RNA – In a statement issued, the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom offered its condolences on the death of Ayatollah Sayyed Ja’far Karimi and emphasized that the late scholar always insisted on supporting the progressive and valuable principle of Wilayat al-Faqih (Guardianship of the Jurisprudent) and serving in the sacred system of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The following is the text of the statement:
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
“Indeed, we belong to God and to Him do we indeed return” [The Holy Quran 2:156]
The passing of the glorious jurisprudent, Ayatollah Haj Sayyed Ja’far Karimi, a long-time and loyal friend of the late Imam [Khomeyni] and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Khamenei] and respected member of the Qom Seminary Society has caused pain and sorrow. He was one of the prominent lecturers of the Islamic Seminaries of Najaf and Qom who spent many years teaching high-level courses in the religious sciences in the Islamic Seminaries and compiled books that will remain.
This warrior jurisprudent was one of the students of Imam Khomeyni and stood alongside the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran from 1965 until the year of his death . After that, he was also always supportive of the progressive and valuable principle of Wilayat al-Faqih (Guardianship of the Jurisprudent) and served in the sacred system of the Islamic Republic of Iran and after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, he was one of the renowned clergymen who had various responsibilities.
His many years of presence in the religious inquiries’ office of Imam Khomeyni and the Supreme Leader demonstrate the high academic and jurisprudential status of this noble scholar.
The Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom offered his condolences on the passing of this great scholar to Hadhrat Baqiyatallah [Imam al-Mahdi], the Supreme Leader, the grand sources of emulation, the Islamic Seminaries, his merciful family, students and devoted ones and pray to God Almighty to exalt his soul and to bestow divine forgiveness and mercy on this deceased scholar and grant patience and reward to his surviving family members.
May the peace, mercy and blessings of God be with you,
Head of the Supreme Council of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom
Rasa News Agency