Imam Khamenei’s Condolence Message over the Demise of Ayatollah Muhammad Yazdi

wilayattimes (Iran)

Tehran | WTNS | Dec 11:Ex-Judiciary chief and former member of Iran’s Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi passed away at age 89 on Wednesday.

Born in 1931 in Iran’s central city of Isfahan, Ayatollah Yazdi became a leading political figure after victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1978.

The late chairman of the supreme council of community of religious teachers was a member of the Assembly of Experts until 2015.

The former chief of Iran’s Judiciary was also a member of the Parliament for several terms and was elected as the Parliament speaker for one year.

In 2020, Ayatollah Yazdi resigned from the Guardian Council’s board of Fuqaha (Islamic jurists) due to poor health.

In November, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei appointed a new member to the Guardian Council’s board, paying tribute to Ayatollah Yazdi for years of “valuable service” to the Islamic Republic in various posts.

Imam Khamenei expressed his condolences on the demise of the diligent, pious scholar, Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Muhammad Yazdi in a message.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution issued a message of condolence on the demise of Ayatollah Muhammad Yazdi. The following is the full text of his message:

His Revolutionary background, involvement in the fight against the Tyrannical regime [before the Revolution] along with his continuous presence in all the stages of the Revolution, engagement in major responsibilities for the country’s governance including Head of the Judiciary, membership in the Guardian Council, Assembly of Experts and t

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

I would like to express my condolences on the demise of the diligent, pious scholar, Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Muhammad Yazdi (may God be pleased with him) to the great seminary of Qom, the eminent Religious Authorities, distinguished scholars, the honorable community of teachers, his students, friends and admirers, and in particular to his honorable family and children. His Revolutionary background, involvement in the fight against the Tyrannical regime [before the Revolution] along with his continuous presence in all the stages of the Revolution, engagement in major responsibilities for the country’s governance including Head of the Judiciary, membership in the Guardian Council, Assembly of Experts and the National Consultative Assembly in addition to his academic and jurisprudential endeavors made a complete, influential man out of this esteemed scholar. Firm belief in the foundations of the Revolution, perseverance on this path, and religious and revolutionary ardor were the other manifest characteristics of this honorable figure. It is hoped that this great spiritual treasury will lead to the elevation of his rank in the Heavens. I ask God, the Exalted, to bestow His mercy, forgiveness and satisfaction upon him.

Sayyid Ali Khamenei,
December 9, 2020

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