In a message released on Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei said he received the news of the demise of Hakimi with great sadness and regret.
The Leader described Hakimi as an innovative thinker, inclusive scholar and justice-seeking Islamologue, and said he spent his life in serving the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah.
Ayatollah Khamenei offered condolences to the family of the scholar and his friends and prayed God to bestow His mercy and blessings on him.
Hakimi died of a heart attack at the age of 86 on Sunday.
He has authored many works in the fields of Quranic sciences, Islamic thought, and Fiqh.
Hakimi, who was also a philosopher, author and Shia mujtahid (a person accepted as an original authority on Islamic law), died at the age of 86 on Sunday.
He has authored many works in the fields of Qur’anic studies, Islamic thought, and Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence).
He learned much from Abolhassan Hafezian and Sheikh Mojtaba Qazvini.
In 1969, Hakimi received permission for ijtihad (in Islamic law, the independent or original interpretation of problems not precisely covered by the Qur’an, hadith, and ijma, scholarly consensus) from Grand Ayatollah Sheikh Mohammad Mohsen Razi, also known as Aqa Bozorg Tehrani.
Hakimi will be laid to rest in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad, in Khorasan Razavi Province