Bahrain’s scholars call for supplication sessions for Sheikh Isa Qassim’s health

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SHAFAQNA – Bahrain’s religious scholars or the Ulama called on Bahrainis to take part in supplication sessions for the health of Sheikh Isa Qassim.

The Ulama asked that the gatherings be organized in a number of locations including mosques and privet homes.

Sheikh Qassim, Bahrain’s highest religious authority, was transferred to hospital on Monday more than a week after being diagnosed with an abdominal hernia.

Manama revoked his citizenship last summer and he has lived under ‘siege’ in Bahrain’s northwestern village of Diraz ever since.

The 80-year old cleric is a leading voice in Bahrain’s pro-democracy movement, demanding political and social reforms in Bahrain.

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