Grand Ayatullah Mohaqiq Kabuli was born in the village of Turkman in Afghan province of Parwan north west of Kabul. He is a Twelver Shia Marja in Afghanistan. He is an ethnic Hazara.
He started basic religious schooling, at the age of seven, by learning Qoran and religion related books in Persian language. He got involved deep in Islamic beliefs, literature, logic, jurisprudence and sciences after he joined local religious schools. Later, he went to Kabul where educational resources were limited and political situation was not appropriate either. Then, for further studies, he left Afghanistan for Iran. In the Solar year 1332, he went to Najaf Iraq to study.
Life in Najaf
His higher education started in 1332 (solar) in Najaf, his teachers were Ayatullah Abdul Ali Sabzevari, Sheikh Kazim Tabrezi, Sayed Abdul Hussein Rashti, Mohammad Taqi Al-Razi, Late Shiekh Sadra, and Late Sheik Mujtaba Talmaz. He also attended lectures of Imam Khomeini. In 1334 (Solar) his teachers were Ayatullah Khoi and Ayatullah Sheikh Mohammad Baqir Zanjani.
Return to Afghanistan
After completing his education he returned to Afghanistan in 1973, he was welcomed by thousands of people on his arrival.
In Afghanistan, he established many educational and religious institutions to promote Islamic education and cultural awareness.