In a message to Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani’s son, Ayatollah Sistani offered condolences to the family and devotees of the senior scholar.
He also prayed God to elevate his status and to grant patience and fortitude to the bereaved family.
Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani, who had been hospitalized in Qom, passed away on Tuesday.
He studied Islamic sciences in the holy city of Qom with scholars like Ayatollah Mostafa Etemadi, Ayatollah Mohammad Mojahed Tabrizi and Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Baqer Soltani Tabatabaei and then prominent Faqihs like Grand Ayatollah Boroujerdi, Imam Khomeini, Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Mohaqeq Damad and Ayatollah Morteza Haeri Yazdi.
Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani soon became a scholar himself, teaching Islamic sciences at the Qom Seminary.
He also wrote many books in Fiqh and other Islamic fields.
Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani supported the Islamic Revolution, taking part in rallies against the Pahlavi regime.
He also supported the Islamic Republic that was established after the victory of the revolution.