Ayatollah Sistani offers condolences to family of Ayatollah Khazali

SHAFAQNA - Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani has issued a message of condolences on the recent death of the renowned Iranian revolutionary and scholar, Ayatollah Abol-Ghasem Khazali-Boroujerdi. 

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani has issued a message of condolences on the passing of Ayatollah Abol-Ghasem Khazali-Boroujerdi, who passed away on September 16 at the age of 90. 

The text of the letter is as follows: 

In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful 

To the family of the late Ayatollah Khazali: 

May God’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you, 

The news of the passing of the wise scholar, Ayatollah Haj Shaykh Abol-Qasem Khazali, has brought great pain and sorrow. 

I knew His Eminence from a young age and was aware of his holiness, piety, sincerity and other praiseworthy virtues. 

I hereby offer my deepest condolences to his loved ones and to all the devotees of the deceased on this great loss. I pray to God Almighty that He grant him the highest rank and grant all his survivors much patience, beauty and rewards. 

There is no might nor power except in God. 

Sayyid Ali al-Sistani 
September 16, 2015 

Ayatollah Khazali was the secretary general of the Ghadir International Foundation, a member of the Assembly of Experts, a former member of the Guardian Council, and a prominent teacher in the Islamic Seminary of Qom.

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