The well-known Iranian Islamic scholar Allameh Hassan Hassanzadeh Amoli died at the age of 93 after being hospitalized for illness.
Allameh Hassanzadeh was born in 1928 in the village of Ira, Larijan County, near the northern Iranian city of Amol.
He was a prominent philosopher of the Islamic tradition, a leading theologian and teacher of seminary schools well known in the Muslim world.
He received the title of “Allameh”, literally universal scholar, for his extensive knowledge of literature, astronomy, mathematics, medicine and the ancient Ulum al-Ghariba (occult or secret sciences) as well as for his command of French and Arabic.
Allameh Hassanzadeh also wrote powerful poems in Farsi and the local Tabari languages. During his lifetime he wrote around 190 books.
After his death, the leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, sent one message expresses his condolences to his friends, students and followers and praises him as a scholar.
“I received the news of the death of the divine scholar and monotheistic Salek [holy traveler], Ayatollah Hassanzadeh Amoli, peace be upon him. This learned cleric and polymath was one of the extraordinary and prominent personalities, few of whom in any era have captivated the eyes and hearts of the staff while refining their knowledge, wisdom, intellect and heart, ”said the guide in his message.
“His writings and works were, God willing, a rich source for those interested in wisdom and subtleties.”
Amol Governorate announced a week of local mourning for the death of Allameh Hassanzadeh.