Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, held a commemoration ceremony at the Hussayniyeh of Imam Khomeini to mourn the loss of his old friend, who was a comrade-in-arms and close associate in the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Eminence Hujjatul-Islam wal-Muslimeen Hashemi Rafsanjani (ra) the chairman of the Council of Expediency, this morning, January 11, 2017. Relatives of Hujattul-Islam wal-Muslimeen Hashemi Rafsanjani, heads of three government branches, government and army officials, as well as people representing various groups were in attendance. Quran reciters recited verses from the Holy Book, and panegyrists eulogized on the grandeur of Prophet’s lineage (pbut).
TEHRAN - Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was laid to rest on Tuesday 8 Jan 2017, capping three days of mourning as millions of Iranians said farewell to the “pillar of the Revolution” with a mix of tears and choruses of “Hashemi Is Alive.” Photo: Tehran Times/ Mohammadreza Abbassi - Majid Haghdoust
Before the funeral prayer, Imam Khamenei asked people to recite all words (dhikrs) of the prayer.
TEHRAN – Iran’s ex-president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died of a heart attack last Sunday, was an old hand at writing.
President condoles Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani's demise
Islam lost a valuable asset; Iran a great figure; Islamic Revolution a brave guide; state a wise, unparalleled figure
TEHRAN - President Hassan Rouhani extended condolences on the sad demise of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, describing him a valuable asset of Islam, a great figure of Iran, a brave guide of the Islamic Revolution and a wise, unparalleled figure of the state.
TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has issued a message, expressing his condolences over passing away of his old friend and comrade and companion during the Islamic Movement’s struggles, Hojjatoleslam Hajj Sheikh Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
By: Ali Kushki
TEHRAN – Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Council and former president of Iran, died at the age of 82 on Sunday afternoon in a hospital in Tehran.
TEHRAN – To maintain dignity of the country and the people, efforts should be made based on “Islam” and “wisdom”, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Council, said on Thursday.