In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Dear Believers in the United States,

May peace be upon you, and the mercy and blessings of God.

Below, please find the English translation of an urgent statement that was issued from the Najaf Office of His Eminence, Sayyid al-Sistani, in response to a question regarding the numerous false Social Media accounts that are currently being circulated on the internet as the official accounts of H.E. Sayyid al-Sistani. The original statement in Arabic is also included below.

The English translation of this statement is as follows:

In the Name of God, the Glorified

To the office of His Eminence, the Supreme Religious Authority, Grand Ayatullah, Imam Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani, may God prolong his life, May peace be upon you, and the mercy of God, as well as His blessings.

Recently, some accounts have been opened on social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) claiming they represent the office of Sayyid al-Sistani, may God protect him. Does the office of His Eminence really sponsor these accounts? Do you use any means of communication other than the website of the office of His Eminence?

A Group of Believers


In the Name of God, the Glorified

The office of His Eminence, may God prolong his life, is not associated with any of the aforementioned accounts. The only means of communication the office uses is the official website:

The Office of Sayyid al-Sistani
4 Sha’ban, 1437 A.H.