RNA – Speaking at a press conference marking the fortieth day after the death of Ayatollah Qorban-Ali Mohaqqeq-Kabuli at Rasa News Agency, Hujjat al-Islam Hasan-Jan Ahmadi said, “The death of Ayatollah Mohaqqeq-Kabuli is a irreparable loss which has been inflicted on the seminaries and the people of Afghanistan.”
A commemoration ceremony will held on Thursday night [July 18th] at Qom’s Grand Mosque.
The public relations officer at the office of Ayatollah Mohaqqeq-Kabuli in Qom said, “Ayatollah Ayatollah Mohaqqeq-Kabuli received the title of ‘Rukn al-Islam’ [Pillar of Islam] from his teacher Ayatollah Khoei and has been studying and teaching in the seminary for more than 50 years. He taught Dars al-Kharij [graduate-level classes] for 35 years in the Islamic Seminary of Qom.”
Referring to Ayatollah Mohaqqeq-Kabuli’s jihadi activities, he stated, “He played a brilliant role on the battlefronts in Afghanistan, in organizing the battlefronts and in the victory of the revolution. It can be said that Ayatollah Mohaqqeq-Kabuli was the reviver of Friday prayers in Afghanistan as through him, three great Friday prayers were held in Afghanistan – in the cities of Herat, Bamyan, Balkh and Ghazni. Also, 21 seminaries, husayniyahs and mosques were built in different parts of Afghanistan through him.”
Hujjat al-Islam Ahmadi added, “Ayatollah Mohaqqeq-Kabuli provided assistance for most of the 300 Shi’ah seminaries in Afghanistan. In 1993, his office began activities in four countries – Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Iran. In the arena of resolving legal litigation, he responded to the problems of litigants and dealt with refugee affairs of Afghan citizens such that someone from one of the government ministries of Afghanistan considered the services provided by Ayatollah Mohaqqeq-Kabuli as equivalent to those of the government ministries.”
His Eminence said that Ayatollah Mohaqqeq-Kabuli had been the religious leader of the Muslim people of Afghanistan since 1993 and said, “On various occasions, terrorist incidents and the drafting of the constitution, he sent letters and messages to the government and the parliament with important feedback and these letters and feedback were due to the his position as a source of emulation.”
He emphasized that Ayatollah Mohaqqeq-Kabuli had an important position among the politicians in Afghanistan and stated, “Afghanistan hasn’t been under the control of the Shi’ahs but everyone listened to his messages. During his trips to Afghanistan, the president and members of parliament came to him and there was no delegation from Afghanistan to Iran where they didn’t meet with him.”
Hujjat al-Islam Ahmadi added, “Ayatollah Mohaqqeq-Kabuli had meetings and discussions with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Khamenei] since the time of jihad [Soviet-Afghan War] and Ayatollah Mohaqqeq-Kabuli loved the Supreme Leader and the Supreme Leader also respected him. We thank the Supreme Leader for his special favours. With his wise statement, he consoled the Afghan people.”
He continued, “The presence of Afghan immigrants and citizens of Qom in the funeral of Ayatollah Mohaqqeq-Kabuli was accompanied by various messages, such as the acceptance of the message of the Supreme Leader and the friendship between the people of Iran and Afghanistan.”
Ayatollah Mohaqqeq-Kabuli was an Afghan source of emulation. He was born in the village of Turkman in Parwan province, northwest of Kabul. He was an ethnic Hazara. He passed away on June 11, 2019 at the age of 91.
Rasa News Agency