Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), shared with the faithful in general and with the Baghdad residents in particular the grief caused by the departure of `allama Hujjatul-Islam wal Muslimeen, Sayyid Hussain al-Allaq, representative of the highest religious authority (marji`iyya), by attending the mourning gathering held for his pure soul in Sadr City on Saturday, January 5, 2013.
His Eminence brought to memory, and so did the mourners, the role of the departed soul in caring for the faithful in his capacity as the connecting link between them and the great religious authorities whom he represented, starting from the leader of the sect, Imam Muhsin al-Hakim (may Allah sanctify his soul) and passing by Sayyid al-Khoei  (may Allah sanctify his soul) and ending with Sayyid al-Sistani (may the Almighty extend his shade), praying to the most Exalted One, the Omnipotent, to shower the departed soul with His spacious mercy and to grant his relatives patience and solace.