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 Wali Shaykh Yusuf Utum from Jordan has Passed away today at the age of 124. 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.
The Shaykh was one of the Last students of Muhaddith al-Akbar Shaykh Sayyid Badruddin al-Hassani Rahimahullah from Damascus, he was around 124 years old and he was one of the students of Muhaddith al-Akbar Shaykh Badruddin al-Hassani Rahimahullah from Damascus and Shaykh Ali al-Dhiqr Rahimahullah from Damascus.
The Man who Symbolised a Century
A eulogy in honour of the Saint Shaykh Yusuf Utum who passed away today in Jordan, aged 124 years.
Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi
We commiserate with the entire Muslim World upon the demise of Shaykh Yusuf Utum – A prominent figure, known for his knowledge, piety and devotion. He was a senior scholar, or rather, the head of senior scholars in Jordan. He lived for nearly 125 years, yet he was always cognisant, always turning to His Lord, occupied with disseminating knowledge and offering guidance to scholars and students.
Without a doubt, he was a man who epitomised a nation; a single man who embodied a century of knowledge, experience and devotion. He lived honourably and passed away revered. With his passing away a great generation of scholars, from Jordan and elsewhere, came to an end. He was a student of Shaykh Badr Al-Din Al-Hasani and Shaykh Ali Al-Daqar.
The noble Shaykh returned to the Mercy of Allah Almighty today. His funeral prayer will be performed tomorrow after Asr prayer. We extend our deepest condolences to his children, grandchildren, relatives, to His Eminence Shaykh Abd Al-Karim Khasawneh – Grand Mufti of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – to all of the Scholars of Jordan and to the Shaykh’s students; praying to Allah that He envelope the Shaykh in His Mercy, His Pleasure and bless all of his family and students.
Verily, to Allah we belong andverily to Him we will return.
رحمه الله تعالى رحمة واسعة ورضي عنه، اللهم ائجرنا في مصيبتنا واخلفنا خيرا منها..
وهو من تلاميذ الشيخ بدر الدين الحسني رضي الله عنه