In a message on Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei described Allameh Ameli as a diligent religious scholar and commended his prolific works on the early history of Islam.
The Leader expressed condolences to the scholar’s bereaved family and the scholars community in Lebanon and wished God’s mercy and forgiveness for him.
The senior scholar died in Lebanon on Saturday.
Born in Jabal Amel region in Lebanon, Allameh Sayyed Jafar Mortadha pursued his religious studies in the holy cities of Najaf, Iraq, and Qom in Iran.
He also spent over two decades teaching and conducting research in Islamic sciences in the Qom Seminary.
As many as 20 books by the Lebanese scholar have been published, the most famous one being the 35-volume “Seerat Javdaneh” (the everlasting Seerah).
Allameh Sayyed Jafar Mortadha was honored a few years ago for his scholarly endeavors on the sidelines of a conference titled “Diplomacy of Just Peace in Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) Seerah”.
He was a teacher in Qom until the age of 50 when he returned to Lebanon and established a seminary there named after Imam Ali (AS).