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Ayatullah Khamenei, the Grand Leader:

“To me, one way of deepening our youth’s knowledge of the Qur’an is to have recourse to the writings of Martyr Mutahhari and the sapience of such contemporary eminent scholars as Mr. Misbah and others who are well acquainted with the intellectual foundations of Islam. You can also make them more accessible by simplifying and popularizing them.

* In a meeting of some young memorizers and reciters of the Holy Qur’an with his eminence, June 26, 2001.


`Allamah Tabataba'i–as narrated by Hujjat al-Islam Asqar Murvarid:

"From among my students, Misbah is comparable to a fig because not morsel of it is discarded."


[Ayatullah Ruhollah] Khomeini was a member of the School of Qom, based on the college in that city, which also produced Muhammad Hossein Tabataba’i, Murtaza Mutahheri and Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi, all of whom have directed their influential thought at confronting the challenge to Islamic philosophy coming from the West. It should not be thought that this is an essentially reactionary strategy, however; Misbah has encouraged many of his students to study in the West and to take seriously scientific and logical thought as practiced in the West. Also, although much of Misbah’s work has been on Mulla Sadra, he has been far from uncritical of the latter. In particular, he criticizes the notion of prime matter, which Mulla Sadra (§§1-2) identifies as the pure potentiality for existents. He questions the principle that a potentiality for existents exists prior to existents themselves; after all, there is nothing but existents. Misbah argues further that many relations are not truly essences. For example, in the mind-dependent realm, we may ascribe ‘below’ as a relation between a table and book, but this subject-directed ascription does not imply that below is an essence in the actual world.
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Version 1.0, London: Routledge (Under the Heading, "Islamic Philosophy, Modern.")

Imam Khomeini Institute for Education and Research, Jomhuri Islami boulvard, Amin boulvard, Qom, the Islamic Republic of Iran
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