Imam’s Pupil Mahdavi Kani Passed Away

Imam’s Pupil Mahdavi Kani Passed Away

Chairman of Iran’s Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani has been one of the famous and faithful pupil of Imam Khomeini who leaned several discipline of Islamic sciences from the founder of the Islamic Republic

After the victory of Islamic revolution he took on different duties entrusted to him by Imam Khomeini.


He was also educated by great Ayatollahs such as Imamm Khomeini, Meshkini, Jebel Ameli, Sadooghi, Soltani, Mojahedi, Rafii Ghazvini, Shoarani, Alameh Tabatabai, Boroojerdi, Imam Khomeini, and Golpayeghani.


Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani has passed away following a months-long coma.

The 83-year-old veteran politician died in a hospital in the capital city of Tehran on Tuesday morning. Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani had gone into a coma on June 4 due to a major heart attack.

He was elected as the chairman of the Assembly of Experts in March 2011. The high-ranking body of experts elects and oversees the activities of the leader of the Islamic Revolution.

The senior Iranian official was also a founder and the leader of the Combatant Clergy Association, a prominent religious, cultural and political foundation formed with the objective of protecting the achievements of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani was a close ally of the founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Imam Khomeini, and played a key role in events that culminated in the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

He also took up several important posts after the revolution, including the interior minister in the cabinet of second Iranian President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and member of several key government committees and councils.

The prominent cleric has written several books on a wide range of religious and scientific issues and was the founder and chairman of renowned Imam Sadeq University, which specializes in humanities.


They taught him high religious courses such as: Islamic Jurisprudence, the Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Interpretation (Tafsir), Islamic Philosophy (Hekmat), Kala'am and Advanced Seminary Courses.

In 1961, he returned to Tehran and stared to teach religious courses in Marvi seminary school. Two years later he became the leader of Moslems’ prayers in Jalili mosque, a newly established one. Later, this mosque became a centre for social and political activities. Because of his fight against the Pahlavi Dynasty he was arrested, tortured and exiled for many times.

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