Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi offers condolences demise of Bahraini Shia cleric

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SHAFAQNA – Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi has offered his condolences on the demise of Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Jawad al-Wida‘i, a prominent Shi’a Muslim cleric was one of the most prominent leaders of the Bahraini revolution.

Hujjat al-Islam al-Wida’i, who passed away at the age of 93 on Monday, was hospitalized last Friday after his health deteriorated.

The Shi’a cleric was known as a popular leader who fought for human rights in Bahrain. He was an outspoken critic of the al-Khalifah regime and signed many anti-regime statements made public by other renowned Bahraini clerics and activists.

Ayatollah Makarem’s message is as follows:

This great scholar worked closely with other prominent Bahraini scholars to restore the inalienable rights of the Bahraini people and his efforts in this regard can never be forgotten.

I wish to express my sincerest condolences on the occasion of the demise of the great scholar, the late Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Jawad al-Wida’i.

This great scholar worked closely with other great Bahraini scholars to restore the inalienable rights of the Bahraini people and his efforts in this regard can never be forgotten. Once again, I extend my most heartfelt condolences to his family, all Bahraini scholars, and the Bahraini Shi’as. May God bestow patience upon all and grant us all His greatest recompense for this loss.

Naser Makarem-Shirazi
March 28, 2016

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