Senior Revolutionary cleric passes away at 90

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iran
Thursday, 17 September 2015

Senior Revolutionary cleric and member of Assembly of Experts has died Wednesday morning.

Ayatollah Abolqasem Khazali had been suffering from disease since long. He was among the pioneer clerics of the Islamic Revolution and participated in drafting of the Constitution. He was former member of Guardian Council, and former head of Ghadir International Foundation. Ayatollah Khazali represented Mashhad constituency in the Assembly of Experts.

He was born in Boroujerd in 1925 and entered Mashhad Seminary School for preliminary courses before going to Qom Seminary School. In Qom, Ayatollah Khazali enjoyed the discipleship of grand ayatollahs such as Ayatollah Tabatabaei Boroujerdi, Imam Khomeini (RA), and Allameh Mohammad Hossein Tabatabaei in his path to the highest possible degree, ijtihad.

He was among the first drafters of Islamic Republic of Iran’s Constitution, and led Ghadir International Foundation. Ayatollah Khazali also pioneered signing of the general statement by religious leaders to approving Imam Khomeini’s (RA) ijtihadafter the death of Ayatollah Boroujerdi. He had been imprisoned for a while by the Pahlavi regime for his engagement in the Revolutionary campaign.

Ayatollah Khazali took sides with the Leader of the Islamic Republic during the street unrest in Tehran after 2009 presidential elections as an inspiring figure and a Revolutionary character.

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