Ayatollah Mohammad Asif Mohseni, one of the most prominent Shi’ite religious clerics of Afghanistan has passed away.

Sources close to Mr. Mohseni and his relatives confirmed that he passed away earlier this evening.

Mohseni, the leader of the Shi’ite Religious Council of Afghanistan was one of the most prominent religious clerics of the country.

Ayatolla’s supporters have called his death a major loss.