The head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim, extended his condolences to the Islamic world for the death of Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Al Waez, indicating that the late deceased was one of the good scholars who were taught at the school of Ahl Al Bayt (AS) at the hands of erudites and great scholars, notably his father Ayatollah Sayyid Mehdi Waez Al Kadhimi, the author of renowned books and publications, and had acquired from his teachers the etiquette of narration and dealing with probate issues. His eminence explained that the deceased was known for his efforts to serve the law of the Messenger of Allah Mohamad (PBUH) and the rituals of Ahl Al Bayt (AS), especially those of Imam Hussein (AS), pointing out that the deceased had won the trust of great religious leaders and was for long years their representative in the holy Kadhimiya.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, his eminence assured that the deceased had founded many Islamic projects with a public interest and considered his death a great for Islamic work. His eminence asked the Almighty to have mercy on the deceased and grant his honorable family patience.
Below the text of the statement:
 
In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,
We belong to Allah and to Him shall we return,
 
We have received with sorrow and sadness the news of the death of Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Al Waez Al Kadhimi, in the beginning of Jamadi Al Thani 1435 (AH). The late deceased was one of the good scholars who were taught at the school of Ahl Al Bayt (AS) at the hands of erudites and great scholars, notably his father Ayatollah Sayyid Mehdi Waez Al Kadhimi, the author of renowned books and publications, and had acquired from his teachers the etiquette of narration and dealing with probate issues. He (May Allah have mercy upon him) was known for his efforts to serve the law of the Messenger of Allah Mohamad (PBUH) and the rituals of Ahl Al Bayt (AS), especially those of Imam Hussein (AS). He had won the trust of great religious leaders and was for long years their representative in the holy Kadhimiya. The deceased had founded many Islamic projects with a public interest and considered his death a great for Islamic work. We ask the Almighty to have mercy on the deceased and grant his honorable family patience.
There is no power but in Allah the High, the Great.
 
Ammar Al Hakim
Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq
Baghdad
2 Jamadi Al Thani 1435 (AH)
April 2, 2014