Mourning the Loss of Dr. Ahmad Sakr


The Muslim American Society today mourns the loss of Dr. Ahmad Sakr, an Islamic scholar, pioneer, and beloved teacher to many.

Dr. Sakr has left behind a long legacy of activism and scholarship. Most recently, he was the president of the Foundation for Islamic Knowledge and Director of the Islamic Education Center in Walnut, California. He has also served as Director of the Islamic Center of Beirut (Lebanon), a founding member and president of the Muslim Students’ Association of the U.S.A and Canada, currently known as the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a founding member of the World Council of Mosques whose headquarters is in Makkah, and the first director and representative of the Muslim World League to the U.N. Additionally, he was a published author, having written over fifty six books and booklets, not counting the innumerable articles he has had published.

The Janazah Prayer will be held at the Islamic Center of Saint Gabriel Valley (19164 E. Walnut Dr. N., Rowland Heights, CA 91748) on Tuesday, November 24th at Dhuhr Prayer. Burial will be at La Verne Cemetery, 3201 B St La Verne, CA 91750, and Azza will be at ICSGV after Maghrib Prayer, followed by dinner.

To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return. May Allah, subhanahu we ta’ala, shower Dr. Sakr in His mercy and grant him the highest levels of paradise. May He accept his good deeds and make his legacy heavy in his scale on the Day of Judgment, Ameen.

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