Shafaq News/ A source revealed on Monday that the religious authority Ali al-Sistani "prohibited " on the students of the Hawza of Najaf (seminary) to take financial grants distributed by the office of the authority opened by Mahmoud Shahrudi recently. The reference Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi has opened an office in the city of Najaf the headquarters of the scientific religious school in the 14 of November, but he had already sent his brother to oversee the things of the office temporarily until his coming to Iraq officially."religious authority Ali al-Sistani prohibited that the Najaf Hawza students from receiving monthly salaries, which the Office of the religious authority in Najaf Mahmoud Shahrudi began to distribute to them directly shortly after opening his office ." The source, who asked not to be named said to "Shafaq News".Sources say that the religious reference made a reservation to receive Shahroudi, which is not confirmed by both sides."The Office of Shahrudi distributes $ 120 thousand dinars (100 dollars) per month, while the objection of reference Sistani was focused on anonymity of the source of funds." The source added.The offices of the references in Najaf, are distributing monthly salaries to the seminary students, and the references are: Ali al-Sistani, Mohammed Ishaq Al-Fayad, and Bashir Najafi, Muhammad Said al-Hakim, Ali Husseini Khamenei, and Nasser Makarem Addin Shirazi, Mohamed Yacoubi.The sources of that money are the Khumis and Zakat dues paid by the followers of those references, where the Shiite religious establishment depends in its self-financing on those money.The religious authority in Najaf, is led by Ali Sistani, who will be followed by the references Isaac Fayyad and Bashir Najafi, Muhammad Said al-Hakim in turn as candidates to succeed him.The Iranian sources said in an interview with Asharq al-Awsat that Iran intends by its Supreme mentor Ali Khamenei, to appoint Mahmoud Shahrudi " jurist master" in Iraq, acting on behalf of the guide, as a new measure to play for the expansion of its "influence" in Iraq prior to U.S. withdrawal.
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