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[Arab., shiat Ali,=the party of Ali], the second largest branch of Islam, Shiites currently account for 10%–15% of all Muslims. Shiite Islam originated as a political movement supporting Ali (cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam) as the
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ayatollah

one of a class of Iranian Shiite religious leaders
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Dr Ayatullah further said that number of consumer- oriented steps have been taken by the operators under the guidance of PTA which not only facilitate the telecom consumers but also ensure their protection from poor quality of services.
Davari's, The Political Thought of Ayatullah Murtaza Mutahhar: An Iranian Theoretician of the Islamic Statei, while an important book, is hurt somewhat by its deviation from the usual structure employed in a work devoted to the thought of a political theorist.
The supreme head, of the state Ayatullah Khamenie the successor of Ayatullah Khomeini admitted defeat and congratulated Khatami.
Mehdi Khozali, son of the late Ayatullah Abul Qassem Khozali, said Rafsanjani's family members were under severe security pressures and were not allowed to be interviewed about his death.
Whether this is true or not, the IRGC controls Iran's nuclear and global geo-strategic ambitions - though officially the top man in this vast country is the theocracy's Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei.
Grand Ayatullah Ali al-Sistani, the most revered Shi'ite religious imam in Iraq, issued guide-lines intended as a form of code of conduct for forces fighting ISIS and aimed at curbing abuses.
It was only because of ex-President Ayatullah Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's intervention with his powerful Saudi friends in late 1998 that Riyadh finally agreed to an OPEC/IPEC agreement signed in March 1999.
But this time, Iran is also represented by its Republic's President Hassan Rowhani through his mentor Ayatullah Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and no longer only Supreme Leader Khamenei who is under the sway of the Safawi extremists of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Ayatullah Muhammad-Taqi Musbah-Yazdi, the Machiavelli of extremist Safawis.
The supreme leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei made a public appearance amid rumors about his health, as a relative dismissed the claims as gossip meant to derail ongoing nuclear talks with world powers.
Similarly, advocates Mohammad Saleem Bhatti, Mumtaz Ali and Lutf Arain were contesting for vicepresident, advocates Syed Tariq Shah, Wali Mohammad Khoso and Sajjad Chandio for librarian, advocates Irfan Bughio, Taj Mohammad Keerio and Zulfiqar Abbassi for the treasurer, advocates Ghulam Sarwar Buledi, Ayatullah Khwaja, Suleman Unar and Shahnawaz Brohi for joint secretary, he added.
Ayatullah Durrani apprised the Prime Minister about the law and order situation in Balochistan in general and of his constituency, Mastung, in particular.
Senior Amal cleric Ayatullah Ali Makki briefed Speaker Berri over activities undertaken by his charity organization in Beirut and Jbeil.