- Mahmoud Taleghani was an Iranian theologian, Muslim reformer, democracy advocate and a senior Shi'a cleric of Iran. Taleghani was a contemporary of the Iranian Revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and a leader in his own right of the movement against Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Imam Khomeini (RA): Ayatollah Taleqani had different features and characters. He was Sayyed, he was wise man, he was thoughtful man and all the time thought about people. Ayatollah Taleqani was a responsible man. He stood against the Pahlavi regime ... he thought directly and acted directly .... he was a useful man for the nation and walked in the path of Islam.
Imam Khamenei: I remembered Ayatollah Taleqani since his spritual personality. He was a brave, Mujahid and compassionate man. He was interested in the unity of the Muslim people. We find these features in his character. We respected to his character, personality and his name. He really was a perfect man. He always thought about religion he had an active role before and after the Islamic Revolution for 40 years.
Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani: Ayatollah Taleqani's wodrs and speeches had an possitive effects on the people and the Islamic demonstrators. His presence gave our battles validity. The community impressed by his speeches and words. He was the symbol of resistance and perseverance.
Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Hussain Beheshti: Ayatollah Taleqani had a great and effective role in our society. It is really hard to believe that we have not him forever. It was really hard for us to find a man like Ayatollah Taleqani with those specific characters. He was one of the most prominent characters who walked through the path of Islam. We all are walking in the path of islam but Ayatollah Taleqani was one of the most prominent and effective one.