"Among the believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah, of them some have fulfilled their obligations (i.e. have been martyred), and some of them are still waiting, but they have never changed" [al-Ahzaab:23]
We mourn with the Muslim Ummah the death of Sheikh Fathi Muhammad Saleem Abu Ghazi on the 12th of October 2008 corresponding to the 13th of Shawwal 1429 Hijri. Sheikh Abu Ghazi was one of the highly respected thinkers, scholars and politicians of the Ummah. He wrote widely on Islamic thought and political analysis and his interviews and articles were frequently published by the Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir.
May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’aala) have Mercy on him and raise him up with the Prophets, Siddiqqeen (truthful), Shuhadaah (martyrs) and Saliheen (righteous) and how excellent is their company!
Indeed, the eyes weep and the hearts grieve and we are bereaved by the departure of Sheikh Abu Ghazi! But we shall not say anything except that which pleases our Lord:
"Those who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." [al-Baqarah:156]
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