In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
I received the news of the demise of Ayatollah Hajj Sheikh Muhammad-Taqi Misbah Yazdi – a spiritual scholar and a mujahid faqih and hakim – with considerable grief and sorrow. This is a grave loss for Islamic seminaries and for Islamic ethics in general.
He was an outstanding thinker and a competent manager who had an eloquent tongue in telling the truth and who stood firm on the straight path. His services in producing religious thoughts, in writing instructive books, in training brilliant and influential pupils and in showing his presence in all the arenas where his presence was necessary are really and truly unique.
From his youth until the end of his life, piety and devoutness were his eternal qualities and the blessing of treading on the path of towhidi (Monotheistic) understanding was God’s great reward for his long-term endeavor.
Being in mourning myself for the loss of this old-time and dear brother of ours, I express my condolences to his esteemed family, his honorable children and his relatives, and I extend my condolences to the pupils and admirers of that great teacher and to the Islamic seminaries.
I ask God to raise his status and to bestow His forgiveness and mercy on him.
Sayyid Ali Khamenei
January 2, 2021
Senior Iranian cleric ‘Ayatollah Mohammad-Taqi Misbah-Yazdi’, Head of Imam Khomeini (RA) Educational and Research Institute and Member of Assembly of Experts passed away at the age of 86 on Friday evening.
Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi was also former chairman of Supreme Council of Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly and one of the lecturers of Qom Seminary.
Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi, who had been hospitalized in one of Tehran’s hospitals a few days ago due to the exacerbation of disease, passed away on Friday evening.