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(New York, NY, June 4, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America today expresses its deep sadness over the passing away of Shaikh Muhammad al-Hanooti in Falls Church, Va last night. “Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return” Quran (2:156).
Shaikh al-Hanooti, 78 was nationally renowned scholar and Imam. ICNA President Naeem Baig said “We have indeed lost a great scholar. Shaikh Hanooti was a leader, a teacher and a resource for the Muslim community in North America for many years. He will long be remembered as an outstanding scholar in North America. He is known for his knowledge in Fiqh, his deep faith, his intellectual strength, his insights and his passion for Da’wah here in North America.”
ICNA conveys heartfelt condolences and continuous Du’a to Shaikh Al-Hanooti’s family and to the community of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center.
We pray to Allah to bless Shaikh Al-Hanooti, forgive him and cause him to enter into eternal bliss and happiness in Jannatul Firdous (highest level of paradise). May his good work live on and be a source of perpetual reward for him.
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