Emphasizing on the spirit of moderation of Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili, vice President for legal Affair said: We have many memories from his sympathies and insight in tense atmosphere which made some revolutionaries as radicals and he made a great work in The Judicial System and if we have a structure and legal foundations of The Judicial System just now, many parts of it indebted this great man and other great men like Shahid Ayatollah Beheshti, Shahid Ayatollah Qoddosi and some other martyrs and distinguished persons of The Judicial System, at that time.
According to the reporter of the website of Jamaran, in fortieth ceremony of Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili, Majid Ansari Said: We are proud to Islam that turned on the light of Knowledge and Science in the darkest period of mankind and the last religion began with the command of “Read”; unlike the previous prophets whose provided miracles that break habits, the miracle of our holy Prophet was science and Qur’an.
The vice president for legal affairs added: An atmosphere in which there was no place for science and knowledge, sea but great Ocean of narrations and verses of the Qur’an are amazing in the view of science and Scientists. Although the science as light has intrinsic value against ignorance and darkness, but it is obvious that most verses of the Qur’an and countless narrations and traditions of the Prophet and Infallible Imams (peace be upon them) in the value of science and knowledge focused on the divine knowledge and Human Science are originated from the Qur’an and are in the mission scope of the Qur’an.
He emphasized: It is mentioned in the hadith that “scholars are heirs of prophets” and it is focused on the science which is in the service of mankind and on the way of prophets’ targets and human’s perfection; and this mere science and knowledge cannot be influential unless it use the potentiality of real scholars like prophets. Scholars, along with ethical reserves, tried out scientific reserves, but even more than it.
Ansari added: Wherever scientific responsibility of scholars defined, Justice is on the side of Ijtihad (enjoying requirements to infer shar‘i rules from the Glorious Qur’an, traditions, etc.) and knowledge. A scholar who is away from justice, continence and lack of self-control power, cannot be burdened the mission of prophets. I do not think that there is any allegorical tougher than Friday chapter in the holy Qur’an and other statements in this scope.
He said: Therefore, when we talk about the value of scholars, we mean those scholars who are in the way of prophets and the like, which nothing can fill and compensate their place and position. In the history of prophets, there were a few cases that succeeded to arrange a political system and political structure for performing divine commandments; although each of prophets found such a possibility, they did it and they did not flinch.
The vice president for legal affairs continued: Shiite clergymen are successors of the prophets and wayfarer of the holy Prophet and they passed the way of guidance and offering the rulings through difficult ways. There were many scholars who went to the gallows. The jurisprudence of Shiite passed through tough way; but in the twentieth century, it encountered with a hard test for establishing government; a government that can fulfill several years’ sufferings and efforts of scholars and perform the Commandment of Allah objectively. In this case, Allah, the almighty provided instruments that a great marja` and a divine scholar had opportunity to start the Islamic Revolution.
Stating that Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili spent his life in the path of knowledge and science and serving the people, Majid Ansari said: I think that the essence of the ethical personality of Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili was shaped in the ethics courses of Imam Khomeini (may Allah rest his soul in peace); Ethics: the lost item of our era and an obsolete knowledge in our Islamic Seminaries. If Imam Khomeini became Imam, it would be for his morality and ethics, and if Imam Khomeini became Imam, it would be for his commitment. Ethics courses of Imam made such a radial of light and knowledge over Islamic Seminaries that it lasted until next week.
About Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili, he said: This scientific and distinguished person did not limit himself to gain science and knowledge in a closed circuit of school or a closed circuit of research; but he stepped in the opened circuit of knowledge and research to guide people and save the community and bring people out of ignorance and darkness, the same as Imam Khomeini and other prominent scholars.
The vice president for legal affairs reminded: In the first phase of the Islamic Revolution, when there were limited persons for establishing the Revolution’s Council, Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili was among the primary ring and it indicates that Imam believed his insight, direct thought, spirit of moderation and responsible knowledge. When Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili entered the issue of establishing the Political System, he played significant roles and his presence caused peace and friendship and national coherent and he was not looking for the benefits of a party and reject another or disturbing the situations and the likes.
He emphasized: If we want to find a meaning for “Loss”, it would be the demise of Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili. After the demise of Imam Khomeini and Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili’s returning to Qom and concentrating on the scientific works, he deserved the position of marja`eyat. We have many memories from his sympathies and insight in tense atmosphere which made some revolutionaries as radicals and he made a great work in the Judicial System and if we have a structure and legal foundations in Judicial system, many parts of it indebted this great man and another great men like Shahid Ayatollah Beheshti, Shahid Ayatollah Qoddosi and some other martyrs and distinguished persons of the Judicial System, at that time.
Majid Ansari Added: Today I think that efficient, justice base, brave and exceptionable Judicial System is an effective instrument for an efficient system of the Islamic Republic of Iran that top officials of the Judicial System should consider the method and empirical and scientific accumulations of these personalities; of course they pay attention to it, but it should be doubled.
He said: After the demise of Imam Khomeini and Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili’s returning to Qom and concentrating on the scientific works, he deserved the position of marja`eyat, but it did not cause any change in his behavior, nature, service, and his sympathies towards Political System and his compassionate advice for the officials is clear and obvious for all. I hope that his offspring and students can continue his luminous way; the same as the light that shone from Jamaran all over the world and still continued and this light is also visible in the face of family, offspring and companions of Imam Khomeini.
Emphasizing on the difficult exam for clergymen, the vice president of Legal Affairs expressed: This System is registered with the name of Clergy. At the time when Qur’an, luminous personality of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) and Islamic law are under destructive attack of arrogance and takfiri thoughts, defending the dusty face of Islam is a great mission that it is the responsibilities of Islamic Seminaries and great scholars primarily.
He stated: These days, there are talking about revolutionary Seminary and some meetings held and it is a valuable work, but revolutionary approach in the country, especially in Islamic Seminary, should pass through the path and way of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, i.e. Imam Khomeini. Revolutionary Seminary means Seminary with the ethics of Imam, revolutionary Seminary means Seminary with the jurisprudence of Imam, who knew the role of time and place in ijtihad as a key element and made the link between Religion and Politics objectively, and the very Imam who issued the 8-article message in the peak of the groups’ crisis. I wish our Seminaries teach the 8-article message of Imam and his ethical school of thought.
Ansari said: Revolutionary in Islamic Seminaries is not possible without respect for revolutionaries. The existence of the revolutionaries cannot be repeated and Islamic Seminaries should appreciate them. Allah knows our generation in the future will be regretted after the dust of hatred and accusing suppressed, the same as our regretting for Amir Kabir (Mirza Taghi Khan Farahani) and First martyrs (Muhammad Jamaluddin al-Makki al-Amili al-Jizzini) in the past that why these great men were not honored as it should? Dear Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)! Was the share and right of Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili this amount that you did?
He emphasized: Our society needs to know him (Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili), Hashemi, Beheshti. Our society needs to know Imam Khomeini and his companions. I hope that our media do it beside their other works.