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Rest In peace Professor Mary Pierre… Najaf will be waiting you



As she recommended in her will, “Marie Pierre Falcman” nicknamed “Mariam Abo Dahab” was buried in Najaf in a mosque, located on the road of Hussein at column 172.


After transferring her body from Paris to Najaf, the funeral prayer was held in the square of the holy shrine of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) in the presence of the official and popular figures of Najaf.



Mary was born in a Catholic family in 1952. She converted to Islam at the age of 18 and became “ascetic” when she converted to Shiite.

She had an important role in shedding light on the systematic genocide of the followers of the Ahl al-Bayt in Pakistan caused by the religious extremism.

She studied political science in Paris and worked as a researcher and professor at the Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris, she specialized in the study of Sunni-Shiite relations in Pakistan and Afghanistan and she visited the shrine of imam Ali (PBUH) in Najaf several times.

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