Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef, the founder and president of AlMaghrib Institute, has died at the age of 47, according to a statement signed by his family and friends.
The statement said Shaykh Muhammad, who was healthy with no illness, suddenly passed away on Thursday night.
To Allah we belong and to Him we return.
Today, Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef – founder of DiscoverU and AlMaghrib – suddenly passed away.
This man was a giant in our Ummah, taught us the power of Dua, and to always rely on Allah. He raised a nation of Dua makers in all of us. pic.twitter.com/wo6iNlReYy
— Muhammad Alshareef (@shMuhammad) July 21, 2022
Shaykh Muhammad’s sudden death has sent shock waves through the circle of world Muslims, as they appreciated the deceased’s works and efforts for dawah.
“He taught us the power of Dua, and to always rely on Allah. He raised a nation of Dua makers in all of us,” the statement by the family added.
“So today, we ask Allah to make us all a hujjah for him in the Akhirah, for everything he taught us to be counted in his scale of good deeds with him, and that Allah beautifies his reception, forgive him his sins, and enter him into Al-Firdaws.”
In expressing his sadness, American Muslim Yasir Qadhi says on Twitter: “I am at a loss for words”.
My dear friend and mentor, founder of @Almaghrib, Ustadh Muhammad AlShareef, just passed away suddenly.
The heart is sad, the eye sheds tears, but we say only what pleases Allah.
إنّا لله وإنّا إليه راجعون
اللهم اغفر له وارفع درجته في العليّين! pic.twitter.com/PVGlBorF6T
— Dr. Yasir Qadhi (@YasirQadhi) July 21, 2022
Imam Suhaib Webb also shared a prayer for the deceased on Twitter.
Allah bless, raise and illuminate the hereafter of Sheikh Muhammad Alshareef
In my experiences with him, he was always composed and full of joy. His efforts to educate English speaking Muslims were pioneering. رحمه الله وإنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون pic.twitter.com/lA1fdydTUi
— suhaib Webb (@ImamSuhaibWebb) July 21, 2022
Similar messages have been shared by Sheikh Hamza A. Tzortzis, Sheikh AbdurRaheem McCarthy, Sheikh Yūsuf Badāt, Boonaa Mohammed, and others.
To Allah we belong and to Him is our return. May Allah forgive Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef and grant him jannatul firdeous. https://t.co/nYUVuEYQ3X
— Hamza A. Tzortzis (@HATzortzis) July 21, 2022
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
May Allah have mercy on our brother Shaykh Muhammad AlShareef who suddenly passed away this afternoon in Dubai.
May Allah make all his efforts he did for the Ummah heavy in his scale of good deeds 🤲🏻 pic.twitter.com/COCqTxKKNx
— AbdurRaheem McCarthy (@shmccarthy) July 21, 2022
To God We Belong and To Him Shall We Return
Upon hearing the passing of Shaykh Muḥammad Alshareef, I am inspired to write a few words.
As a young child, I recall being in the same class as Shaykh Muḥammad Alshareef for taḥfīdh (memorization of the Noble Qur’ān)
— Yūsuf Badāt (@BadatYusuf) July 21, 2022
To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return!
The Muslim world is mourning the passing of a great leader and visionary Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef. May Allah forgive him and elevate his ranks to the highest levels of Jannah Al-Firdous! pic.twitter.com/MiHltJU6GP
— Boonaa Mohammed (@boonaamohammed) July 22, 2022
Born in 1975 and raised in Canada, Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef memorized the Quran and later obtained Islamic Law degree from the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia in 1999.
Through the AlMaghrib Institute, he taught university-level seminars on Islam and conducted seminars across the USA and Canada, as well as in Australia.