23 February 2019 - 00:39
News ID: 443575
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Rasa – The member of the office of the late Ayatollah Momen has announced the plans for ‎the funeral, burial and memorial ceremony of this member of the Guardian Council who ‎passed away on Thursday.‎

RNA – In an exclusive interview with the correspondent of Rasa News Agency, a member of ‎Ayatollah Mohammad Momen’s office described the funeral and burial plans for this ‎jurisprudent member of Iran’s Guardian Council.‎
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He said the funeral procession for Ayatollah Momen will begin on Saturday, February 23rd at ‎Imam Hasan al-Askari Mosque in Qom at 10:00 am and then the body of His Eminence and ‎the mourners will move toward the Holy Shrine of Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah where he will ‎be buried. ‎

This member of Ayatollah Momen’s office stated, “Ayatollah Sayyed Musa Shobeyri-Zanjani, ‎one of the sources of emulation, will lead the funeral prayers and the body of this mujahid ‎scholar will be buried near the resting place of Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah.”‎

He also announced that a memorial ceremony will be held by the Supreme Leader of the ‎Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday evening, and noted, “This ‎ceremony will be commemorated on Saturday night by the Supreme Leader, with the ‎presence of the sources of emulation, scholars and prominent figures in Qom’s al-Adham ‎‎(Grand) Mosque.”‎

Ayatollah Momen passed away at the age of 81 in a hospital in Tehran on Thursday, ‎February 21st after spending the past two months battling with brain hemorrhage and ‎respiratory problems.‎

An influential member of the Guardian Council, he was first appointed to the position by late ‎founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeyni in 1984 and continued to serve in that ‎capacity after Ayatollah Khamenei extended his assignment in 2014.‎

The late cleric also served as a member of the Assembly of Experts after being elected ‎during all of the governmental body’s five elections so far. He also served as the deputy ‎head of the council from 2008 to 2011.‎

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