Syrian and Lebanese medals at the grave of the Shiite cleric and notable Muhsen al-Amin

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Muhsen al-Amin al-Amili al-Husseini was one of the leading Shiite scholars in Syria during the first half of the 20th Century. His residence in Damascus earned the neighborhood its current name, Hay al-Amin, which is a Shiite district in the Old City. Muhsen al-Amin died in Beirut on March 30, 1952 in Beirut and received a massive funeral in Damascus.