(WASHINGTON, DC, 12/14/2004) – CAIR today offered its condolences on the
death of noted Islamic scholar Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf, who passed away
Saturday in Bethesda, Md.
“To Allah we belong, and to Him we return. On behalf of the entire CAIR
board of directors and staff, I offer the deepest sympathy and condolences
for this great loss to Muslims worldwide,” said CAIR Executive Director
Nihad Awad. “Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf was a well-known professor of Islamic
studies and education and the knowledge he leaves behind will benefit
future generations of Muslims.”
The late professor Abdul Rauf was buried yesterday at the Washington
National Cemetery in Suitland, Md., next to his son, Ali, who died in 1993.
Dr. Abdul Rauf is survived by his wife, Buthayna, and his four children,
Feisal, Aisha, Salwa and Ayman.