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[The newspaper:] Roshanfekr

[Date:] 2 Esfand 1337, [21 February 1959]

[Issue No:] 185


A Religious Jurist Who Knew French and English, and Spend a Whole Lifetime in Combat


A Mujtahid who knew foreign languages


Last week on Tuesday, Hajji Seyyed Noureddin Hosein Hashemi, the first Iranian Religious Jurist who spoke and wrote French and English, died in Shiraz.


The late Seyyed Noureddin became qualified to be jurist at the age of 18, and his jurist levels were confirmed by Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Kazem Tabatabai, Ayatollah Shariat, Ayatollah Mirza Mohammad Taghi Shirazi.


... At the beginning of the regime of Dr. Mosaddegh, he strongly opposed the expansion of Ayatollah Kashani influence in Shiraz and clashed with his supporters.


The last incident, which resulted in his exile, was the attack of the party [his followers] on the Haziratu’l-Quds[1], and the clashes between his followers and the law enforcement agents.


After this incident he was exiled to Tehran and …





[1] [A Baha’i term for Baha’i Centre]