Mohammad Yazdi

Mohammad Yazdi
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Chairman of the Assembly of Experts
In office
10 March 2015 – 23 May 2016
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
Preceded by Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
Succeeded by Ahmad Jannati
Member of the Assembly of Experts
In office
21 February 1991 – 23 May 2016
Constituency Tehran Province
Majority 970,192 (4th assembly)
Chief Justice of Iran
In office
30 June 1989 – 30 June 1999
Appointed by Ali Khamenei
Preceded by Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili
Succeeded by Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 1984 – 27 May 1988
Constituency Tehran, Rey and Shemiranat
Majority 156,049 (93.1%)
In office
28 May 1980 – 27 May 1984
Constituency Qom
Majority 129,678 (83.1%)
Member of Assembly of Experts for the Constitution
In office
19 August 1979 – 15 November 1979
Constituency Bakhtaran Province
Majority 101,735 (46%)
Personal details
Born (1931-07-02) July 2, 1931 (age 86)
Isfahan, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Combatant Clergy Association
Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom
Other political
Islamic Republican Party

Mohammad Yazdi ( Persian: محمد یزدی‎, born 2 July 1931) [1] is an Iranian cleric who served as the head of Judiciary System of Iran between 1989 and 1999. In 2015, he was elected to lead Iran's Assembly of Experts, defeating Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president, by a vote count of 47 to 24. [2]

Early life

Mohammad Yazdi was born in 1931 to a religious family at Isfahan. Sheikh Ali Yazdi, his father, was a student of Sheikh Abdul Karim Haeri and at one of the Isfahan mosques as chief mullah for Friday prayers and ceremonies investigated the people problems. [3]


At the first, Ayatollah Yazdi learned Persian language from his father and then went to Maktab. Also he departed to newly founded school to continue his educational. When he went to Qom, he resided at the Feyziyeh School and learned religious courses from scholars such as Mohammad Ali Araki, Ayatollah Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Amoli, Ayatollah Shahroudi, Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi and Imam Khomeini. [3]

Other Languages
العربية: محمد يزدي
български: Мохамед Язди
فارسی: محمد یزدی
français: Mohammad Yazdi