Spiritual leader of Iran performed Dzhanaza-Namaz for deceased president

In Tehran, a Dzhanaza-namaz (funeral prayer, is performed over the late Muslim before the burial) for those who died when the helicopter crash, Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, the head of the Foreign Ministry Hossey Amir Abollahiyan and other members of the presidential delegation.

The ceremony was headed by the spiritual leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Hameni. After reading the Khamenei prayer for the dead, the mourning procession will move along Tehran’s streets towards Azadi Square, where those who wish will be given the opportunity to personally say goodbye to the president and other dead in the plane crash.

On the frames from Tehran it is clear that the streets of the Iranian capital are filled with thousands of people who came to say goodbye to the dead during the crash.

A limited number of people was allowed into the campus of Tehran University. At this time, thousands of citizens were expected at the university gate. Hundreds of thousands of Iranians gathered on the Square of the Revolution and on the streets leading to Azadi Square, where there will be a farewell ceremony with the dead.

A few hours later, the coffin with the body of the president will be delivered to the city of Mashhead in Iran to the holy for Muslims-shi, and the body of Abdollahiyan will remain in Tehran. The funeral will be held on Thursday, May 23 after the farewell ceremony with the participation of officials.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahiyan died as a result of a helicopter crash on Sunday, May 19

On board were also the Governor of the Province of East Azerbaijan Malik Rahmati, the imam of Tabriz Ayatollah Muhammad Ali al-Khash, as well as two high-ranking officials from the Corps of the Iranian Revolution (KSIR) and three crew members. There are no survivors. The wreckage of the helicopter was discovered after 15 hours of search and rescue operations.

The Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared a five -day mourning in the country. Several more countries joined the mourning, including Turkey. “They decided to declare one-day national mourning to share the pain of the Iranian people,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.