jazakAllah khair

Although you have probably already heard, the translator of my favorite book, Muhtar Holland, passed away this last weekend.

inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon

Being one who is a hopeless failure in the way of learning language, most of the great books of the deen are out of my reach.  Alhamdulilah for men like Br. Muhtar, who have been bringing us non arabic speakers gems like “Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship.”  This book changed my life, and completely re-oriented by view of the pillars of the religion.  If you haven’t read it yet, buy it and read it asap!

As I told AbuS of Br. Muhtar’s passing and lamented the fact that he did not finish his current project – a translation of the tafsir written by Sheikh Abdal Qadir al-Jailani.  AbuS replied – SubhanAllah!  To be able to pass away while translating the Qur’an!  If only we could all be so lucky.

SubhanAllah indeed.

JazakAllah khair Br. Muhtar, for all your hard work.  May Allah (swt) reward you greatly.

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