Innā lillāhi wa innā ilayhī rājiʿūn. Indeed, to Allah we belong, and to Him we are returning.
It is with the greatest sadness that we pass on the news of the passing of the beloved mother of our esteemed murabbi, Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad. A dedicated teacher of Qur’ān for many decades, and well into her 80s, we understand that the shaykh’s mother had just made wudu and had sat down to perform the ‘Asr prayer, when Allah took her soul. May He have mercy upon her.
A fundraising page has been set up on her behalf, so please do contribute in whatever way you can – be that through making a donation, sharing the page with family, friends, and colleagues, or making du’ā for the deceased.
It is envisaged that the accumulated funds will be utilised to build a masjid and water well/ pump or other water-related projects in her name, raḥimaha Allah.
A heartfelt message from our Chief Editor
Never underestimate the power of good deeds
Just as death is to be taken with the utmost seriousness, it is worth remembering that no good deed is to be taken lightly, either.
If you are within your means to offer one pence or one ‘share’ through your mobile device, we can be confident that – with the best of intentions – these actions will be of immense benefit to ourselves, and most crucially, to the deceased.
Three key messages relayed from Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad to our Tarbiyah Editor
Closely following the death of his dear mother, Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad shared a trio of poignant and powerful messages with Shaykh Ali Hammuda, Tarbiyah Editor at Islam21c.
Having been blessed by Allah to be by the side of his mother prior to her passing, the shaykh felt that these messages were vitally important to pass on to others; watch the video below to learn what these three pieces of invaluable advice are:
Even into her 80s, the shaykh’s mother continued to teach the Qur’ān in Arabic, and utilised Zoom to deliver virtual classes. A remarkable matriarch who was the Arabic and Qur’ān teacher of many of her grandchildren, she will be dearly missed by her family, her friends, and the entire team at Islam21c.
She touched a great many lives in an incredibly impactful way. May Allah grant her a place in Jannat ul-Firdaws.