0602 GMT February 18, 2019
As the initiator of the unity, Mofatteh attended the Islamic Seminary in Qom and studied philosophy at university. In 1969, he became a professor at University of Tehran and at the same time he also taught divine law and principles of philosophy at Qom seminary.
The cleric is known for his political activities and protests against the former monarchical regime which resulted in his exile and imprisonment for several years.
Mofatteh has many books to his credit, including the translation of 'Tafsir Kabir Majmaolbayan', 'The Way of Thought' and 'Outcomes of Imperialism'.