By Staff, Agencies’ Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei offered condolences over the death of Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi, a member of the Assembly of Experts. In a message on Saturday, Imam Khamenei paid tribute to the late cleric as a prominent thinker, a competent manager, and an outspoken advocate of the truth with fortitude on the path of righteousness.
Describing the passing away of the cleric as a loss to religious seminaries and schools of Islamic studies, the Leader said Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi had a unique role in generating religious thoughts, writing useful books, and training prominent students.
Imam Khamenei also pointed to the late cleric’s “revolutionary presence” in necessary arenas, saying he maintained piety throughout his life.
His Eminence offered condolences to the family of the “old and dear brother” and to religious seminaries over the loss.
Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi passed away yesterday evening at the age of 86 due to gastrointestinal disease.
He had been hospitalized since Saturday after his condition deteriorated.
Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi played a major part in the uprising — led by late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini — that overthrew the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979.
Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi served as a member of the Assembly of Experts — the body responsible for electing and monitoring the performance of the Leader — and the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution