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Iraqi Shia Scholars Pay Tribute to Late Aatollah Hashemi Shahroudi+Photos

A ceremony was held in Najaf Seminary School of theology on Saturday to commemorate the late Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi who passed away on Monday.

Great Shia marja, scholars, theologians, and politicians attended the ceremony which was held in the Iraqi city to commemorate the late Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, who passed away at the age of 70 after a long-lasting disease.

Muhammad Baqir and Muhammad Reza al-Sistani

Among the prominent figures attending the ceremony were Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Is’haq al-Fayadh, one of the most senior Iraqi Shi’a marja, Ayatollah Sayyid Mojtaba Hosseini, a member of the Assembly of Experts and Leader’s representative in Iraq, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, a senior Iraqi cleric and politician, Sheikh Qais Al-Khazali, general-secretary of al-Nojaba Movement, Sheikh Hussein Al-Dihi, the deputy secretary general of Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq Association, Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sistani and Sayyid Muhammad Reza al-Sistani, two sons of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani, Sayyid Ali Khomeini, grandson of Imam Khomeini, and Sheikh Abdullah Al-Daghagh, the director of Bahrainis Seminary in Iranian holy city of Qom.

On Dec. 27, a high-level Iraqi delegation, comprised of representatives of the Iraqi president, prime minister and the speaker of the Iraqi Parliament as well as the head of the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq visited Tehran to attend a ceremony to commemorate Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi.

Many Iraqi politicians, including former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and Iraqi political parties, as well as different religious leaders such as Grand Ayatollah Sistani, have already offered their condolences on the demise of senior Iranian cleric, who was born in Najaf.

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