انا لله وانا اليه راجعون
It saddens us to offer our eulogy on the passing of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammad Saeed Al-Hakim, after a life full of service, the pursuit of knowledge, and the propagation of the teachings of Islam.
Today the Hawza Ilmiyya of Najaf has lost one of its giants, a leading religious authority of formidable excellence in jurisprudence and other Islamic disciplines.
The deceased scholar was a man of patience and sacrifice having been imprisoned by Saddam’s regime for many years and later escaping an assassination attempt in 2003. In the dire circumstances of the prisons, he would lift the spirits of inmates with his lectures remembering the Ahlulbayt (as) in addition to giving Hawza lessons.
We offer our condolences to the Imam of our time, to the maraja and hawza ilmiyya, to his family and friends, and to the Muslim ummah at large on this sad occasion.
We are from Allah and to Him we return.
Ahlulbayt Islamic Mission (AIM)
4th September 2021