Shaykh Said Ramadan al Bouti Passes Away:
Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly traveling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.
The Erudite Scholar Shaykh Said Ramadan al-Bouti from Syria has Passed Away. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.
Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad al-Yaqoubi Hafidahullah has said:
The Syrian Regime kills Dr. Bouti
A Statement from Sh. Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi Hafidahullah
We have sadly received the news that the great Allamah Dr. Sa’eed Ramadan Bouti was martyred today in car bomb in Damascus.
It is a big calamity for Muslims in loosing such a great figure who was a Mujaddid for the Deen and who defended Islam and the doctrine of Ahlusunnah for several decades.
We have had news that he was panning to move outside Syria and that he began to understand the atrocities of the regime there the regime decided to get rid of him. He was surrounded by heavy security who limited his movement. However, we denounce his killing whether the regime did it or the takfiri groups.
People should not killed in such a political struggle because of their opinions.
We offer our condolences to his family, his students, and to the people of Damascus and we pray for him and for all who were killed with him (21 people) that Allah grant him and them the highest ranks in al-Firdous.
The Shaykh also said:
“We strongly condemn the bombing of mosques and the killing of people inside them. We have no doubt that the regime is responsible for the killing of Dr. Bouti, as we have reliable information on this. In fact, we were working towards to convince him defect from the regime and move outside Syria. The last article we wrote refuting his stance entitled “To Dr Bouti: Wake up from Your State of intoxication” had reached him, and he had begun thinking seriously about breaking away. One of his inner circle was assisting in this effort, Dr. Bouti was preparing to declare something against the regime on Friday as a suprise. We have no doubt that the regime was listening in on all his discussions, and therefore decided to get rid of him.”
Shaykh Habib Ali al-Jifri said about shaykh al-Bouti rahimahullah :
“To Allah we belong and unto Him we return…”
The news has reached us of the martyrdom of our Shaykh, the savant; the authoritative scholar: Muhammad Said bin Ramadan al-Bouti, on Friday night, as he was giving his weekly lesson in the Al-Iman mosque of Damascus, by a loathsome bombing attack in which his grandson, Ahmad, and a number of students of knowledge were also martyred.
The hearts of those who appreciate the value of the great are rent asunder by the news of this loss (of) a tremendous mountain among alps, a leading light among luminaries of erudition. He spent his entire life teaching, preaching, and writing – with abstention from the fleeting world and courage in asserting what his considered analysis (ijtihad) lead him to conclude was the truth without regard to whether it pleased people or angered them.
Generations of this Nation (Umma) have learned in his classes and from his books.
Allah has generously favored me with being able to take (learn) from him, and with keeping his company both in travel and at rest: and I found knowledge, scruples, abstention, a heart filled with the love of Allah, and tearful eyes with tears of adoration and inspiring awe.
The world was offered to him time and again and he refused contenting himself with a modest dwelling and with a subsistent livelihood.
Indeed I spoke with him by phone two weeks ago and among the last things he said was:
“Nothing but a few set days remain of this life (of mine), and I shall repose in the Garden afterwards. So don’t forget your brother when in prayer.”
Even those who differed with him among the upright scholars, to say nothing of those who agreed with him, attested to genuineness, trustworthiness, and scrupulousness (on his part) and that he never gave voice to other than that which his considered analysis and opinion lead him to.
I would discuss the current events unfolding in the land (of Syria) with him. At times it was strong discussion with very diverging points of view but never did I find it followed by any estrangement or resentment on his part. Quite to the contrary, he would say in the final days of his life (Allah envelop him in mercy):
“It is my hope that all who impugn or castigate me as a result of considered analysis not be deprived of the reward of considered analysis.”
Oh Allah accept him in Your presence with the martyrs, and grant him residence in the LoftyFirdauce of Jannah, and make his preceding onto You a means of intercession for him, his household and students, and a means of lifting the distress from Sham; its people; and the Nation (Umma), and let him be succeeded by a righteous successor.
Whoever deems this deplorable atrocity to be acceptable in any measure, due to differing in stance or opinion (with the Shaykh), is an abettor to those who perpetrated it, (sharing) in the transgression of murder and the atrocity of desecrating the houses of Allah.
A Special Thanks to Sidi Qays for the translation!
The Death of the Noble Shaykh Rahimahullah:
The Coffin of the Late Shaykh Rahimahullah
Shaykh Usama al-Sayyid al-Azhari posted the following regarding the noble death of Shaykh al-Buti: “He was martyred while was explaining the tenth verse of Surah Ali ‘Imran. When the explosion happened, he embraced the Qur’an to his chest, and when they tried to move him, he fell in prostration and they were unable to lift him for awhile.”
The Burial of the Late Shaykh:
We have received news that the Lofty Allama Shaykh Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti Rahimahullah has been buried next to Sultan Salahuddin al-Ayyubi Rahimahullah!
Shaykh Ramadan Al-Bouti’s Last Words In Public Gathering, A Supplication Against The Current Syrian Regime. Ameen To His Duas!
The shaykh spent his entire life as a teacher, author, and caller to Allah. He was renunciate of the world and courageous to always disclose the truth. Generations of this umma learnt from his lessons and books.
The Shaykh authored over sixty works in various fields that covered philosophical, theoretical, spiritual and sharia-based topics.
He was born in 1929 in the village of Jilka, which belongs to the island of “Butan”, i.e. Ibn ‘Umar, situated inside the Turkish boundaries, north of Iraq. He immigrated to Damascus with his late father, Mulla Ramadan when he was four years old. Shaykh Ramadan Al-Buti completed his secondary study in the Institute of Islamic Guidance in Damascus, and joined the faculty of religion at Al-Azhar University. He acquired ‘The International’ Certificate there in 1955. The following year, he joined the faculty of Arabic Language at Al-Azhar and acquired a Diploma at the end of the same year.
He was appointed as dean in the faculty of religion at Damascus University in 1960, and deputed to Al-Azhar University to attain doctorate in the roots of the Islamic law. He graduated in 1965.
He was appointed as instructor in the college of law of Damascus University in 1965, as a deputy of the college and later on and as its dean. He has participated in many global conferences and symposia, and was a member in the royal society of the Islamic Civilization Researches in Amman, and a member in the higher board of Oxford academy.
He spoke Turkish and Kurdish well, and also speaks English. He wrote no less than forty books on the sciences of religion, literature, philosophy and sociology, the problems of civilization and others.
Dr. M. Sa’id Ramadan Al-Buti is the Head of the Beliefs and Religions Department in The Faculty of the Islamic Law, Damascus University
He lectured almost every day in the mosques of Damascus and other Syrian cities. Thousands of men and women attended his lectures.
He wrote in several newspapers and journals on Islamic topics including providing replies to a large number of questions he received, concerning verdicts or consultations important to the people.
The Shaheed Shaykh Said Ramadan al-Bouti Rahimahullah Meets one of the Abdaal, Shaykh Ahmad Habbal Rahimahullah in Damascus:
Interview with Shaykh Dr. Said Ramadan al-Bouti Rahimahullah with English subtitles:
The immense humility of Shaykh Ramadhan Al-Bouti (May Allah Bless his soul):
Rare Audio of Shaykh Mullah Ramadan al-Bouti Rahimahullah (The father of Shaykh Said Ramadan al Bouti Rahimahullah):