Shaykh Bouti Killed in a Masjid
Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:16 PM
A Statement from Sh. Muhammad Al-YAqoubi
We have sadly received the news that the great Allamah Dr. Sa'eed Ramadan Bouti was martyrred today in car bomb in Damascus.
It is a big calamity for Muslims in loosing such a great figure who was a Mujaddid for the deen and who defended Islam and the doctrine of Ahlusunnah for several decades.
We have had news that he was panning to move outside Syria and that he began to understand the atrocities of the regime there the regime decided to get rid of him. He was srounded by heavy security who limited his movement. However, we denounce his killing whether the regime did it or the takfiri groups. People should not killed in such a political struggle because of their opinions.
We offer our condolences to his family, his students, and to the people of Damascus and we pray for him and for all who were killed with him (21 people) that Allah grant him and them the highest ranks in al-Firdous.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:23 PM
the chair and mosque where he delivered his classes and was eventually killed
Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:27 PM
In the Name of Allah, the Companionate, the All-Merciful
This morning I got acquainted with the Marifah website and learned a bit about its goals by which the brothers in charge of it endeavor to bring about a renaissance. I ask Allah, the Exalted, to grant them success in achieving that which pleases Him, and to give us the honor of getting to know each other for the sake of uniting the Muslims upon that which pleases Him.
- [`Allamah] Muhammad Sa'id Ramadan al-Buti
Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:30 PM
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji'un - We are from Allah and to Him we are returning.
Shaykh Saeed Ramadan al-Buti along with 20 others were killed in Jam'i Iman in Damascus, Syria.
He benefited through his writings, lectures, sermons, debates and teaching untold number of people. I was among the many who directly benefited from him.
When a scholar dies no one can ever fill that gap and he was one of the greatest scholars of these times.
He took a stance in the current war in Syria which turned many against him. However, he has now returned back to his Lord.
May Allah have mercy on his soul and the soul of all those who have been killed in this war.
Although Shaykh Saeed Ramadan al-Buti has died, don't forget the countless innocents who have been martyred in this horrendous war.
May Allah relieve the suffering of all the people of Syria.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:17 AM
The ummah benefited from his writings and sermons
May Allah place him in the highest of His paradise.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:59 AM
Our beloved Imam, Shaykh, Mufti, ‘Arif billa, ‘Allama Sa’id Ramadan al-Buti has been taken back to his Lord, Almighty. May Allah [Almighty] grant him a high place in the Jannah, fill his Qabr with light and accept his works. Amin. The grand Mufti of Syria died a Martyrs death yesterday in his Mosque in Damascus due to a suicide bombing.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:08 PM
Regarding those critical of Shaykh al-Buti, keep in mind that: While we may hold Dr. Bouti to have erred in his position--or in details of it--it was a position taken on principle: throughout his scholarly life, he held that uprisings against government cause greater harm than good; result in unnecessary loss of life; result in long-term destabilization and stir the fitnas of religious, sectarian, and ethnic divisions and conflict. Dr. Bouti may have been (inshaAllah) on the "wrong side of history" and his position could have been articulated and embraced in better ways, but it wasn't for any worldly interests nor benefits. From the time of the Companions of the Prophet ﷺ, we have seen the high way of respectful, dignified, principled difference. Be passionate about the truth, but pursue it with reason, restraint, and respect--in ways consonant with the guidance of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:43 PM
Alhabib Ali Al Jifri الحبيب علي الجفري
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"To Allah we belong and unto Him we shall return"
News of our Shaykh, the Allama, the Imam, Muhammad Sa'id Ramadan al-Bouti's passing reached us. On Friday night, during his weekly lesson, in the Jami' al-Iman mosque of Damascus, from a criminal explosion in which his grandson Ahmad and a number of students of knowledge were also martyred. The hearts of those who cognise the value of the great have been ruptured with the news of this loss; a mountain of mountains and a luminary of the luminaries of knowledge.
He spent his life as a teacher, author, and caller to Allah. He was renunciate of the world and courageous to always disclose the truth; with this he exercised his independent judgement on the current situation and determined he was correct, all the while having no concern about gaining the pleasure or anger of people regarding it. Generations of this umma learnt from his lessons and books.
The Shaykh authored over sixty works in various fields that covered philosophical, theoretical, spiritual and sharia-based topics. He participated in countless conferences and seminars and had a specific role in the Algerian conferences of the 1980s that sought to critically review extremist and anathematizing thought. Shaykh al-Bouti was one of the most important signatories of the "A Common Word" document.
Allah graciously blessed me to learn from him, keep his company and travel with him. I saw in him knowledge, cautiousness, abstinence, a heart replete with the love of Allah and eyes that profusely shed tears of love and reverential awe. He rejected the world when it was often presented to him, sufficing himself with a modest apartment and that which helped him get by.
I spoke to him on the phone two weeks ago and the last thing he said to me was: "Only a few days of my life remain and I shall breathe the air of Paradise; do not forget your brother in your prayers."
Scholars who differed with him, let alone those who agreed with him, bore testimony to his truthfulness, integrity and cautiousness, and that he never voiced an issue except that which his independent judgement and inspection had led him to.
In his last days he used to say: "I sincerely hope that everyone who has slandered me or thrown accusations at me due to their own judgement is not spared the reward of a mujtahid*"
O Allah accept him as a martyr and grant him the highest Paradise, al-Firdaws, and make his arrival unto Your presence an intercession for himself, his family, his students, and in lifting the tribulation which has befallen Shaam, it's people and the umma, and grant him a righteous successor.
Those who find this heinous crime palatable by reason of their difference with the Shaykh's stance are accomplices with the perpetrators and share in the sin of murder and aggressing upon the houses of Allah.
(* A jurist who exercises independent legal reasoning. Their reward has been established through the hadith
Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:43 PM
Alhabib Ali Al Jifri الحبيب علي الجفري comments on this: "When you see such a stance from leaders of the [Syrian] revolution with those they firmly disagree with and then see the responses of others, who celebrate and rejoice at this crime, you will realize the vileness of trading in bloodshed in matters of intellectual difference."
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