The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei, issued a message of condolence on the demise of the great Islamic scholar, Mr. Muhammad Reza Hakimi. Imam Khamenei’s message, issued on August 23, 2021, is as follows:
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
With deep regret and sorrow, I received the news of the demise of the prominent scholar and thinker, Mr. Muhammad Reza Hakimi (May God bless him). He was a polymath, an accomplished literary man, an innovative thinker, and a just researcher of Islam. Independent of worldly desires, he spent his life in the service of the elevated teachings of the Holy Quran and Sunnah and left great works.
Having benefited from the valuable and spiritual presence of great masters of knowledge and spirituality in the holy city of Mashhad had brought this dear personality a reserve of reliance on God, devotion and richness of character, helped him remain strong and upright until the end of his blessed life. I offer my condolences to the honorable family of Hakimi, especially his great brother, as well as to all the friends and admirers of the deceased, and I ask for God’s mercy and forgiveness for him.
Sayyid Ali Khamenei,
Shahrivar 1, 1400
August 23, 2021
Muhammad Reza Hakimi -Faqih, Jurist, Philosopher, Thinker and Writer- was born in April 1961 in Mashhad and entered the Hawza of Mashhad as a teenager and studied in this Hawza for 20 years. He has left several books, including “Al-Ḥayāt”, “Khurshīd Maghrib”, “Aql-e Surkh”, “Āshura: Maẓlūmīyatī Muḍāʻaf”, “Sheikh Āghā Buzurg Tehranī”, “Tafsīr Āftāb” and “Faryād Rūzhā”.