Sheikh Mohammad bin Nasir Alnimer - 7 / 4 / 2009 - 12:27 am

Sheikh Alnimer (1856- 1927) was born in Alawammiah, Qatif, Saudi Arabia. He studied Islamic Sciences in Najaf, Iraq, and stayed their for fifteen years until he reached the level of Ijtihad; a high Shiite level in religious studies, although he was blind since an early age.

He was well-informed in astronomy, medicine and geometry, and a large group of scholars studied at his school after his return to his homeland. He had many writings but all of them are manuscripts and not published.

At the time of King Abdulaziz Al Saud’s negotiations with Qatif’s leaders, Alnimer made a strict stand and told people to not surrender their weapons. He, also, prompted them for armed resistance during the economic crisis due to the doubling of taxes and Salafists’ pressures on Shiites.

The ruler’s palace was besieged and the Shiite attackers formed a leadership which made the British imposing embargo on Qatif and prohibiting sailing movement on its ports. This dilemma was addressed after King Abdulaziz’s visit to Jubail by making negotiations with leaders of the region. Sheikh Alnimer died in 1927 and was buried in his hometown; Alawammia.