Stating Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili played his role at all the times, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani said: He had a key role on that time as a big supporter and his living was clear and he was very modest and spoke carefully and whatever you think that a great man should have, he possessed.
According to the reporter of Jamaran News Agency and website, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, in the fortieth ceremony of the demise of his eminence Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili in Jamaran Hosseinieh, said: When I knew Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili, he did his responsibilities according to the time.
Reminding the pioneer role of grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili in the struggles before the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the head of the Expediency Discernment Council of the System stated: After the struggles began, one of the effective person was Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili. His behavior was like a teacher who is clever, literate, familiar with society and familiar with the enlightenment that beside it, he considers some services as his own responsibility.
He added: After the struggles, Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili came to Tehran and preparing a mosque to lead people. Those who were active in the struggles need such a person and we, in the first line of struggles, had hoped him completely. In the last months of struggles that everything was clear, he was encouraging people to continue and his face glowed in the forefront of the protests.
Referring to the serious presence of Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili after the victory of Islamic Revolution in all stages, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani noted: He was one of the members of the Revolution’s Council consisting Ayatollah Shahid Motahari, Ayatollah Shahid Beheshti, Shahid Bahonar, Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili and me and he had the conditions of marjaee`at at that time, and made very good comments over the subjects and the arguments of the Revolution’s Council and he was a firm pillar for the Revolution forces.
He continued: The subject of Constitutions was very important, of course, lawyers had prepared a text and when it came to the Revolution’s Council, it was a very hard work and the Revolution’s Council examined it carefully and it amended such a way that maraja` confirmed it without an objection.
The member of Assembly Experts of the Leadership said: At that time, Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili was a gem among us and his ethics and patience made him a prominent character. The work of the Judiciary System began early (after the Islamic Revolution) and there were some extremists at that time, but Ayatollah Beheshti and ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili controlled them completely and organize the Judiciary System.
He stated: Imam Khomeini (may Allah rest his soul in peace) shone like a sun and whenever we had a problem, we referred to him. Of course, the level of Imam Khomeini was very high, and we understood that there were a great difference between his insight and ours. Every big problem that arose, such as the explosion of the Islamic Republican Party, we referred to him. We missed a lot of forces in the explosion of the Islamic Republican Party, as far as we forced to bring the injuries with a stretcher to formalize the Islamic Consultative Assembly.
Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani emphasized: It was right that in this circumstance, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) broadcast comprehensive program for him and showed a glimpse of his life. In his lifetime, there were some wallowing against him. After the demise of Imam Khomeini, he should stay in Tehran, and continued the work of the Judiciary System, but he went to Qom and we encountered disadvantage.
The head of the Expediency Discernment Council of the System said: It is very important to tell the history of his life and it was very useful for people to know whom they lost. We should continue his tradition in judgment. We were going to judge according to Islam, but it is not so nowadays, and such a method should revive once again by someone like Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili with such very approach.
He continued: Of course, Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili was a documentary for us in Qom and everyone went to Qom was sure that he was a pillar to keep the Revolution in the Islamic Seminary. But we saw extremists who oppressed him, but he played his key roles in all the stages with his recommendations, writings and works.
He stated: He was also the founding member of the Islamic Republican Party and he can save the country from Bani Sadr and those who are around him. The Islamic Republican Party was the rival of Bani Sadr and acted against the distortions of Bani Sadr. In fact, he was knowledgeable at that time to issue fatwa, but he was active at the level of the Islamic Republican Party and he prevented the sedition of hypocrites and Counterrevolutionary attempts, and we wrote the positions of the Islamic Republican Party in the Efta` Council.
Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani added: He had a key role at that time as a big supporter and his living was clear and he was very modest and spoke carefully and whatever you think that a great man should have, he possessed.