Source: Radio Farda
The son of a prominent Ayatollah, once named as a possible successor to the Islamic Republic Supreme Leader, says his father died because he trusted Islamic medicine and the so-called Islamic physicians.
Speaking to Hawza’s (Shi’ite seminary) news website, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi’s son, Ala, said, “The so-called Islamic doctors had convinced my father to ignore what modern physicians said about his illness and how to treat it.”
Twelver Shia cleric and conservative politician Ayatollah Shahroudi was the Chairman of the powerful Expediency Discernment Council from August 14, 2017, until his death on December 24, 2018. He was previously the head of the Islamic Republic judiciary from 1999 to 2009.