The revered source of emulation said, “[Major General Qasem Soleymani] was a great man ‎and a unique and insightful commander. His name will remain in the history of Islam and the ‎world as a great general, inspiring countless others to continue on his path.”‎

RNA – In a statement posted on his official website, makarem.ir, Grand Ayatollah Naser ‎Makarem-Shirazi, a revered source of emulation, offered his condolences on the martyrdom ‎of Major General Qasem Soleymani.‎

On the morning of Friday, January 3rd, it was reported that Major General Qasem Soleymani, ‎the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), and ‎Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces, have ‎been killed in American airstrikes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.‎

This was confirmed by the IRGC hours after news was reported of an explosion and that ‎rocket fire had hit two cars near Baghdad airport.‎

In a statement issued by the IRGC said, “The proud commander of Islam, Haj Qasem ‎Soleymani, was killed in an attack by American helicopters today after a long lifetime of ‎struggling.”‎

The statement of His Eminence is as follows:‎

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

The tragic martyrdom of the great general of Islam and the unique commander, Haj Qasem ‎Soleymani was truly shocking for us all.‎

He was a great man and a unique and insightful commander. His name will remain in the ‎history of Islam and the world as a great general, inspiring countless others to continue on ‎his path.‎

The American terrorists have dug their own graves with this heinous act of terror, and a ‎severe revenge awaits them.‎

I hereby extend my deepest condolences to all of his friends, family, and all of the free-‎spirited people and the soldiers of Islam on his martyrdom as well as the martyrdom of his ‎friends, particularly general Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. I have no doubt that those who looked ‎up to him will continue on his path with power and might.‎

Naser Makarem-Shirazi
January 3, 2020‎

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