16:35 - June 29, 2020
News ID: 3471828
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Haider Hassan al-Shimri was named the new head of Iraq’s Shia Waqf (endowment) Office.


The office of Prime Minister Mustafa Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said in a statement and al-Shimri has replaced Ghani al-Khaqani, the Baghdad Post reported.

 After the dissolution of the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs in former Baath rule, the Iraqi Governing Council created the Sunni Endowment Office in 2003, separating from it the religious endowments of Shias and non-Islamic religions.

The Shia Waqf Office’s function is the administration of the mosques and other endowments of Shias in Iraq.



Tags: Shia ، Iraq ، Waqf Office
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