ambassador to Istanbul, Member and Speaker of Parliament, Senator (son of Ayatolla Seyyed Mohammad Tabatabai), and Khanoum Khanoumha Tabatabai.

Children from this marriage:

1. Fatemeh Alavi, see VII-22.

2. Batoul Alavi, see VII-23.

 

 

 

Merafagh Tabatabai

 

 

VI-7. Seyyed Hamid Alavi, civil servant Ministry of Finance; he married Efat Sotoudeh.

Children from this marriage:

1. Mohandes Seyyed Houshang Alavi, see VII-24.

2. Nikou Alavi, see VII-25.

3. Minou Alavi, see VII-26.

4. Golbou Alavi, see VII-27.

VI-8. Fatemeh Khanoum Alavi 'Khanoum Khanoumha', died Tehran 1980s; she married Haj Seyyed Reza Alavi, merchant, Member of Parliament of Iran, son of Haj Seyyed (Mir) Kazem Alavi.

Children from this marriage:

1. Farrokhlagh (Farrokhlala) Alavi, member of political movement for women's rights.

2. Maleksadat Alavi, see VII-28 (also VII-36).

3. Seyyed Hassan Alavi, merchant in Tehran; he married his cousin Badre Monir Alavi, born Tehran 1901, owner and head mistress of a secondary school in Tehran, advocate of women's rights, died Tehran 1962, daughter of Seyyed Abolhassan Alavi and Khadijeh Ghamar Sadat (Moini). s.p.

VI-9. Agha Seyyed Bagher Alavi, merchant in Tehran; he married his cousin Agha Galin as-Sadat Alavi, daughter of Haj Seyyed (Mir) Kazem Alavi.

Children from this marriage:

1. Heshmat os-Sadat Alavi, see VII-29 (and VII-37).

2. Dr. Seyyed Mohsen Alavi, see VII-30 (and VII-38).

3. Seyyed Hossein Alavi, see VII-31 (and VII-39).

4. Fakhr os-Sadat Alavi, see VII-32 (and VII-40).

VI-10. Haj Seyyed Abbas Alavi, he married 1st N.N. Khanoum Taghavi, sister of Jamal ed-Din Taghavi, Minister of Justice of Iran; he married 2ndly Sedig Azam Guity, sister of Khalil Guity, Chef of Court Ceremony at the Court of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahalavi and a cousin of Amir Houshang Guity.

Child from the first marriage:

1. Dr. Seyyed Hossein Alavi, see VII-33.

Children from the second marriage:

2. Mohandes Massoud Alavi, see VII-34.

3. Dr. Seyyed Amir Alavi, doctor darousaz, phamacist in Tehran.

4. Dr. Seyyed Mansour Alavi, see VII-35.

VI-11. Haj Seyyed Reza Alavi, merchant, Member of Parliament of Iran, he married his cousin Fatemeh Khanoum Alavi 'Khanoum Khanoumha', daughter of Haj Seyyed Mohammad Saraf and Hajji Galin Agha Saghaffi.

Children from this marriage:

1. Farrokhlagh (Farrokhlala) Alavi, member of political movement for women's rights.

2. Maleksadat Alavi, see VII-36 (also VII-28).

3. Seyyed Hassan Alavi, merchant in Tehran; he married his cousin Badre Monir Alavi, born Tehran 1901, owner and head mistress of a secondary school in Tehran, advocate of women's rights, died Tehran 1962, daughter of Seyyed Abolhassan Alavi and Khadijeh Ghamar Sadat (Moini). s.p.

VI-12. Agha Galin as-Sadat Alavi, she married her cousin Agha Seyyed Bagher Alavi, merchant in Tehran, son of Haj Seyyed Aboutorab Alavi, merchant in Tehran.

Children from this marriage:

1. Heshmat os-Sadat Alavi, see VII-37 (also VII-29).

2. Seyyed Mohsen Alavi, see VII-38 (also VII-30).

3. Seyyed Hossein Alavi, see VII-39 (also VII-31).

4. Fakhr os-Sadat Alavi, see VII-40 (also VII-32).

 

VII.

 

VII-1. Khanoum Motlagh, born about 1880, died Tehran 1953 (aged 73); she married 1st (later divorced) Mohammad Saatsaz Shirazi, watchmaker in Tehran; she married 2ndly Agha Akhund Fazel, clergyman in Tehran, a wise and learned man.

Children from the first marriage:

1. Zahra 'Shams Iran' Saatsaz, see VIII-1.

2. Ahmad Saatzaz, later Mohammadzadeh, see VIII-2.

3. Mahmoud Saatsaz, died aged 21.

VII-2. Monir Agha, born about 1890; she married 1st (later divorced) Hajji Khan Mofrad 'Hajeb Khalvat', Chamberlain at the Qajar Court, died Tehran 1943; she married 2ndly Sheikh Abou Jafar, high civil servant, responsible for registration in Tehran.

Children from the first marriage:

1. Mansoureh Hejabi Mofrad, see VIII-3.

2. Hajji Reza Khan Hejabi Mofrad, see VIII-4.

Children from the second marriage:

3. Soghrat Jafarian, known for his intelligence, he died about 24 years old of tuberculoses.

VII-3. Marziyeh 'Esmat es-Sadat', born Tehran 1895, died Tehran 1963; she married Agha Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hesabi 'Nasr os-Sadat', born Tafresh 1852, clergyman in Tehran, died Tehran 1930, son of Mir Mostafa Hesabi, landowner in Tafresh, and Razieh Khanoum.

Children from this marriage:

1. Seyyed Mohsen Hesabi, see VIII-5.

2. Razieh Hesabi 'Nosrat os-Sadat', see VIII-6.

3. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Hesabi, see VIII-7.

VII-4. Kobra Khanoum 'Shams ol-Molouk' Khazaneh (later Samsami-Mohajer), born Tehran 1897, founder of the second girls school in Tehran, died Tehran 23 June 1975; she married 1st Hajji Mohammad Bagher Guity, merchant of cloth and shawls in Tehran, died Tehran 1915, son of Hajji Abdolhossein Kashi, merchant and landowner; she married 2ndly Reza Gholi Khan Samsami Mohajer 'Rafi ol-Molk', born 1888, provincial governor (farmandar), Head of the Archaeological Department and Deputy Minister of Education, died Tehran 25 April 1956, son of Mostafa Gholi Khan 'Rafat ol-Molk', mirpanj in the Imperial Iranian Army and landowner, and Sadri Jahan Khanoum; he married 1st (divorced) Ozra Khanoum and 2ndly Malek Taj Katousian.

Child from the first marriage:

1. Amir Houshang Guity, see VIII-8.

Child from the second marriage:

2. Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Samsami Mohajer, see VIII-9.

 

Hossein Barjesteh (1899-1972)

 

VII-5. Agha Hossein Barjesteh, born Tehran 1899, merchant and studied in Russia, famous lawyer in Tehran, died Tehran 1972; he married a) Tehran 1927 Effat (Afat) Mir Abdolbaghi, born Tehran 1911, daughter of Mirza Ali Mohammad Abdolbaghi, merchant in Tehran, and Masoumeh Danesh; he married b) Fatemeh Kangar, born Damavand, died in the U.S.A. about 1970.

Child with Effat Nir Abdolbaghi:

1. Manouchehr Barjesteh, see VIII-10.

Child with Fatemeh Kangar:

2. Simin Barjesteh, businesswoman in the U.S.A.; she married (later divorced) her cousin Mohandes Zeinolabedin Mansour Barjesteh B.Sc., born Tehran 21 March 1936, architect, painter and sculptor in Tehran, son of Haj Agha Hassan Barjesteh and Monirazam as-Sadat Dargahi.\

Effat Khanoum Mir Abdolbaghi with her son Manouchehr Barjesteh

VII-6. Haj Agha Hassan Mazloumi, later Barjesteh, born Tehran 1901, clergyman and Keeper of the Keys (keliddar) of the Shrine of Hazrat Imam Reza in Mashad, after the attack by order of Reza Shah of soldiers on the Holy Shrine he decided to stop his career as a clergyman as he did not wish to give in to the pressure of Reza Shah and he returned to Tehran, arbitragant (mostly in business disputes) and landowner in Tehran, died Tehran 10 June 1969, buried in the Courtyard of the Shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh (next to the shrine itself) in Qom; he married a) Tehran 1925 Monirazam as-Sadat Dargahi, born Tehran 1909, died Tehran 1997, daughter of Haj Seyyed Mirza Daragahi, cloth merchant and landowner in Tehran and Darakeh, and Heshmat Khanoum Shakeri 'Khanoum Afagh'; he married b) Tehran 1942 Princess Parivash Salour 'Ehteram ed-Doleh', Secretary of the Bank Melli, owner of several estates and villages, died Tehran 5 November 1974, daughter of Prince Hossein Gholi Mirza Salour 'Amir Toman' 'Emad os-Saltaneh', General of Artillery, and Zahra Khanoum (Khanoum Shazdeh); she married 1st Mohammad Hossein Hesabi 'Amid ol-Molk', Director of the National Iranian Post Company, died 1928, son of Mirza Ali Asghar Khan Hesabi 'Nosrat ol-Molk' and Princess Masoumeh Khanoum (Haj Shazdeh Agha) Salour.

Children from the marriage with Monirazam as-Sadat Dargahi:

1. Mohammad Barjesteh, see VIII-11.

2. Nasser Ali Mohammad Barjesteh, see VIII-12.

3. Malek Fatemeh Barjesteh, see VIII-13.

4. Taghi Barjesteh, born and died Tehran 1935, buried Darakeh.

5. Mohandes Zeinolabedin Mansour Barjesteh B.Sc., see VIII-14.

6. Hadi Kazem Barjesteh, born and died Tehran 1938.

7. Farah Cyma Barjesteh, see VIII-15.

8. Mohammad Hassan Kazem Barjesteh, see VIII-16.

9. Said Hossein Barjesteh, see VIII-17.

10. Massoud Mojtaba Barjesteh, see VIII-18.

 

VII-7. Khadijeh Khanoum Alavi 'Mohtaramol-Hajjieh', she married Haj Seyyed Hossein Hosseinian Tehrani, merchant in Tehran.

Child from this marriage:

1. Mohandes Seyyed Mahmoud Hosseinian Tehrani, see VIII-19.

VII-8. Hajji Seyyed Reza Alavi, cloth merchant in Tehran; he married Ehteram Sadat Hosseinian 'Ehteram ol-Hajjieh', daughter of Hajji Seyyed Mohammad Hosseinian, merchant and money-collector for Ayatolla Boroujerdi, and Nosrat Sadat.

Children from this marriage:

1. Fatemeh Maliheh (Malizaman) Alavi, born Tehran 1917; she married 1st Ahmad Saatsaz, later Mohammadzadeh, crystal merchant in Tehran, died about 1980, son of Mohammad Saatsaz Shirazi and Khanoum Motlagh; she married 2ndly Mahdavi, confectioner in Tehran.

2. Hajji Seyyed Javad Alavi, see VIII-20.

3. Zahra Alavi, see VIII-21.

VII-9. Fakhr os-Sadat Alavi 'Fakhr ol-Hajjieh', she married her cousin Hajji Esmail Sabouhi, merchant in Tehran.

Children from this marriage:

1. Hossein Sabouhi, see VIII-22.

2. Talat Sabouhi, see VIII-23.

VII-10. Tahereh Khanoum Alavi 'Monir ol-Hajjieh', born Tehran 1898; she married Abbas Javad Aghayoun, born 1887, died 1979.

Children from this marriage:

1. Sharifzaman Javad Aghayoun, see VIII-24.

2. Fatemeh Javad Aghayoun, see VIII-25.

3. Akhtar Javad Aghayoun, see VIII-26.

4. Aghdas Javad Aghayoun, see VIII-27.

5. Effat Javad Aghayoun, see VIII-28.

Haj Seyyed Agha Mir Alavi (1907)

VII-11. Haj Seyyed Agha Mir Alavi, born Tehran 1907, cloth merchant and clergyman in Tehran; he married Shamsi Alavi Hosseinian, daughter of Hajji Seyyed Mohammad Hosseinian, merchant and money-collector for Ayatolla Boroujerdi, and Nosrat Sadat.

Children from this marriage:

1. Batoul Alavi, see VIII-29.

2. Mansoureh Alavi, see VIII-30.

3. Sedigheh Alavi, born Tehran 1937, she lives in Tehran.

4. Seyyed Mojtaba Alavi, see VIII-31.

5. Seyyed Morteza Alavi, see VIII-32.

6. Khadijeh Banou Alavi, see VIII-33.

7. Shokouh Alavi, born Tehran 1952, she lives in Tehran.

 

Seyyed Mohammad Khazaneh 'Seyyed ol-Araghein' with King Talal of Jordan

 

VII-12. Seyyed Mohammad Khazaneh 'Seyyed ol-Araghein', theologian and politician, Head of the Sepahsalar Mosque and Head of the Faculty of Theology in Tehran, friend of many heads of state in the Middle East, owner of real estate in Iran, Egypt and Iraq, died Tehran 1958; he married 1st his cousin (from father's side) Ashraf (Nahid) Sadat; he married 2ndly Nouran Khanoum.

Children from the first marriage:

1. Mahdiyeh Alavi, see VIII-34.

2. Dr. Amir Alavi, born 1931, sociologist, he studied at the American University in Lebanon, employee Asle Chahar (an American foundation for help to Iran after the Second World War, died 1956.

Child from the third marriage:

3. Mahjabin Alavi, see VIII-35.

 

VII-13. Seyyed Hassan Alavi, born ..., Deputy Minister of Posts and Telegraphs of Iran, Managing-Director of the Iranian Telephone Company, died ..., he married 1st Malek Taj Tabiralai, born around 1899, died 1985; he married 2ndly Banou Akram, Director of a Primary School in Tehran.

Child from the first marriage:

1. Masoumeh Alavi, see VIII-36.

Children from the second marriage:

2. Dr. Maryam Banou Alavi, see VIII-37.

3. Mehran Alavi, see VIII-38.

 

 

 

 

Hassan Alavi

 

Ahmad Alavi, student in Paris, 1927

VII-14. Dr. Mohandes Ahmad Alavi, born Tehran 25 May 1900, studied in Berlin and Paris. He graduated in Paris and returned to Tehran. He was an outstanding engineer, a pioneer in the field of electricity, electrical and mechanical engineering in Iran, as such he was Chief of the Telephone Division of the Ministry of PTT, Director of a coppersmelting plant, Chief of the Training Division of the Ministry of Roads, Director General and later Deputy Minister (or Under Secretary) of the Ministry of Roads, later he was Secretary General of the High Council of Labour, next to that all he was the publisher of the Edalat Newspaper and wrote more than a thousand articles on social and political topics and several books on road construction, Iranian frontiers and history, died about 1980; he married ... Banou Azam Nikzad, born ..., died ...., daughter of Gholam Reza Nikzad (Toutounchian), the well-known tobacco merchant in Kashan, later in Tehran, and ...

Children from this marriage:

1. Mandana Alavi, see VIII-39.

2. Faromarz Alavi, born Tehran 1937, lives in the USA.

3. Mohandes Khosrow Alavi, see VIII-40.

4. Manouchehr Alavi, see VIII-41.

Dr. Mohandes Ahmad Alavi with his family in 1947.

 

VII-15. Amirzadeh Khanoum Alavi, born about 1906; she married Dr. Malek Afzali, Medical Doctor, physician in Tehran.

Child from this marriage:

1. Shadan Malek Afzali, see VIII-42.

VII-16. Sarlashgar Hossein Alavi, born 27 August 1913, General and Commander of Iranian Artillery, Head of the War College in Iran, died Tehran ...; he married 1st ... (later divorced) Shokou Dargahi, born ..., daughter of ...; he married 2ndly Tehran 19 March 1952 Masoumeh Farzad, born ..., died ..., daughter of Sarhang Fazlollah Farzad, Army Colonel, and Toba Ehsani.

Children from the first marriage:

1. Mitra Alavi B.A., see VIII-43.

2. Mehrdad Alavi M.B.A., born Tehran 1948, economist, lecturer at the University of California.

 

 

 

Sarrlashgar Hossein Alavi

 

 

VII-17. Efat os-Sadat Alavi, born ..., died ....; she married ... Moshirzadeh, employee of the Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs of Iran.

Child from this marriage:

1. Majid Moshirzadeh, died young.

VII-18. Prof. Dr. Seyyed Mojtaba (Bozorg) Alavi, born Tehran 2 February 1904 (or 1905, he was not sure about the year himself), famous writer, teacher of German at the Technical School in Shiraz, Professor of German Language at the Industrial College of Iran and Germany in Tehran, he went to prison accused of membership of the Communist Party 1936-1941, member of the Editorial Staff of the Mardom Newspaper, employee of Victoria House attached to the British Embassy, employee of the Society of Cultural Relationship between Iran and the USSR, Professor at the Humboldt University, East Berlin, died Berlin 18 February 1997; he married 1st 1936 Gita Scheinnesonn, born Brussels ..., daughter of ...; he married 2ndly ... his cousin Fatameh Alavi, born ..., daughter of Seyyed Abolfath Fadai Alavi and Merafagh (Mehrangis) Tabatabai; he married 3rd Berlin 10 November 1956 Gertrud Paarszh, born Halle a/d Salle 31 March 1921, employee of a Medical and Technical Institute in Berlin, daughter of Paul Paarszh and Marthe Kitzing.

Child from the second marriage:

1. Dr. Mani Alavi, see VIII-44 and VIII-55.

VII-19. Seyyed Mostafa Alavi, born Tehran ... 1907, civil servant in Tehran, died London ... 1978; he married ... 1943 Najmi Afjei, born ..., daughter of ... and ...

Children from this marriage:

1. Shayesteh Alavi, see VIII-45.

2. Khodjasteh Alavi, see VIII-46.

3. Parvaneh Alavi, born ..., store manager in Austin, Texas.

4. Seyyed Mohsen Alavi, see VIII-47.

5. Marjan Alavi, see VIII-48.

6. Kaveh Alavi, born ..., died .... (killed in the Iran-Iraq War aged 20).

 

Shahzanan Alavi (1915)

 

VII-20. Shahzanan Alavi, born Tehran 1915, died ... 29 November 1999; she married 1934/1935 Sarhang Ali Asghar Vaziri, born 1900, Colonel in the Iranian Army, died Tehran 14 January 1984, son of ... and .... He was a brother of Colonel Ali Naghi Vaziri, born 1887, the first Iranian composer of written music and founder of the first higher school of music in Iran.

Children from this marriage:

1. Dr. Manouchehr Vaziri, see VIII-49.

2. Dr. Roshan Vaziri, see VIII-50.

3. Shideh Vaziri, see VIII-51.

4. Parvaneh Vaziri, see VIII-52.

5. Dr. Farideh Vaziri, see VIII-53.

VII-21. Najmi es-Sadat Alavi, born Tehran 20 December 1919, historian, teacher of history at a secondary school, since December 1946 research historian in Bakou, later broadcaster in Moscow; she married Rezayeh 21 March 1941 Dr. Morad Aziz Razmavar, born Kermanshah 1918, Major in the Iranian Army, later political economist in Moscow, died Las Palmas 10 April 1981, son of ...

Child from this marriage:

1. Dr. Victoria Aziz, see VIII-54.

VII-22. Fatemeh Alavi, born ..., she lives in Tehran; she married 1st ... Prof. Dr. Seyyed Mojtaba (Bozorg) Alavi; she married 2ndly Tehran 17 dee 1330 Nasser Gholi Farhadpour, born Tehran 1 farvadin 1300 (1922), economist and journalist in Tehran, since 1946 in the service of the government, Inspector-General of the Ministry of Labour of Fars Province, Supervisor in the Department of Labour of Kermanshah Province, Head of the Department of Information and Publications in the Directorate General of Publications and Publicity, Head of the Foreign Publicity Section of that Department, counsellor in the Ministry of Finance, editor of the daily Asia-ye Democrat, Director-General of the Iranian Government Press since 1958, Member of Parliament (on Mardon Party ticket), son of ....

Dr. Mani Alavi, Zari Farhadpour and Morad Farhadpour.

Child from the first marriage:

1. Dr. Mani Alavi, see VIII-55 and VIII-44.

Children from the second marriage:

2. Zari Farhadpour, see VIII-56.

3. Morad Farhadpour, born Tehran 17 tir 1337, writer and translator in the fields of philosophy and the humanities, he published (in persian): The Depressed Reason, Reflections on the Modern Thought ( Tarhe-nu, 1999) and The Western Winds: A Selection of Lectures (Hermes, 2004 ).

VII-23. Batoul Alavi, born ...; she married Tehran Summer 1945 Seyyed Ali Tabatabai, born 4 bahman 1297, Iranian diplomat in Afghanistan, later Deputy Secretary-General CENTO in Ankara, Turkey. second-in-command SAVAK, son of Ayatolla Seyyed Abolghassem Tabatabai and Sedigheh Malekeh Zaman Sari Aslani.

Children from this marriage:

1. Vahid Tabatabai, hotel manager in Los Angeles.

2. Lila Tabatabai, born 1946, lives in the U.S.A.

VII-24. Mohandes Seyyed Houshang Alavi, architect in Tehran.

Children from this marriage:

1.

2.

VII-25. Nikou Alavi, lives in U.S.A.

Children from this marriage:

1.

2.

VII-26. Minou Alavi, born ..., teacher of ... at a secondary school in Tehran; she married Iraj Zand.

Children from this marriage:

1. Faranak Zand.

2. Farshid Zand.

VII-27. Golbou Alavi, born ..., she married Dr. Famili, dentist in Tehran.

Children from this marriage:

1.

2.

VII-28 (also VII-36). Maleksadat Alavi, she married Hajji Seyyed Bagher Sadat Darbandi, merchant and poet in Tehran.

Children from this marriage:

1. Aghdas Sadat Darbandi, see VIII-57.

2. Afsar Sadat Darbandi.

3. Seyyed Mohammad Sadat Darbandi.

4. Seyyed Abbas Sadat Darbandi.

5. Seyyed Mohsen Sadat Darbandi.

6. Afsaneh Sadat Darbandi.

VII-29 (also VII-37). Heshmat os-Sadat Alavi, born Tehran, bank employee, died Tehran 1991; she married (later divorced) Ali Asghar Salashour, officer in the Imperial Iranian Army; she married 2ndly Abolfazl Parvizi.

Child from the first marriage:

1. Dr. Parvin Salahshour, see VIII-58.

Child from the second marriage:

2. Ali Parvizi, see VIII.

VII-30 (also VII-38). Dr. Seyyed Mohsen Alavi, Medical Doctor in Tehran.

Children:

1. Dr. Seyyed Ali Reza Alavi, political scientist.

2. Dr. Seyyed Mohammad Reza Alavi, biologist at George Washington University.

3. Seyyed Hamid Reza Alavi, political scientist in Washington D.C.

4. Dr. Seyyed Parviz Alavi, Medical Doctor, specialist for internal diseases in Washington D.C.

VII-31 (also VII-39). Seyyed Hossein Alavi.

Children:

1. Ali Alavi, he lives in Washington D.C.

2. Parand Alavi, she lives in Washington D.C.

VII-32 (also VII-40). Fakhr os-Sadat Alavi, she married Abolfazl Parvizi.

Children from this marriage:

1. Touran Parvizi, see VIII-59.

2. Iran Parvizi, see VIII-60.

VII-33. Dr. Seyyed Hossein Alavi, he married Shamsafagh Saghafi.

Children:

1. Masoumeh Alavi.

2. Soudabeh Alavi.

3. Fatemeh Alavi.

4. Seyyed Mamoud Alavi.

VII-34. Mohandes Massoud Alavi, Engineer, Manager Iranian Water Company.

Child:

1. Elaheh Alavi.

VII-35. Dr. Seyyed Mansour Alavi.

Children:

1. Daughter.

2. Daughter.

VII-36 (also VII-28). Maleksadat Alavi, she married Hajji Seyyed Bagher Sadat Darbandi, merchant and poet in Tehran.

Children from this marriage:

1. Aghdas Sadat Darbandi; she married Rajabipour.

2. Afsar Sadat Darbandi.

3. Seyyed Mohammad Sadat Darbandi.

4. Seyyed Abbas Sadat Darbandi.

5. Seyyed Mohsen Sadat Darbandi.

6. Afsaneh Sadat Darbandi.

VII-37 (also VII-29). Heshmat os-Sadat Alavi, born Tehran, bank employee, died Tehran 1991; she married (later divorced) Ali Asghar Salashour, officer in the Imperial Iranian Army; she married 2ndly Abolfazl Parvizi.

Child from the first marriage:

1. Dr. Parvin Salahshour, see VIII.

Child from the second marriage:

2. Ali Parvizi, see VIII.

VII-38 (also VII-30). Dr. Seyyed Mohsen Alavi, Medical Doctor in Tehran.

Children:

1. Dr. Seyyed Ali Reza Alavi, political scientist.

2. Dr. Seyyed Mohammad Reza Alavi, biologist at George Washington University.

3. Seyyed Hamid Reza Alavi, political scientist in Washington D.C.

4. Dr. Seyyed Parviz Alavi, Medical Doctor, specialist for internal diseases in Washington D.C.

VII-39 (also VII-31). Seyyed Hossein Alavi.

Children:

1. Seyyed Ali Alavi, lives in Washington D.C.

2. Parand Alavi, lives in Washington D.C.

VII-40 (also VII-32). Fakhr os-Sadat Alavi, she married Abolfazl Parvizi.

Children from this marriage:

1. Touran Parvizi, see VIII.

2. Iran Parvizi, see VIII.

 

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