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Statement » Translation of the Statement of His Eminence al-Sistani’s Office on Tragic Bombing of Kucha Risaldar Mosque in Peshawar

5 March 2022


In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Verily we belong to Allah (SWT) and to Him do we return.


Dear Brothers and sisters in faith in Peshawar, Pakistan

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

The painful tragedy that took place today (04 Mar 2022) during the Friday prayers in the Kucha Risaldar Mosque, and which resulted in the martyrdom and injury of a large number of innocent worshipers, caused great sorrow and grief. While offering condolences to you dear ones and expressing sympathy with the bereaved families, we ask Allah for patience for all and urgent healing for the injured and the highest degrees for the martyrs of this heart-rending event.

The Islamic Seminary of Najaf and the supreme religious authority condemn this horrific crime that targets the unity of Muslims, and urges the government of Pakistan to take prevent measures to protect oppressed people from the tyranny and crime of terrorist groups and take the necessary precautions, and not allow their religious gatherings to be subjected to savage and brutal attacks by extremist and stone-hearted groups.

We ask Allah Almighty to perpetuate the esteem and pride of the honorable people of Pakistan.


30th Rajab 1443 AH

Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Office

 Najaf Ashraf

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