Liaison office of Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Al Sistani (L.M.H.L) in London, Europe, North and South America.

Translation from the original Arabic text of Najaf response to opinion attributed to Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Al-Hussaini Al-Seestani.

Bissmillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim

Office of The Supreme religious Marja’, His Eminence Ayatullah Al-Udhma as-Sayyid Ali as-Seestani (long may he live)

Assalamu alaikum warahamatullah wabarakatoh

From time to time various media organisations disseminate political statements from individuals who are described as “Sayyid Seestani’s representatives” or “his assistant” or “his spokesman” or by similar titles.

The Believers often wonder whether these statements actually portray the opinions of His Eminence or not ? Kindly respond? With many thanks.

A Group of Believers


Nothing portrays the opinions of His Eminence (long may he live) unless it has been signed and sealed with his seal, or written and sealed with the seal of H. E’s Office - long may he live. All else is the opinion of those individuals.

20 Sha’aban 1424
Hand written Sealed by the Office of Ayatullah Sayyid Seestani. Najaf Al-Ashraf