TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A mourning event was held at the shrine of Sayyidah Zeinab (AS) in Syria’s capital of Damascus on Friday to pay tribute to founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini (RA), on the 27th anniversary of his demise.
Mourners gathered at the shrine of Sayyidah Zeinab (SA), daughter of the Shias’ first Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) and granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), to pay homage to Imam Khomeini.
In an address to the participants, Hezbollah political bureau chief, Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyid, lauded Imam Khomeini for leaving the legacy of Islamic Resistance, as in Lebanon and Palestine in the fight against the Zionist regime of Israel.
Iran’s Ambassador to Damascus Mohammad Reza Sheibani and Abolfazl Tabatabai, the representative of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in Syria, were also present in the gathering.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Moussavi Khomeini, better known as Imam Khomeini, engineered Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which led to the overthrow of the US-backed Shah of Iran.
Imam Khomeini passed away on June 3, 1989, at the age of 87.
By Tasnim News Agency