Message of condolence from Agha Mahdavipour on the demise of Ayatollah Taskhiri

In the Name of Allah,
The All Merciful, the All Compassionate

Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S.): The passing away of a scholar (Alim) creates a vacuum in Islam which cannot be filled.
Passing away of the flag-bearer of unity and solidarity Hazrat Ayatullah Shaykh Muhammad Ali Taskhiri is the cause of deep grief and sadness. This renowned personality after completing his Islamic studies till the highest stage of Ijtihad before the leading Ulama of the Islamic Seminary in Najaf Ashraf, Iraq commenced his social and political activities in particular opposing the Baathist regime in Iraq. After the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, he propagated the ideal teachings of Islam and took great steps in creating unity in the Islamic world. He established extensive relations with the Islamic and scientific institutions in the Islamic world. He used to participate in the Islamic conferences and seminars in different countries and used to defend the ideal teachings of Islam with his scientific and thought provoking speeches. He gained vast and valuable experience at the global level by his religious and cultural activities and was considered as a great asset in this regard. He established very close relationship with Islamic personalities and institutions in many countries and took various steps in bringing about unity and solidarity in the Islamic Ummah. He was very self-controlled and good-mannered scholar and a fluent speaker and his lectures and speeches always created great impact. He as the Secretary General of the “World Forum for the Proximity among the Islamic Schools of Thought” accomplished great services and strengthened the concept of Islamic Unity greatly and he compiled very valuable literature in this regard. He participated in the Islamic Unity Conference in New Delhi 12 years ago and met the famous Ulama of India in the conference. He invited many Sunni and Shia Ulama and scholars from India to many conferences in Tehran and the Ulama and scholars of India who participated in these conferences never forget the sweet memories of this great person.
I express my deepest condolences on the passing away of this wise and learned personality to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Ayatullah al-Uzma Sayyid Ali Khamenei, all the renowned Ulama and the Islamic Seminaries in the World and pray Allah Almighty to exalt the position of the departed personality and give patience to respected family members and relatives of this great person.
With sincere regards,
Mahdi Mahdavipour
The Representative of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Ayatullah al-Uzma Sayyid Ali Khamenei in India