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Mohsen Araki

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Mohsen Araki
Member of Expediency Discernment Council
Assumed office
20 September 2022
Appointed byAli Khamenei
ChairmanSadeq Larijani
Member of the Assembly of Experts
Assumed office
24 May 2016
ConstituencyMarkazi Province
In office
21 February 1991 – 20 February 2007
ConstituencyKhuzestan Province
Personal details
Najaf, Iraq
WebsiteOfficial website

Mohsen Araki (Persian: محسن اراکی; Arabic: محسن الأراكي) is an Iranian scholar, cleric, university lecturer and politician. He is currently a member of the Assembly of Experts and also a member of the Expediency Discernment Council. He is a prominent Iranian scholar and one of the students of the Islamic thinker Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr.

In 2022, during 2021–2022 Iranian protests, he advocated for the death penalty for protestors. He argued those who participate in the protests should be found guilty of “corruption on earth.”[1]


He was born in Najaf, Iraq. He benefited from the Islamic seminary in Najaf and Qom. He speaks fluent Arabic and English and has authored dozens of books in Persian, Arabic, and English. He was the personal representative of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (the Supreme Leader of Iran) in London and also the Head of the Islamic Centre of England until 2004.[2]


Causality and Freedom (Al-Tawhid, Volume 17, n.2, Spring 2003)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hardliner Clerics in Iran Demand More Executions, Amputations".
  2. ^ ar:محسن الأراكي