(مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ قَضَى نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَنْتَظِرُ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلاً)
“Among the believers are men true to what they promised Allah. Among them is he who has fulfilled his vow [to the death], and among them is he who awaits [his chance]. And they did not alter [the terms of their commitment] by any alteration.” [Al-Ahzab: 23]
With patient hearts, Hizb ut Tahrir in the Blessed Land of Palestine mourns the loss of one of its righteous members:
Sheikh Atallah Taha Saleh Riya (Abu Taha)
Who surrendered his soul to his Creator on Tuesday 16/2/2021 in Bethlehem, after a lifetime spent in the obedience of Allah (swt) and His Messenger (saw), carrying the Da’wah and being a faithful guardian of Islam.
The deceased was one of the aware members, hastening to the forgiveness of his Lord and to a garden as wide as the heavens and the earth. He carried the Da’wah with Hizb ut Tahrir, and was a strong advocate of the truth, harsh against the oppressors, not fearing in Allah the blame of the blamers, reconciling among people, seeking goodness among them. The mosques testify to his many talks, as he, may Allah have mercy on him, did not leave a place or a meeting except that he called to Allah in it , enjoining the good and forbidding the evil.
May Allah have mercy on our dear brother Abu Taha; he was courteous, open-minded, loving to the Da’wah and its members until his last days, expressing this in a message to his brothers in the call, where he said:
“You are my beloved, my brothers, and the crown on my head, and I thank Allah that when I leave this world, I leave in it with men of firm and steadfast determination, and I had the honor to get to know them and carry the Da’wah with them and beside them.”
We ask you, O Allah, to be merciful upon Your servant Abu Taha, be generous to him, cause his entrance to be wide, and raise him with the Prophets, the truthful, the Martyrs and the righteous, and these are the best of those to be in the company of.
To Allah belongs that which He takes and that which He gives. To Allah we belong and unto Him we shall return.
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in the Blessed Land – Palestine
4 Rajab 1442 – Tuesday, 16 February 2021
No: BN/S 1442 / 09