“One of the important works of Ayatollah Mohammad Hossein Tabatabai in the midst of the invasion of imported and foreign ideas was intellectual jihad and the formation of a strong intellectual base with an aggressive structure,” the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with organizers of the International Congress in Honor of “Ayatollah Allameh Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Tabatabai.

Principles of Philosophy and the Method of Realism and Tafsir al-Mizan, written by Allameh Tabatabai, are examples of this scientific jihad, the Leader said.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution considered the second outstanding feature of Allamah to be the practice of moral teachings instead of just presenting moral content.

Allameh Tabatabaei, despite all his scientific aspects, was a soft-spoken, humble, warm, charming, and eloquent person in friendly and public interactions, he said.

Allameh Tabatabai was not as well known during his lifetime as he is now, and thanks to his sincerity, Allameh Tabatabai’s character and works will be known more day by day in the country and the world, the Leader added.

Ayatollah Allameh Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Tabatabai was an Iranian scholar, cleric, and philosopher, one of the most prominent thinkers in modern Shia Islam.