Sunday, February 8, 2009

Condolences on the sudden demise of Hazrat Hamidullah r.a.

Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 22:41:09 +0600
Subject: Condolence
From: Sunita Paul
To: K A Huq

Respected Brother Kazi Huq,
I am terribly shocked to hear that our loving brother Moulana Hafez Hamidullah, who had been championing the cause of interfaith understanding and harmony, suddenly left this world, for eternal peace. 
May G-d reward him for his life long dedication towards humanity and good to this world.
We shall surely miss a real guardian in Bangladesh, who never hesitated in standing against all forms of religious hatred and fanaticism.
Kindly convey my profound condolence to the members of his family and everyone else, who loved him for his extra ordinary dedication to humankind.
I shall include him in my prayers tonight and hope everyone in the world will also do so.
Your Sister, 


Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2009 11:59:08 +0200
From: "David Rosen"
Subject: RE: Top BKA Leader - Sponsor of Muslim-Jews Dialogue - Dies in Dhaka
To: "Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon"

Dear Honorable Kazi Azizul Haq ,

I send you and your community my sincere condolences on the passing of Hazrat Maulana Hafez Hamidullah from this earthly abode. Such an early death of a learned and courageous lover of peace and dialogue is a loss for the world at large. I pray that his example and teaching will increasingly inspire others to follow in his paths of righteousness.

Having just lost my own brother - a great rabbi- at the same age as that of Hazrat Maulana Hafez Hamidullah, his loss is also personally poignant.

May Allah bless us to emulate their faith and goodness.

Ma salame,

Chief Rabbi Dr. David Rosen , KCSG
Chairman, International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC),
International Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Committee (AJC) 
tel :+972-2-6255281 fax:+972-2-6256527

Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2009 21:42:47 +0800
From: Nizamuddin Ahmed
Subject: Condolence
To: Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon
 Dear Kazi Azizul Haq Bhai , 

I deeply condole the sad demise of Hazrat Maulana Hafez Manidullah . May Allah place his soul to the heaven of the highest order and pray for the peace of his bereaved family and community.
Thanks and regards
Nizam Ahmed
Senior Correspondent
Dhaka Bureau, Reuters News, Thomson Reuters 
Phone:+880-2-8330123, +880-2-8330121
Mobile: +880-1819-221594

Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 12:15:22 +0200
From: Asher Eder
Cc: Salah Choudhury

Shalom / Salaam,

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Abraham's Family.

Please, receive my heartfelt condolence for the demise of our dear Brother the Moulana Hamidullah. 

Although I had not the privilege to get acquainted personally with him, yet his honesty and true love of all the members of Abraham's Family in the Spirit of the Creator of all of us made - and makes - me feel so close to all of you, and share my grieve for the un timely departure of that one of us.

Sorry that I am somewhat late with that letter of mine - my PC was out of order for several days, and got fixed only to-day.

Hope to meet once personally, either here in Israel or in your country, to look into your eyes, embrace you, and share our views and hopes,

Sincerely yours,

Asher Eder
Jewish Co-Chairman,

Islam-Israel Fellowship, Yerushalayim/Israel

From: "Famigla Kossover"
Subject: A message of condolence on the passing of a great man
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:25:02 +0200

My Dear Honorable Kazi Azizul Haq,
One of the duties every believing Jew is taught is to seek peace with his brothers. When a scholar who seeks to do this passes to his Eternal Reward, a bright flame is lit in the heavens, but a candle goes out here where we yet remain. Even here in Israel, I and others have heard of the efforts of Hazrat Hafez Hamidullah in his endeavors to bring peace between Moslems and Jews, so that the various Children of Abraham (PBUH) can view each other as brothers with love, and his passing to a different stage in his existence is a gain for the heavens that receive him and a loss for all of us who have not yet joined him.
I offer what puerile condolence a man can offer in the face of Destiny. The Eternal gives us so much time to accomplish His appointed tasks, and then decides when we have accomplished enough of these tasks. Apparently, developing the Bengladesh Khelafat Andolon was a big part of these appointed tasks. All we can do is praise the good deeds and pray and hope that the memory of Hazrat Hafez Hamidullah will be a blessing upon all of us. May you and your community and may the family of this great man be comforted by Allah in your time of grief and loss; may you draw courage and sustenance from this scholar's example to continue on in the holy task of seeking reconciliation and peace. 
A thought for you all. The Eternal only gives us to accomplish what He thinks we can accomplish. And most of us never really exceed with our reach what we can grasp. So much remains yet for us all to do.
May you all only hear good news.
Blessings from the Mountains of Samaria,
Reuven Kossover  

From: "Yehuda Stolov"
Subject: Condolences
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 13:39:55 +0200
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Dear Honorable Kazi Azizul Haq ,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the early passing away of Hazrat Maulana Hafez Hamidullah. I wish you and your community with the traditional Jewish prayer: May God comfort you ... and you should know no sorrow!

I do wish we can all follow his footsteps and continue develop the good relations between Jews and Muslims.
Yours sincerely,
Yehuda Stolov
Yehuda Stolov, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Interfaith Encounter Association