American Muslims Mourn 'Visionary' Hathout

April 26, 2009

Author: Tamer Abo Asood

Source: Islam Online

http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1239888388552&pagename=Zone-English-News/NWELayout

American Muslims are mourning Dr. Hassan Hathout, a renowned leader who passed away this weekend after a long life in serving the Islamic faith.

"We have lost today a luminary of Islam in North America," Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America, told IslamOnline.net.

"He has been a voice of wisdom, clarity and compassion for Islam for over thirty years in Southern California."

Dr. Hathout, 84, died Saturday in Pasadena, California after a long period of sickness.

"It is with deep sadness we have learned of the sad demise of Dr. Hassan Hathout this afternoon," the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California said in a statement.

"May he be blessed with Jannah al Firdaws and may his family be granted with patience for their irrevocable loss."