09 August 2019 - 08:53
News ID: 446448
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The Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom has ‎issued a message of condolences to the ‎death of Ayatollah Mohammad-Asef Mohseni, the head of the Council of Shi’ah Scholars of ‎Afghanistan.‎

RNA – The Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom ‎issued a message of condolences on the ‎death of Grand Ayatollah Mohammad-Asef Mohseni, the head of the Council of Shi’ah ‎Scholars of Afghanistan.‎

Ayatollah Mohseni passed away due to an illness in ‎‎‎Kabul on Monday, August 5th.‎

His Eminence was born in 1935 in the southern Afghan province of Qandahar and was widely ‎‎considered to be the most powerful cleric among the Shi’ahs in Afghanistan.‎

He ‎was the founder of the Islamic Movement of Afghanistan and was one of ‎the most ‎prominent figures in the Afghan resistance against the Soviet occupation.‎ ‎

The message is as follows:‎

In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful ‎
‎“Indeed we belong to God and to Him do we indeed return” [Holy Quran 2:156]‎

The announcement of the passing of Ayatollah Shaykh Mohammad-Asef Mohseni, the head ‎of the Council of Shi’ah Scholars of Afghanistan‎ and a member of the Supreme Council of the ‎Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly, has led to great sorrow and pain.‎
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This combatant scholar was a proponent of the idea of Islamic unity and the approximation ‎of Islamic schools of thought and had numerous and varied religious roles in his academic ‎and political life in Afghanistan. The establishment of seminaries, a university, the ‎compilation of enduring works in rijal, theology, jurisprudence and hadith science and striving ‎to promote pure Islamic thought as well as efforts to formalize the Shi’ah school of thought ‎in Afghanistan were some of the many endeavours of this prominent scholar.‎
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The Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom offers its condolences on the demise of this ‎scholar to Hadhrat Baqiyatullah [Imam al-Mahdi], the Supreme Leader of the Islamic ‎Revolution [Ayatollah Khamenei], the revered sources of emulation, the Islamic Seminaries, ‎the people and scholars of Afghanistan and his noble family and prayed for divine happiness, ‎mercy and forgiveness for this late scholar and patience and reward for those remain from ‎God Almighty.‎

May the peace, mercy and blessings of God be with you,‎
Mohammad Yazdi ‎
Head of the Supreme Council of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom ‎

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