Ayatollah Montazeri issues a fatwa

This is a new letter published today on Moussavi’s Facebook page, from Ayatollah Montazeri:

“We are from god and we will return to him”

Great people of Iran

It is with extreme sadness that I have learnt of the massacre of the people who had gathered peacefully to defend their rights. I am deeply concerned about these events, and hereby declare Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as national mourning days. I support the people’s pacific acts in order to defend their rights in respect of our republic, and forbid any act which can harm it.

All my brothers and sisters are bound to help the nation in this fight, and I declare any resistance, specially any violence against the people, against the principles of Islam and “Haram”.

This is huge! Montazeri is a religious authority, one who can issue Fatwas, which are religious rules. By declaring the police’s actions « Haram » (forbidden) he may have a significant impact on the religious’ mind.

Edit: I have not found this letter on Motazeri’s site. However, a scan is available from Moussavi’s facebook page. Letter’s scan :

10 commentaires

  1. Fayza said,

    17/06/2009 à 9:36

    Do you have a link or any source of authority?

  2. Amadeus said,

    17/06/2009 à 9:43

    There is a scan on Moussavi\’s facebook page. I\’m going to put a link in the post.

  3. Fayza said,

    17/06/2009 à 9:55

    Awesome. I\’m a fan of his on Facebook, but I can\’t read Arabic😦

  4. Fayza said,

    17/06/2009 à 9:58

    Or is this in Farsi? I can\’t tell the difference when written.

  5. Amadeus said,

    17/06/2009 à 10:14

    This is in Farsi.

  6. marg bar shah'e jadid said,

    18/06/2009 à 9:42

    alaa man salalaa mohamad gale mohamad.

  7. LAM LAME GANOON said,

    18/06/2009 à 11:02

    LAM LAME GANOON, ZIR’E MILAT-E EROON.

    DOKTOR-E GOOLAM ZAD, DAST BE RAYE EROON RA ZAD.

    GOFT BE MAN BE ORZE, RAY-E TO BE DARD NEMI KHORE.

    AS IN GOZASH-TE, RAY-ET RAH BE MAN BEDEH.

    RAYE-MON RAH TO MOSH-TESH KARD, TO INTE-KHAB-E POSH-TESH KARD.

  8. Thomas said,

    22/06/2009 à 2:53

    A fatwa (plural, fatawa) is a religious opinion. A hukm (plural, Ahkam) is a binding religion ruling.

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