Grand Ayatollah Bashir Al-Najafi is one of the four maraji’ of the Hawza Seminary in Najaf, Iraq, and one of Iraq’s most powerful Shia clerics. As a marja’ of the Hawza in Najaf, Iraq’s premier Shia institution, Najafi holds a position of immense authority. Najafi, originally from Pakistan, holds less sway amongst Iraq’s population than the other maraji’ but has significant clout in South Asia.
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