Los Angeles, CA, USA  -  February 10 , 2004


Ayatollah Al-Qazwini returns to Los Angeles, USA


     Ayatollah Sayid Mortadha Al-Qazwini was born in the holy city of Karbala, and he lived in Karbala for a long period of time. Ayatollah Al-Qazwini had to flee Iraq in 1970 because of the persecution he faced from the corrupt Ba'athi regime. Ayatollah Al-Qazwini was denied visiting his own hometown after he fled for more than 33 years. In April 2003, upon the toppling of the corrupt Ba'athi regime, his eminence finally returned to his hometown of Karbala. He stayed in Iraq for about 5 months, and in August he returned to his family in Los Angeles California in the United States. Ayatollah Al-Qazwini then returned to Karbala after a few months, and he stayed in Karbala until he left to perform the Hajj.

     Ayatollah Al-Qazwini came back to Los Angeles after performing the Hajj this year. On February 9, the Ayatollah arrived in Los Angeles, as he was passionately welcomed and greeted by his family and relatives. Insha'allah this year Ayatollah Al-Qazwini will lecture in Los Angeles in Assadiq Foundation during the month of Muharram as he will commemorate the tragedy of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein. His Eminence lectured in Kuwait for several years in the early 90's. After several years, he started commemorating Ahsura' in Los Angeles. He lectured in Los Angeles during Muharram for many years, except last year in which he lectured in Karbala. This year he is back to lecture Insha'allah once again in Los Angeles California. Whether in Karbala or in Los Angeles, Ayatollah Al-Qazwini always lectures about Imam Hussein, and even more than 7500 miles away from his shrine, Ayatollah Al-Qazwini always remembers Imam Hussein.