Muhammad Ridha al-Sistani

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A picture of Al-Sistani in 2010

Muhammad Ridha al-Sistani (Persian/Arabicː مەحمەد ڕضا حەسەنی سیستانی) is. a Iraqi Shiite cleric born in the year 1962 and the son of the head of Iraqs Hawza, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.[1] Al-Sistani runs the office of his father and controls work with finances.[2][3] It is popularly held that he will succeed his father as the preeminent authority of Shias i.e. the Marja.

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  1. Ali, Saif. "Iltizam Najl Samahat al-Sayyid al-Sistani Bil Ta'limat al-Sihiyya Athnaa Iqamat Salat al-Mayyit" [Sayyid Sistani's son complies with health measures during funeral]. Shafaqna News Association. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  2. "A Shia 'Awakening'?". Hoover Institution. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  3. "Sistani's son welcomes Soleimani, Muhandis funeral in Najaf: Iraqi state TV". Reuters. 2020-01-04. Retrieved 2020-04-12.