Press Shia – Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad-Sa’id al-Hakim conveyed his condolences on ‎the death of Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Tahir al-Salman, a renowned scholar from al-Ahsa.‎

Press Shia Agency – Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad-Sa’id al-Hakim, a senior Najaf-based source ‎of emulation, conveyed his condolences on the death of Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Tahir al-‎Salman, a renowned scholar from the al-Ahsa region of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. ‎


The message says, “Regretfully, we received the news of the death of the great scholar, ‎Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Tahir al-Salman, who spent his life in the service of knowledge ‎and promoting the religion of Islam and solving the problems of the people‏.‏‎”‎


He added, “We offer our condolences on this tragedy to the families, children and ‎believers of the al-Ahsa region. We ask God Almighty to increase his rank and to ‎resurrect him with the Prophet Muhammad and the Immaculate Family of the Prophet ‎Muhammad and to grant abundant patience to his family‏.‏‎”‎


It should be noted that Hujjat al-Islam al-Salman is one of the renowned scholars from ‎Saudi Arabia, who passed away after suffering for many years on Thursday, December ‎‎6th at the age of 95 lunar years. ‎


This outstanding scholar was born in al-Ahsa in 1345 AH/1926 CE and began his ‎religious studies in the city under the supervision of his father, Ayatollah Sayyid ‎Hashem and Shaykh Sadiq al-Khalifah and migrated to the Iraqi holy city of Najaf in ‎‎1364 AH/1944 CE to complete his education.‎


In the city of Najaf, Hujjat al-Islam al-Salman studied under a number of eminent ‎scholars in the sutuh and dars al-kharij levels, such as Grand Ayatollah Sayyid ‎Muhammad Sa’id al-Hakim and Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Abolqasem Khoei.  


He was declared a mujtahid and returned to his hometown in 1403 AH/1982 CE. ‎


In addition to being a jurisprudent, teacher and researcher, His Eminence also engaged ‎in many activities in the fields of literature and poetry and was renowned for his virtue, ‎righteousness, service to believers and humility.‎


Hujjat al-Islam al-Salman was buried in the cemetery of the city of al-Mubarraz after a ‎funeral ceremony attended by many Shi’ahs of the region, who held banners and ‎pictures.‎


Press Shia News Agency