Shaykh Muhammad Adib Kallas, the great Islamic scholar, Hanafi faqih, theologian, and teacher of scholars, has died today–October 21st, 2009–in Damascus, Syria. He was 88 years old, having lived a life dedicated to knowledge, teaching, and selfless service to seekers of knowledge.
Those who were fortunate to have met him agree that he was one of the most remarkable of people you could meet. Despite being a mountain of knowledge, he was a man of deep humility and pure, sincere service to others. Even into his 80’s, he would serve tea himself to his guests, and give time to even beginner students and would entertain even the most basic of questions.