Khaled Omara announced the death of his father, the Islamic thinker Dr. Muhammad Emara, today, Saturday, at the age of 89, after a short struggle with illness.
“My father, may God have mercy on him, died after a short illness of not more than three weeks,” Amara said in a post on his Facebook page.
“My father, may God have mercy on him, died quietly and without any pain or suffering surrounding his small family and calling for my mother and all his children, grandchildren and loved ones … He died while he was satisfied with everyone and forgiven everyone, even from his oppression or annoyance one day. He does not carry in his good white heart any hatred or Grudge to anyone. “
Omara’s son revealed some of his father’s commandments before his departure, which was represented in “holding funeral prayers or absentee prayers for his father in the largest possible number of cities in the world.” In addition to disseminating Amara’s ideas among people everywhere, whether by publishing his books, articles, conversations and records. Or recorded clips of its programs and lectures.
The late thinker was born on December 8, 1931, in the village of Qalin in Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, he began memorizing the Qur’an at the age of six, and he obtained a BA in Arabic Language and Islamic Sciences at the Faculty of Dar Al Uloom at Cairo University in 1965, and received a doctorate in Islamic sciences with a general Islamic philosophy in 1975.
The arrest of Amara in the late fifties was considered a precursor to a new intellectual transformation, so his imprisonment was an intellectual retreat during which he contemplated himself and his ideas, so he reviewed his positions. He was released from prison in 1964 for the intellectual project.
Amara has held various positions including a member of the Islamic Research Academy in Al-Azhar, an editor-in-chief of Al-Azhar magazine, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars in Al-Azhar, and was a member of the Constituent Committee of the 2012 constitution.
We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return
My sincere condolences on the death of the thinker, Professor Dr. Mohamed Amara
Member of the Council of Senior Scholars
May God have mercy on him, broad mercy and put his knowledge in the balance of his good deeds pic.twitter.com/h8EzNNRTk4
– Dr. Ahmad Issa Al-Masrawi (@elmasrw) February 29, 2020
After the military overthrew the late President Mohamed Morsi, Amara issued a statement confirming that what happened on July 3, 2013 was a “military coup against the democratic transformation that opened the doors of the January 25, 2011 revolution.”