After a long journey of intellectual and academic contribution; a journey that spanned decades of tireless efforts in writing, research, teaching, authoring and activism, prominent scholar and intellectual, Dr. Taha Jabir Al-Alwani passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the age of 81.
Dr. Al-Alwani participated as a founder and as a member in many prestigious Islamic institutes and counsels: he was a co-founder of the International Institute of Islamic Thought, USA, founder and former chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America, a founding member of the Muslim World League and a member of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
He authored over 30 books on Fiqh Principles (Usul al-Fiqh), Shariah Objectives, Islamization of Knowledge, Muslims’ intellectual crisis and more.
May Allah shower his soul with mercy and reward him abundantly.
Below are some of scholars’ condolences on the loss of Dr. Al-Alwani.