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Ayatollah Morteza Motahhari Biography

Former Chairman of the Islamic Revolutionary Council, Iran
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Chairman of the Islamic Revolutionary Council, Iran
  • President of the Constitutional Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Head of the Department of Theology and Islamic Learning’s, Tehran University
  • Wrote on exegesis of the Qur’an, philosophy, ethics, sociology, history and many other subjects
  • Co-founder of Hosseiniye Ershad and the Combatant Clergy Association
  • Father-in-law of Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani
  • Completed his education in Qom, Iran, in the subjects of Islamic Beliefs and Jurisprudence under the supervision of the renowned philosopher Allameh Mohammad Hossein Tabatabai, Ayatollah Khomeini, and many other distinguished scholars
  • Joined the Islamic Educational Center at Mashhad
  • Received his elementary education in theology from his father, Sheikh Mohammad Hossein
  • Born in 1920, Fariman, Khorasan province, Iran
  • A major street in Tehran was named after him shortly after the Iranian revolution in 1979. Takhte Tavoos Street was renamed Motahhari Street in honor of Mottahari
  • Assassinated by the Furqan Militia Group on May 2, 1979