Prominent Iraqi Shia cleric, Muhammad Saeed Al-Hakim, passes away

Prominent Iraqi Shia cleric, Muhammad Saeed Al-Hakim, passes away

Prominent Iraqi Shia Marja Muhammad Saeed Al-Hakim has passed away after a sudden cardiac arrest, officials in the city of Najaf announced on Friday. He was 87.

AhlulBayt News Agency: Prominent Iraqi Shia Marja Muhammad Saeed Al-Hakim has passed away after a sudden cardiac arrest, officials in the city of Najaf announced on Friday. He was 87.

Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Saeed al-Hakim was a contemporary Shia Marja and one of the most prominent religious figures in Najaf. His father was Ayatollah Muhammad Ali al-Hakim.

He was a student of and nephew to the late Marja Muhsin al-Hakim.

The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein detained Muhammad Saeed al-Hakim in 1983 and imprisoned him until 1991. The influential Marja has dozens of fatwas and books on religious jurisprudence.

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