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

(Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return)

Honorable Hujjatul-Islam Sayyid ‘Alla al-Hashimi al-Shahroudi (may Allah continue his successes)

As-Salam ‘Alaykum wa-Rahmatullahi wa-Barakatuh

We received, with pain and sorrow, news of the passing of your honorable father, His Eminence Ayatullah Sayyid Mahmoud al-Hashimi al-Shahroudi (may Allah grant him a blessed final abode).

During this difficult time, we offer our deepest condolences to you, and indeed, to all the respected associates of the late Eminence, the members of the Islamic Seminary in the sacred city of Qom, and all those who loved the dignified departed, and now pray for him. We ask Allah to raise him in the company of his purified forefathers and succor his family with patience and great reward.

“There is no might nor power except in Allah, the Most High, the Most Great.”

18 Rabi al-Thani, 1440AH

Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani