Sheikh Al Hanooti: The People’s Sheikh



MAS Offers Condolences on the Passing of Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hanooti

6/8/2015 The Muslim American Society (MAS) extends its deepest condolences to the family and community of Sheikh Mohammad Al-Hanooti. Sh. Al-Hanooti was the Mufti (interpreter of Islamic law) for the Washington metropolitan area and a member of the Fiqh Council of North America.

His scholarship and service to his community was one of the most respected and loved in the Eastern seaboard. Despite his extensive knowledge and wisdom, Sh. Al-Hanooti was known as the “people’s Sheikh” due to his commitment to the poor, love of children, and accessibility to anyone who needed him. His three funeral prayers and burial were attended by over 10,000 people this past Friday June 5th, 2015.

“To Allah we belong and to Him we shall all return. We pray that Allah, Most High, rewards Sh. Al-Hanooti with the highest rank in Jannah. We ask that He provide his family with patience and healing, and provides our community with the wisdom to live up to his legacy of service to all around him,” said Mazen Mokhtar, Executive Director of MAS.


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