Ayatollah Mohsen Mojtahed Shabestari, a member of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly and one of the pioneers of jihad and ijtihad, passed away at the age of 84.
A few hours ago, he was taken to Imam Hussein Hospital due to a stroke. But the treatments were not effective, and he died. In recent years, after the end of his tenure as the representative of the Supreme Leader in Tabriz, he lived in the city of Tehran.
Ayatollah Mojtahed Shabestari was one of the students of Imam Khomeini (r.a.) and an activist of the Islamic Movement who, after the victory of the Revolution, held responsibilities such as representing the Islamic Consultative Assembly.
In 1994, Ayatollah Mojtahed Shabestari was elected as the Friday Imam of Tabriz by the Supreme Leader and held this serious responsibility until June 2017.
He was the former chairman of the Supreme Council of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the Friday prayer leader of Tabriz, a member of the Combatant Clergy Association, a representative of the people in the Assembly of Leadership Experts, and a member of the Expediency Council.