Ali Mohammad Dastgheib Shirazi
Sayyid Ali Mohammad Dastgheib Shirazi
14 March 1935|
Ayatollah Dastegheib has studied in seminaries of Qum, Iran under Grand Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza Golpaygani and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, and also in seminaries of Najaf, Iraq under Grand Ayatollah Abul-Qassim Khoei.
Qoba Mosque issue
According to the news agency RFERL.org, the Iranian security forces closed the Ghoba Mosque" on January 2, 2010, and did not allow Friday prayers to take place. The Ghoba mosque in Shiraz which is one of the most important in the city, was closed with the aim of "silencing" Ayatollah Dastgheib, who is based there and who has "used the mosque as a platform to deliver sermons fiercely critical of the Islamic republic's current regime".
Aiding Syrian Government
Dastgheib has reportedly questioned government strategy of aiding the Syrian government against protesters. During a 23 June 2011 Quranic interpretation session at the Qoba mosque in Shiraz he urged that Iran’s resources be saved for Iranians, and asking
“Where should the public wealth that could make this country one of the best in the world be spent? Should it be sent to Syria, so they can oppress the people?”
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