Loss of a Great Scholar

Yesterday we sadly received the news that the great  scholar Dr. Sa'eed Ramadan Bouti was martyred in a car bomb in Damascus.

Al Bouti was a leading Islamic scholar in Syria. He was the head of the Theology Department in the faculty of Islamic Law at Damascus University. He was  a keen supporter of the Madhabs (traditional Islamic schools of law), and was one of the leading critics of the movement to abandon these schools. He was also a prolific writer and wrote many books.

Syria’s state television reported that the top Syrian scholar was martyred in a large explosion that hit a Masjid in the centre of the Syrian capital. Some media sources are saying a suicide bomber entered the Masjid and blew himself up.

May Allah Ta'ala grant him Jannatul Firdos and elevate his stages

Yusuf Moosagie

22nd March 2013