Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It Happened Again In SYRIA (SHAAM)

A picture of the Shaykh few months ago.

Allahumma Salli 'ala Sayyidinaa Muhammad wa aalihi wa sallam.
Indeed it has happened again in Syria just after the recent one that happened. Syria cries, the Ulamaa shed tears, the students are sad and the heaven is glad to welcome one of its occupants.

I once posted on the passing away of Shaykh Abul Hasan al Kurdi (RA) who was one of the greatest Syrian Reciters and at the end of my post I asked, who will be next...

It didn't take too long for my question to be answered as we witnessed reality today. Today, is another day that we should print on our hearts because it is a day that we should start reflecting AGAIN on the hadith of the best of mankind ('alayhis salaatu was salaam) when he said "Truly, Allah does not remove Sacred Knowedge by taking it out of servants, but rather by taking back the souls of Islamic scholars [in death], until, when He has not left a single scholar, the people take the ignorant as leaders, who are asked for and who give Islamic legal opinion without knowledge, misguided and misguiding" (Fath al-Bari, 1.194, hadith 100).

As the angel of death visited one of the houses of knowledge today, he took the soul of our teacher, Allaamah, Shaykh ad dunya, Al Faqih Adeeb al Kallaas. His janaazah was read at the Ommayah masjid where so many shuyukh and people all over Syria and outside came to join in.

Shaykh Muhammad Saamir An Nass spoke about this great Shaykh who was his teacher and praised him in the highest form reminding people how he felt when he last visited him after the Shaykh stopped teaching due to his illness. So beautiful put when he said, " he stopped giving external classes but didn't stop giving lessons on the knowledge of the internal science by sitting with him"
One of the speakers said, " Shaykh Adeeb al Kallaas was the Haashiyah of Ibn 'Aabideeen, he was someone to return to on issues of aqeedah, Nahw, Sarf, and any science we can think of"

Shaykh Kurayyim Raajih was also amongst those who spoke after the janaazah and some of those who were present were Shaykh Abdul Lateef Farfur, Shaykh Muhammad al Ya'qubi, Shaykh Sa'eed Burhani.

Shaykh Adeeb Al Kallaas was a close friend of Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al Halabi as they bought sought knowledge together.

may ALLAH grant him one of the best abodes in HIS paradise and join him with HIS belove Prophet (SAW).

Please read Surah al Faatihah for our late Shaykh and Ikhlas and for those who can do more, may ALLAH reward you in both worlds with the best of blessings.

Was salaamu alaykum.