Dear IIIT Community,
With immense grief, we announce the passing of Dr. Taha Jabir Al-Alwani, one of IIIT founders, past presidents, and great leaders. May Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, forgive him and grant him a place in Paradise. Ameen.
Sheikh Taha’s demise is an enormous loss not only for his immediate family but for the larger IIIT family around the world, for the American Muslim community, and the Muslim Ummah.
His remarkable intellectual contributions to the reform and revival of Islamic Thought are an enduring legacy he leaves behind in the form of many books that he wrote, including Islamic Thought: An Approach to Reform, Source Methodology in Islamic Jurisprudence, The Ethics of Disagreement in Islam, and The Qur’an and the Sunnah: The Time-Space Factor.
His intellectual contributions will continue to guide our work at IIIT and that of generations of Muslim scholars and intellectuals throughout the world.
We ask Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, for sabr and strength in this time of grief for his family, friends, and his IIIT colleagues. Please remember him in your du’as.
Details about the janaza prayer, which will be held at ADAMS Sterling, will be sent soon, insha’Allah.