Shaykh Hamza Yusuf with his mother in Turkey in July 2011

Wishing his blessed mother a gentle and gracious return.
“Indeed we belong to Allah and to Allah we shall surely return”.

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf’s beloved mother last night, just a couple of months after his father. She was not an ordinary mother. Her love for humanity has prevailed and drew Allah’s love and tawfiq for her to be admitted to Islam. Very few are very fortunate enough to witness both themselves embracing Islam and their parents embracing it in their lifetime. Allah be with him and his family during this time. By the Grace of Allah, his mother took the Shahada a few years ago. Allah grant her Firdaus along with her late husband who also accepted Islam prior to passing away.

Office of Amani: We are so saddened to hear of the news of your mother’s passing. Our prayers for all of you will continue.

أصدق التعازي إلى أسرة الشيخ حمزة يوسف في وفاة أمه الشيخة إليزابيث هانسون

نتقدم بأحر التعازي وأصدق مشاعر المواساة والتعاطف لمؤسس الشيخ ولحرمه في وفاة أمه نسأل المولى عز وجل أن يتغمد فقيدنا العزيز في جنة الرضوان و أن يلهمكم جميعا الصبر والسلوان. ونتقدم أيظا بالتعازي لذوي الفقيده في دولة المتحدة الشقيقه وإنا لله وانا اليه راجعون