Dr. Yahya Alavi Bonaud, a virtuous thinker and a French member of the Ahlul-Bayt World Assembly ,was much fascinated by the late Imam Khomeini, which opened new doors of mysticism to him, making him a struggling man who worked for the sake of God instead of being engaged in monasticism and passivity.

In late August, the end of his exploratory life and the final destination of his search for the truth was such determined that he passed away in an accident at the beginning of a missionary trip to Africa on the threshold of the month of Muharram to promote the name and message of Imam Hussein (PBUH).

Thus, he was an immigrant towards Almighty God and His Messenger, and his truth-seeking spirit rested in peace.

Undoubtedly, his enduring works in various fields of Quranic sciences, philosophy and mysticism - in particular his translation of the Holy Quran into French - are among the righteous deeds, the benefits of which he will enjoy forever.

At the time, Ayatollah Ramezani issued message of condolences on passing of Dr. Yahya Alavi Bonaud by saying. as following:

And whoever leaves his home migrating toward Allah and His Messenger, and is then overtaken by death, his reward shall certainly fall on Allah, and Allah is all-forgiving, all-merciful. [the Holy Quran]

The sudden death of Dr. Yahya Alavi Bonaud, a virtuous thinker and a French member of the Ahlul-Bayt World Assembly caused great regret and deep sorrow in our hearts.

In his adventurous life, the late Dr. Bonaud was a perfect example of a truth-seeking man, crossing various religious and geographical boundaries to gain knowledge.

He found the school of Ahlul-Bayt (a.s.) as the most ideal path he was looking for; therefore, for long years he struggled hard in the field of study and research to acquire the enlightening teachings of the Ahlul-Bayt school of thought.

On behalf of all members of the Ahlul-Bayt World Assembly, I offer my heartfelt condolences on this irreparable loss to Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him), and then to the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei, Shiite scholars, academic figures, his pupils, colleagues, lovers, and family members.

I beseech Almighty God to elevate his status in the hereafter and bestow patience and abundant rewards upon his close relatives.


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