On the passing away of Allama Ghulam Rasool Sa‘eedi (ra)

His eminence, Allama Ghulam Rasool Sa‘eedi (ra), the great academic scholar, writer and benefactor of the Ahl al-Sunnah in the present age, has passed away and departed to his Lord. “Indeed we are for Allah, and indeed to Him we are to return.”

Founder and Principal of Jamia Al-Karam, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, is deeply saddened by this scholarly loss and extends condolences to the whole community of the Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jama‘ah. He has expressed his grief in the following words:

“He was a great exegete of the Qur’an, a great scholar of the prophetic tradition, a great jurist, a great teacher and a greatly skilled orator. In pursuit of propagating and promoting Islam, most scholars have contributed with their services by way of one or two means from amongst teaching, writing and public speaking. There are only a few scholars who have worthily served through all three of these means. Allama Ghulam Rasool Sa‘eedi (ra) is from among those illustrious noble scholars who have provided exceptional services in all three of these pursuits. In particular in the field of writing, his commentary to the Qur’an ‘Tafsir Tibyan al-Qur’an’ as well as his commentaries to ‘Sahih al-Bukhari’ and ‘Sahih Muslim’ are unique in their own right. Whilst writing the Qur’an commentary ‘Tafsir Imdad al-Karam’, I have indeed taken much benefit from his ‘Tafsir Tibyan al-Qur’an’. May Allah Most High accept his great contributions and grant him a great status in Paradise. Amin.

“Death is actually for the one who the whole age mourns over,
For everyone enters the world in order to leave it in the end.”