Shaheed Mutahiri throughout his life emphasized up reading rather than writing.
After his assassination people started to gather his speeches and lectures, and they formed books for the enlightenment of people. In total there are 60 books published under the banner of Shaheed Mutahiri. He had written approximately 30 books and the rest are compiled versions of his speeches and lectures. He led a simple life, with no proper luxuries. And he is considered to be an important person who participated in bringing the Islamic revolution and dismantling the power of Shah.
Murtaza Mutahiri opposed what he called groups who "depend on other schools, especially materialistic schools" but who present these "foreign ideas with Islamic emblems".
In a June 1977 article he wrote to warn "all great Islamic authorities" of the danger of "these external influential ideas under the pretext and banner of Islam." It is thought he was referring to the Mujihidin Khalq terrorists in Islamic Iran and the Furqan Group (Guruh-i Furqan).
On May 1, 1979 Murtaza Mutahiri was martyred by gunshot by a member of the Furqan Group after he had left a late meeting at the house of Yadullah sahabi.
Ordibehesht 12 (1 or 2 May), the persian date on which Morteza Motahhari was assassinated, is commemorated as "Teachers Day" by revolutionaries world wide .
Shaheed Murtaza Mutahiri is the father in law of Iran's former secretary of National Security Council Ali Larijani.
It was by Shaheed Motahhari's advice that Larijani switched from Computer Science to western philosophy for graduate school.
In honor of Murtaza Mutahiri, a major street in Tehran (Takhte Tavoos) was named after him upon his martyrdom shortly after the Islamic revolution in 1979.
Shaheed Murtaza Mutahiri Street connects Sohrevardi Street and Vali Asr Street, two major streets in Tehran.
His whole life is an example for us to live according to the principles of Islam. His works for the betterment of Islamic revolution are shining bright as sun, he is an exemplary person for all of us. And we should act according to the teachings of Shaheed, so that we can get successful in the world and hereafter.
Contributed by Farzand-e-Shaheed Rizvi.