Jun 15, 2009

Al-Fatihah untuk Ustaz Fathi Yakan

Al-Fatihah untuk Almarhum Al-Ustaz Fathi Yakan
Lebanon bids farewell to head of Islamic Action Front
Lebanon bid on Sunday farewell to the head of the Islamic Action Front Sheikh Dr. Fathi Yakan who passed away one day ago.
Sunday, 14 June 2009 13:24

 

World Bulletin / News Desk

Lebanon bid on Sunday farewell to the head of the Islamic Action Front Sheikh Dr. Fathi Yakan who passed away one day ago, Al Manar TV said. 

He was 76 years old. 

The Islamic Action Front announced Saturday the death of Yakan. In a statement, the Front said Yakan passed away on Saturday afternoon in Hotel Dieu Hospital, where he was admitted on Friday night. 

Hezbollah said in a statement, "it mourned Yakan as one of the most prominent intellects and unity advocates in the Islamic nation." 

"The Islamic nation feels severe pain and serious loss for the loss of this great scholar" 

"While Hezbollah offers the deepest condolences and consolations to the Islamic Action Front and the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the world and the family of this late great leader," the statement concluded. 

Who is Yakan? 

Dr. Fathi Yakan is a prominent Islamic scholar and caller. he was born in Tripoli, north of Lebanon, on the 9th of February 1933. 

With a Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Sheikh Yakan was among the pioneers of the Islamic movement in the 1950s. He was also the General Secretary of the Lebanese Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya from 1962 until 1992 when he won his seat in the Lebanese parliament. 

Sheikh Yakan initiated a key role between ruling government and the opposition in a bid to end the rule crisis in the wake of the 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon. 

Dr. Yakan was married to Mrs Mona Haddad with whom he had established a private Islamic university (Al-Jinan University). He has four daughters and a son. 

Sheikh Yakan was known for his support for resistance movements in Lebanon and the Arab and Islamic worlds. 

He is the author of more than 35 books, some of them were translated into many languages, including: How do we call for Islam? Towards a unified global Islamic Movement. What does "I'm a Muslim" mean?

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