Sug-Name-ye Faqih-e Pakbaz (A Tribute of the Virtuous Theologian Ayatollah Montazeri)
Ayatollah HosseinAli Montazeri NajafAbadi (1922-2009) was one of the first ranking Shi’ite authorities (marja’ al-taqlid) between 1983 and 2009. Montazeri was the second figure of 1979 Revolution in Iran, the vice leader of Islamic Republic of Iran who was elected by the Assembly of Experts of Leadership in July 1985, and was suspended from office by Ayatollah Khomeini in May 1989 (100 days before his death). He was the most influential dissident of Islamic Republic of Iran between 1989 and 2009. Montazeri tried to purify the Islamic republic from religious dictatorship. Although he was under pressure from a bombardment of insults and threats from the state media for two decades, his funeral gathered a large population of people, one of the largest gatherings in support of a dissident religious authority. The book is the collection of the auther's papers, speeches and interviews in the first four years after he passed away.