Iran’s Ayatollah Ata’ollah Ashrafi Esfahani: An Irreplaceable Light Martyred By The MEK 36 Years Ago Today

by Jonathan Azaziah

When a nation is taught by giants, its only destiny is to tower over its enemies. Iran, in the age of Imam Khomeini’s (R.A.) Islamic Revolution, is such a nation. And Ayatollah Ata’ollah Ashrafi Esfahani (R.A.) was such a giant. Martyred on this day 36 years ago at the elderly age of 80 by MEK terrorists, Esfahani possessed an intellect rarely seen before or since, a love of Islam rivaled only by Sayyed Ruhollah (R.A.) himself and a commitment to not merely resisting Dajjal but prevailing over it and leaving its corrupt, degenerate, hegemonic system in the dust–qualities that inspired generations on top of generations.

It is said that the blood of Abou Zar al-Ghiffari (R.A.) flowed through his ancestors who came to Kermanshah–where he made his home–from Bilad al-Sham’s Jabal Amel, the land that wrote the book on mouqawamah and mumana’a. He was one of the first–if not **THE** first–to call for Imam Khomeini (R.A.) to be made Grand Marja’ in the wake of Ayatollah Sayyed Hossein Borujerdi’s death. Esfahani always said that nobody could be compared to Khomeini (R.A.) and the Imam referred to Esfahani as the “base” and the “spine” of the revolutionary movement in Kermanshah. Continue reading Iran’s Ayatollah Ata’ollah Ashrafi Esfahani: An Irreplaceable Light Martyred By The MEK 36 Years Ago Today