Azerbaijan, Baku, July 4 /Trend, U.Sadikhova/
Famous Shiite Muslim scientist
Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah died July 4 morning at a hospital in Beirut after a long illness at the age of 75 years, the press service of the Office of the scientist told Trend.
Last week he was taken to
Behnam hospital in the Lebanese capital, where on Friday due to complications of liver disease had suffered from internal bleeding.
The Lebanese government intends to announce the official funeral of Shiite spiritual leader.
Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah was one of the first spiritual leaders and mentors of the Lebanese pro-Iranian Hezbollah Party and a staunch supporter of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979.
He was born in the Iraqi city of Najaf, inhabited mainly by Shiites, in 1935, and moved to Lebanon in 1966. Fadlallah was a staunch opponent and critic of the Middle East course of American foreign policy and its alliance with Israel.
In 1995, Washington named him and secretary general of Hezbollah in the list of terrorists.
Also the Shiite scientist was famous in the Islamic world for his religious activities and moderate views.
According to Arab media, Fadlallah was not connected with the Iranian and Iraqi instructors. One of his famous Fatwa was call for Shiites to refrain from whipping during the mourning day of Ashura, which is conducted on the tenth day of the first month of Muharram in memory of Imam Hussein.