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language of expression: Persian
occupation: philosopher, writer, Akhoond, theologian, politician
position held: grand ayatollah
Morteza Motahhari (Persian: مرتضی مطهری, also Romanized as “Mortezā Motahharī”; February 3, 1920 – May 1, 1979) was an Iranian cleric, philosopher, lecturer. Motahhari is considered to have an important influence on the ideologies of the Islamic Republic, among others. He was a co-founder of Hosseiniye Ershad and the Combatant Clergy Association (Jāme'e-ye Rowhāniyat-e Mobārez). He was a disciple of Ruhollah Khomeini during the Shah's reign and formed the Council of the Islamic Revolution at Khomeini's request. He was chairman of the council at the time of his assassination.
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