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Ayatullah Akhtari paid condolence visit to Sheikh Zakzaky

ayatollah AkhtariThe Head of Ahlulbayt World Assembly Ayatullah Muhammad Akhtari, paid condolence visit to the Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzakzy in his residence in Gyallesu ,Zaria on Thursday the 7th of Aug. 2014.

 The Ayatullah, accompanied by Iranian Envoy to Nigeria Dr Saeed Koozech and other officials, extended condolence message to the Leader on behalf of leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Khamenei.

After Zuhraini prayers led by the Ayatullah, he delivered a short address where he extended the condolence message on behalf of Sayyid Khamenei. He also spoke on the incident of Quds day Procession where 33 people among them the 3 sons of sheikh Zakzky were killed by Nigerian soldiers  on that day.

He commended the courage, foresight and the tolerance displayed by Sheikh Zakzaky  for taking a right step despite the  difficulty of the situation.

He also prayed for the souls of the martyrs while emphasizing that their blood  that was shed shall never go  unrewarded. On the families of the martyrs, he prayed for Allah to give them the fortitude to bear the loss adding that the martyrs’ families and relatives shall have the shares of the rewards of martyrdom.

In his response, Sheikh Zakzkay expressed delight with the visit  of the great Ayatullah who even led prayers in his house. He added the incident has made the Ummah become more united than before the event to the extent the incident has fostered unity in the Ummah.


At the end Ayatullah Akhtari visited some of the families of the martyrs and some of the injured.