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The Union offers condolences on the passing of Jordanian Islamic Jurist Dr. Samer Mazen Al-Qabjat

Allah, the Almighty, said in Surah Al-Fajr (27-30): "O soul at peace, return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing, and enter among My servants, and enter My Paradise."

With profound sadness and a heart content with the decree of Allah, the International Union of Muslim Scholars received the news of the passing of Dr. Samer Mazen Al-Qabjat, a highly respected Jordanian Islamic jurist. He peacefully departed from this world on Wednesday while receiving medical treatment in the United States.

Contributions and Publications: The late Dr. Samer Al-Qabjat, may Allah have mercy upon him, leaves behind a profound legacy of valuable contributions and research. His notable works include 'Adat Al-Mutawaffi 'Anha Zawjuha: Ahkam wa Adab' (The Rulings and Etiquettes Concerning the Widow), 'Mus'afat Al-Hukkam 'Ala Al-Ahkam' (The Judges' Responsibilities in Implementing Rulings), 'Min Dhakirat Al-Manabir' (From the Pulpit's Memoirs), 'Bil Walidayn Ihsanan' (Kind Treatment of Parents), 'Wa Ashiruhunna Bil-Ma'ruf' (Living with Spouses in Kindness), 'Al-Khul'a Al-Qada'iyya' (Judicial Divorce), 'Ida'at min Qanun Al-Ahwal Al-Shakhsiyya Al-Ittihadi' (Insights into the Federal Personal Status Law), and 'Mabadi' Shariah fi At-Talaq wal-'Iddah' (Fundamental Principles of Shariah in Divorce and Waiting Period).

Positions and Responsibilities: Throughout his esteemed career, the late Dr. Samer Al-Qabjat held various significant positions, including the presidency of the Shari'a Court of Appeals in Amman and membership in the Shari'a Judicial Council and the Fatwa Council. Moreover, he selflessly volunteered with the Al-'Afaf Charitable Society, making outstanding contributions to educational and awareness programs.

Awards and Recognition: In 2011, Dr. Al-Qabjat was honored with the prestigious 'Creative Judge' award, part of the Dubai Courts Excellence Awards, organized by the Judicial Council of the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This esteemed award is a testament to his exceptional contributions within the judiciary.

The Islamic community mourns the loss of a devoted advocate. We beseech Allah, the Most High, to forgive him, shower him with His boundless mercy, grant him an abode in the highest ranks of Paradise, and gather him with the prophets and the righteous as their worthy companion. May Allah grant solace and patience to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. Indeed, Allah is the Best of Protectors and the Best of Responders.

"Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return."

Wednesday, 12th Dhul-Qa'dah 1444 AH Corresponding to 1st June 2023 CE

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