Addressing recent attempts to challenge Ayatollah Saanei's title, Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi stresses that he would not opine on any Ayatollahs' qualification for the title:

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Makarem Shirazi
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Addressing recent attempts to challenge Ayatollah Saanei's title, Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi stresses that he would not opine on any Ayatollahs' qualification for the title:

The office of Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi said that it has received some questions regarding the title of some Ayatollahs. Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi has stressed that he has never posited, and will never opine, about an Ayatollah's title.

Likewise, Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani's office has said the Ayatollah has never expressed any opinions about the statement of Assembly of Qom Seminary Teachers.

In response to alleged inquiries, the Assembly had contended that Ayatollah Saanei was disqualified as an Ayatollah.

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