Hope, optimism main characteristics of late Ayatollah Rafsanjani

Hope, optimism main characteristics of late Ayatollah Rafsanjani

Hope has been one of major characteristics of late Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, who has been a right-hand of Imam Khomeini, the leader of contemporary Muslim world.

Addressing a congress which was held to commemorate a year since passing away of Ayatolllah Rafsanjani, Seyyed Hassan Khomeini stressed that hope and optimism have been qualities of the late cleric during all circumstances.

He had never lost his positive attitude and hopefulness for a brighter future during thin and thick times, the grandson of the late founder of the Islamic Republic said.

The international reputed scholar also recalled that Imam Khomeini had also never lost his hope and trust in God, the Almighty in all conditions.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Seyyed Hassan Khomeini said that Ayatollah Rafsanjani had been very too kind to him during over the past years as he used to spend a significant amount of time with him each week in order to seek his advises and recommendations.

The remarks come as the first congress in commemoration of the former Iranian president and chairman of the country’s Expediency Council, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, opened in Tehran on Tuesday with high-ranking officials in attendance.

Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri also delivered a speech at the congress held on the first demise anniversary of Ayatollah Rafsanjani.

Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi and Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh were also among the participants in the event.

Ayatollah Rafsanjani was laid to rest at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini south of Tehran in January 2017.

He was an influential figure in a campaign led by Imam Khomeini that resulted in the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The deceased became president for two terms and was the chairman of the Expediency Council for some 20 years.


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