Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, issued a statement in which he declared the death of scholar Dr. Sayyid Mohammad Bahr Al Ulloum (May Allah lighten his stay in earth), expressing his immense sorrow and sadness and extending condolences to grand religious authorities, scientific hawzas and the family of Bahr Al Ulloum for this grave calamity.

Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim indicated in a statement issued on Tuesday, 7/4/2015, that the death of this unique personality is a great loss to the Arab and Muslim worlds, in view of the prestigious political weight and space for dialogue that he represented owing to the efforts and dedication he made and showed for the sake of his just cause of defending Islam, Arabism, Iraq and vulnerable populations.

Below the text of the statement
 

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful

“Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return"
 

We have received with deep sorrow and sadness the news of the death of our dearest Sayyid, the deceased missed by the nation, by science and by jihad, the great scholar late Dr. Sayyid Mohammad Bahr Al Ulloum (May Allah lighten his stay in earth). As we extend our condolences to the owner of age and time, to the grand religious authorities, the scientific hawzas and the family of Bahr Al Ulloum for this grave calamity, we send-off this high figure of knowledge, thought and jihad.

The deceased has enriched the arena of struggle and thought with constructive giving throughout his honorable lifetime. His fingerprints were clear in our contemporary political history, in the resistance of Saddam’s dictatorship and in the construction of the new Iraq.

The death of this unique personality is a great loss to the Arab and Muslim worlds, in view of the prestigious political weight and space for dialogue that he represented owing to the efforts and dedication he made and showed for the sake of his just cause of defending Islam, Arabism, Iraq and vulnerable populations.

In the end, I invoke the Supreme and the Most Noble to have mercy on the deceased and to gather him with his honorable grandfathers, and to grant his parents and loved ones patience; He is All-Hearer and Supreme-Answerer, the [best] outcome is for the righteous.

 

Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim

Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq