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Ayatollah Fazeli has Been Selected as the Marja of Afghanistan Shias

The head of the public relations of Ayatollah Mohaqiq Kabuli`s office said, “After the demise of Ayatollah Mohaqiq Kabuli, his eminent disciple – Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir Fazeli has been selected as the Marja of the Shias of Afghanistan.”

As Ijtihad reported, Hasan Jan Ahmadi in a press conference held on Tuesday about the ceremony of the 40th day of the demise of Ayatollah Mohaqiq Kabuli, announced: “Ayatollah Khuie had given the title of ((Pillar of Islam[1])) to Ayatollah Mohaqiq Kabuli, which shows the pre-eminent position this religious scholar. Ayatollah Mohaqiq Kabuli had taught the advanced seminary courses (Dars Kharij) for 18 years in Najaf Seminary, 7 years in Kabul Seminary and 40 years in Qom Seminary which is exceptional in the history of Shia world. He went from Najaf to Afghanistan in 1972 then, he came to Iran in 1978 and until 1991 when the revolution of Afghanistan occurred he played an important role.”

The head of public relations of Ayatollah Mohaqiq Kabuli`s office stated, “This Marja played an influential role leading the revolution and civil uprising of Afghans. After this successful revolution, he revived the Friday Prayers which has not been performed for a long period of time in Afghanistan.” He added, “Ayatollah Mohaqiq Kabuli engaged in answering his followers` questions regarding the religion. In addition, he served many Afghan refugees.”

Ahmadi said, “Ayatollah Kabuli ran the advanced seminary course in Qom and from 1993he became the religious leader of Afghan people. He also took influential positions on political affairs. His path will continue and after the demise of this Marja, Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir Fazeli, who is one of the eminent disciples of Ayatollah Kabuli, has been selected as the Marja of the Shias of Afghanistan.”

He added, “Ayatollah Kabuli`s funeral ceremony had been conducted very well and with magnificence. This is the manifestation of his high position. Some Iranians had attended the funeral ceremony and we are grateful for their presence.”

The head of the of the public relations of Ayatollah Mohaqiq Kabuli`s office said, “The ceremony of fortieth day of the demise of Ayatollah Mohaqiq Kabuli will be held on Thursday (July, 18th)in commemoration of his efforts and Hojatul Islam Sadeqi Zade, the representative of Ayatollah Kabuli in European countries, will deliver a speech.

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[1]Rokn al-Islam

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