Ayatollah Fateminia, Iranian Shiite cleric, professor of Islamic ethics, orator, Islamic historian and bibliographer passed away at the age of 76 on Monday morning after a long struggle with illness.
Ayatollah Fateminia was born in 1946 in Tabriz, Iran. As a child, he learned religious and scientific lessons from his father, Ayatollah Seyyed Ismail Asfiaei Shendabadi. Then, for about 30 years, he studied under Allameh Mostafavi, one of Ali Qazi Tabatabai's students, and was educated by him. At the same time, he pursued his Islamic seminary education. He researched Arabic poetry, hadith, ethics and mysticism.