Chairman Islamic Supreme Council in Iraq (SICI) Sayyid Ammar Al-Hakim expressed his sorrow over the death of the scholar professor Taha Jabir Al-Alwani, his eminence described the late as a remarkable icon in Iraq educational journey, pointing out that Alwani has known remarks in Iraqi, Islamic and international cultural venues and lead a number of distinctive institutions at all levels. 

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His eminence indicated in his statement published on March 5, 2016, that the late followed a methodology of seeking intellectual and Quran related evidences when writing and researching, and he had courage writing for removing questioning on Islam, he was in good relations with Imam Muhsin Al-Hakim (god bless) and the remarkable martyr Sayyid Mahdi Al-Hakim (god bless), enabling him to have a great role in closing gaps between doctrines.

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Below is his eminence’s statement 

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With great sorrow we received news that the great Iraqi author and intellectual, the scholar professor Taha Jabir Al-Alwani who passed away to God\'s heaven, the dear late professor is a remarkable icon in iraq educational journey, having known remarks in Iraqi, Islamic and international cultural venues, he was the head of a number of distinctive institutions in Arabic, Islamic and global levels, he seeked intellectual and quran related evidences when writing and researching, he courageously wrote for removing questioning on Islam, he was in good relations with the nation\'s religious authority reference Sayyid Muhsin Al-Hakim (god bless) and the remarkable martyr Sayyid Mahdi Al-Hakim (god bless) , and through these ties Alwani had an outstanding role in closing gaps between doctrines, we ask almighty Allah to grant the deceased mercy and paradise.

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And we surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return

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                                                                                      Ammar Al-Hakim

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                                                                 Chairman Supreme Islamic Council in Iraq

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                                                                              26 Jamada Al-Ola 1437

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                                                                                     5, March 2016