In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious the Ever Compassionate
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
The news of the passing of the great Shi’a jurist, Grand Ayatollah Sāfī Golpāygānī, has left us all extremely heartbroken and grief-stricken.
That great man was one of the most prominent students of Grand Ayatollah Burūjirdī and one of the greatest jurists of our time. He has authored numerous scientific works in various fields, including jurisprudence and theology, and several works in rebuttal of deviant schools of thought. He also had an active role in the construction and reconstruction of religious buildings such as the renovation of the Great Imam Ḥassan al-ʻAskarī (ʻa) Mosque.
Moreover, his active role in various social arenas, such as the struggle against the dictatorship of the Shah of Iran, and his membership in the Assembly of Constitutional Experts and the Guardian Council, was a source of great blessings for Islam and the Islamic Revolution.
I offer my condolences to Imam al-Mahdi (ʻa) on the occasion of the passing of that great jurist and devout follower of his. I also extend my heartiest condolences to the Islamic seminaries, and great Shi’a religious authorities, all Shi’as of the world as well as his followers and students, and in particular to his honorable family and children. I ask the Almighty Allah to j o i n him with those nearest to Him among His servants, and I also ask Him to bless that great man’s friends and family with patience and grant them a great reward in return for their patience.
May Allah bless you and may His Peace and Blessings be upon you
Qom – Naser Makarem Shirazi
February 1st, 2022