Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani
The latest news and views about Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, commonly known as Ayatollah Sistani, the top Iraqi Shiite cleric
Iraq’s top Shia authority slams Peshawar mosque bombing
Iraq’s top Shia authority Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani has issued a statement following the Friday bombing in a mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar that killed a number of Shia Muslim worshippers.
Ayatollah Sistani: Pig kidney transplant permissible
Iraq's most prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani has declared that human patients can receive kidney transplants from pigs.
Ayatollah Sistani bans purchasing from firms supporting Israel
Iraq’s top Shia authority Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani has issued a fatwa banning Muslims from doing business with companies that support the Israeli regime. Ayatollah Sistani issued the fatwa, which is a religiously binding edict, in response to a question about buying stuff from stores which give part of their profits to Israel.
Iran’s President Lauds Ayatollah Sistani’s Vital Role after Controversy
President Hassan Rouhani has admired senior Iraqi Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani for his major role in creating stability and security in Iraq.
Iraq’s Top Cleric Rejects Trump’s ‘Unjust’ Plan for Palestine
Iraq's prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has condemned US President Donald Trump’s so-called deal of the century on the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stating that the “unjust” initiative seeks to legitimize further occupation of Palestinian territories by the Israeli regime.
Ayatollah Sistani Condoles with Iran Leader on Loss of General Soleimani
Iraq's top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has extended condolences to Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on the martyrdom of top Iranian commander General Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated in an American drone strike in Iraq.
Iraqi PM Vows to Resign after Top Cleric’s Call
Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi says he will submit his resignation to the country's parliament following a day of intense bloodshed and in response to a call for a change of leadership by the country’s top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
Iraq Government Hails Top Shiite Cleric’s Stand on Kurdistan Referendum
The office of Iraq’s prime minister and also the head of the country’s National Wisdom Stream hailed top Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s opposition to the semi-autonomous Kurdish region’s moves for secession from Iraq.
ISIS Captives Shouldn’t Be Tortured: Iraq’s Top Cleric
Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has advised the country’s security forces against mistreating the ISIS terrorists held as prisoners.
Ayatollah Sistani’s Influence in Iraq from Le Monde’s Point of View
Well-known French newspaper Le Monde has presented Ayatollah Sistani, one of the most important Shiite religious leaders, as a man whose absence will leave a massive void in the crisis-hit Iraq.
Top Iraqi Cleric Says He Prays for Elimination of Anti-Iran Sanctions Every Day
The prominent Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali Sistani says every dawn, in the evening prayer, he prays for elimination of the cruel sanctions against Iran.
Grand Ayatollah: National flag must be the only flag raised across Iraq
The senior Iraqi cleric urges the government to accelerate efforts to take back the cities fallen into the hands of ISIL terrorists.
Iranian political experts praise Nouri al-Maliki’s decision
Political experts size up the latest developments in Iraq after Nouri al-Maliki stepped down in favor of his fellow party member, Haider al-Abadi.
Ayatollah Al-Sistani’s stance will go down in history
The Italian premier says history will commit Ayatollah Al-Sistani’s benevolent stance to its memory.
Iraqi Grand Ayatollah calls for unity against DAESH
Iraqi Shiite Grand Ayatollah has called for unity among all of the country’s political and army factions against the terrorist DAESH.