Kazem Seddiqi in the turkey

Kazem Seddiqi (born 4 March 1951, sometimes with the honorific Hojatoleslam, or Hujjat al-Islam, “authority of Islam”, and surname anglicised as Sedighi) is a Shia scholar and Mujtahid currently serving as Tehran’s Friday Prayer Temporary Imam. A rival of President Ahmadinejad, Seddiqi was appointed as interim Friday prayers leader for Tehran by Ayatollah Khamenei in August 2009.