RNA – On July 31st, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the secretary-general of the Guardian Council, offered his condolences on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Muhammad ibn Ali al-Jawad and said, “We are on the eve of the month of Dhil-Hijjah, the month which contains the best festivals, including the festivals of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Ghadir and the Day of Arafah and I hope everyone will enjoy this month’s spiritual virtues.”
He added, “July 30th was the death anniversary of Ayatollah Meshkini, a jurisprudent who was truly a scholar, a practitioner, a man who lived simply and always a true follower of the school of thought of the late Imam Khomeyni and Ayatollah Khamenei.”
Ayatollah Ali Meshkini [December 2, 1921 – July 30th, 2007] was the chairman of the Assembly of Experts and a member the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom. He was the author of many books on Islamic jurisprudence and general issues of Islam.
In conclusion, Ayatollah Jannati stated that the Ahl al-Bayt and their followers have been oppressed throughout history and pointed to the crimes perpetrated by Saudi Arabia in Yemen and noted, “Today, the oppressed people of Yemen have been subjected to oppression and crimes by the Saudi rulers, who must end this war as soon as possible and allow independent international bodies to investigate the crimes of the Saudis.”