Verily we are from Allah and to Him do we Return."
It is with deep sadness and grief that the AhlulBayt Islamic Mission offers its condolences to the Imam of our time and the Ummah at large on the demise of Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Hussain Fadlullah (may Allah elevate his status).
Ayatollah Fadlullah, who was a prominent Shia scholar, passed away in Beirut, Lebanon on Sunday 04th July 2010 at the age of 74. Sayyed Fadlullah had been hospitalised several times over the past months. On Friday, he was admitted to intensive care as his health deteriorated due to internal bleeding.
Ayatollah Muhammad Hussain Fadlullah was born into a religious and pious family in the holy city of Najaf in the year 1935. After completing his preliminary stages, Sayyed Fadlullah studied under leading Shia scholars in the Islamic seminary of Najaf, including: Ayatollah Sayyed Muhsin Al-Hakim, Ayatollah Sayyed Abul Qasim Al-Khoei and Ayatollah Sayyed Mahmoud Al-Shahroudi.
The late Ayatollah was renowned for his academic brilliance, humility, and lofty morals. In addition to academic and religious activities, Sayyed Fadlullah concentrated on helping the downtrodden. He overlooked an extensive network of social and charity institutions including schools, orphanages, hospitals and clinics. The late Ayatollah’s contributions in this regard are indicative of the strong emphasis that he provided on empowering the deprived in society.
Ayatollah Fadlullah was a strong critic of the brutal Zionist occupation of Lebanon, and had an influential role in the eventual liberation of Lebanon through his writings and sermons. Throughout his life, the late Sayyed advocated for a strong Ummah, and in this context, he was amongst the fiercest voices against the continued occupation of Palestine at the hand of the Zionists.
We request all believers to recite Surat Al-Fatiha and to remember the late Ayatollah in Salaat Al-Wahsha on Tuesday night.
For more information on the life of late Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Hussain Fadlullah please visit the following link: http://english.bayynat.org.lb/
Wa Min Allah Al-Tawfiq.
AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM)
04th July 2010
21st Rajab 1431