Thursday, March 22, 2007

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing away of Shaykh 'Abd al-Ghaffar Hasan this morning in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The Shaykh has been ill for some time now. You will probably know of the Shaykh in that he was the father of our beloved teacher Shaykh Suhaib Hasan and thus the grandfather of Imam Usama Hasan of Leyton, East London.

This is incredibly sad news for many of us who benefitted from him and not just for the obvious news of the loss of more of our senior scholars as we slip further into times of ignorance.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.

Please take some time out to ask Allah 'azza wa jall to shower His Mercy upon him.

The Janazah prayer will be held tomorrow in Islamabad after the Jumu'ah prayer insha'Allah, almost certainly at King Faisal Masjid for those fortunate enough to be there to pray over him.

Rahimahullah rahmatan wasi'ah.


Blogger The Baji said...

Innah lillahi wa innah ilayhi rajiun :'(

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Blogger Ameen said...

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raaji'oon!

Let us take lessons from his life and pray for his success.

Shaykh Suhaib flew to Pakistan yesterday & led the janaazah today.

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Blogger bintyaqub said...

Assalamu alaykum

I signed on and i saw the following e-mail I recieved…

"Dear all

Assalamu alaikum

My grandfather, Sheikh Abdul Ghaffar Hasan, died on Thursday at the age of 94 (in Islamabad). He was a scholar of Hadith and was lecturer of Hadith at Madina University before he retired. In fact, he was called to Madina when Sheikh Nasiruddin Albani retired, and so replaced his post. His students numbered thousands, including my father Sheikh Suhaib Hasan and Sheikh Safar Al Hawali. It is known that even Sheikh Ibn Baz would sometimes sit in his
classes for his incredible knowledge of hadith.

I went to see him 4 years ago and was amazed at the clarity of his mind and memory. He advised me to teach students in my own home (as my children were very young) which is how my Friday study circle came into being.

I had the honour of translating his book “The rights and duties of women in Islam”

His funeral took place in Islamabad after Jum’ah…my father led the prayer.

May Allah give him Jannah.

The decrease in true scholarship is one of the signs of the final
Day…..Muslims cry when our shuyukh die, but do nothing to learn from them when they are alive.



Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raaji'oon!

The reality of death never hits you til you are staring it rigtht in the face!….

A dear sister of mine lost her nani recently (she was one of those who washed the body) her story like many is that of the grief many of us store back in our minds and that of guilt, a feeling of finality, a postponed reminder, one that is not too late for us, for those who would reflect.


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