Ayatollah Hajj Sheikh Mehdi Asefi Passed Away

SHAFAQNA - “Ayatollah Hajj Sheikh Mehdi Asefi”, a member of the Supreme Council of the Ahlulbayt (AS) World Assembly and a representative of Iran’s supreme leader in Iraq, died today on age 78 after suffering various diseases.

The statement of his office is as follows:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of longtime companion of Imam Khomeini (RA) and representative of Iran’s supreme leader in Iraq, Ayatollah Hajj Sheikh Mehdi Asefi, to the Iranian nation, especially the scholars and seminaries of the Islamic world.”

His funeral ceremony will be held tomorrow (June 5, 2015) in Qom and after that his body will be transferred to Najaf for burial.

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