The first anniversary for the demise of the late his Eminence Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili (may Allah rest his soul in peace), the great marja` of Shiite World, the founder of the university and schools of Mofid, was held on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Mofid University in Qom with the presence of students, professors and seminary and academic personalities.
Mohammad Reza Beheshti, Ayatollah Seyyid Ali Mohaghegh Damad, Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Shahrestani, the envoy of Grand Ayatollah Sistani, Farshad Momeni, Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Seyyid Mohammad Sae’edi, the Custodian of her holiness Masumah holy Shrine, and a group of Seminary teachers attended at this ceremony.
Ayatollah Seyyid Ali Mohaghegh Damad, Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Rahaee, Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Ayazi, Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Adib, Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Seyyid Ali Mousavi Ardebili and Farshad Momeni made speech in this ceremony.
Expressing that the death of this great marja` has been a great disaster for the public and the Seminaries, at the scientific meeting for the Commemoration of the late his Eminence Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili (may Allah rest his soul in peace), Ayatollah Seyyid Ali Mohaghegh Damad, the head of Board of Trustee of Mofid University stated: In addition to holding public ceremonies in Qom and other cities, holding a special ceremony at Mofid university, which is one of the fruits of his useful life, is very great and desirable.
Stating that according to the traditions, the death of the Prophet, as well as the death of great scholars and scientist, is a deficiency that occurs on earth, not only in Islam, he said: The heaviness of earth depends on Knowledge, and every deficiency found in this field is deficiency in the earth, therefore, we have right to mourn for this incident and we should commemorate and recall to gain further progress via this way.
Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Rahaee, Faculty member of Mofid University at the anniversary ceremony of the late his Eminence Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili (may Allah rest his soul in peace) said: his eminence believed that Jurisprudence (fiqh) and methodology should meet the need of the People.
Stating that the late his Eminence Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili was a modest, devout and apprentice teacher, he said: he had tried to keep alive what he had learned from his ethics teachers.
The faculty member of Mofid University added: Freedom of speech was one of his scientific ethics which he adhered to, and everybody could express his outlooks in his presence and his eminence expressly accepted the mutual view.
In the scientific meeting for commemoration of the late his Eminence Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili (may Allah rest his soul in peace) in Mofid University, Dr. Farshad Momeni said: Judiciary in his time had some shortcoming, but it was brightest period of Judiciary, and this is not something that based on purely theoretical, but empirical evidences confirmed it.
He stated: This grand jurisprudent was a great man, who had huge and largely unknown rights to our society.
We all know more or less that we do not have a single abstract thing with the name of economic, which is independent from social, cultural and political aspects; therefore, the understating the late Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili’s economic ideas is not possible without knowing the whole system of his thoughts.
In continuation of this ceremony, a roundtable about the thoughts of the late Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili and the presentation of articles collection about the personality of this great marja`, as well as the presentation of his eminence’s jurisprudential collection were held in this events.