Sayyed Nasrallah: We Have Lost A Compassionate Father, A Wise Guide.. To Him We Keep A Pledge
Upon death of Grand Ayatollah His Eminence the Mujahid Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Hizbullah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah issued the following statement:
In the name of God, Most Merciful, Most Gracious
To God we belong, and to Him we shall return, and there is no power or might but with God.
Today, we have lost a compassionate father, a wise guide, a fortified shelter, and a strong support that was present at all stages.
This is what His Eminence was to us, and to all this faithful, struggling, and resisting generation, since the time we were youths praying in his assembly (congregational prayers), guided by his words, and learning beneath his pulpit.
In his school, he taught us to advocate with wisdom and kind preaching, to be people of dialogue with others, to reject tyranny, to resist occupation, to adore meeting God the Almighty with certitude, and to be people of patience, steadfastness, and determination even with all the calamities, hardships, and distress we face.
To us, he was the teacher, instructor, the knowledge, and the light that lights up our way through every hardship.
Today, we lose him as he departs us and neighbors his Generous God, to whom he (Sayyed Fadlallah) has been struggling for the sake of throughout his honorable life.
However, his pure soul, enlightened intellect, kind words, compassionate smile, chaste biography, and firm stances, all that remains within us as a guide, conduit, and progressing strong motive that pushes us forth to continuous hard work and jihad.
On behalf of the mujahideen, the martyrs' families, the wounded and the liberated, as well as all the people of the resistance, I present our condolences to our Imam, Master of all time (Imam Mahdi a.s.), to our great scholars and authorities topped by His Eminence Imam Khamenie, and to all Muslims in General and the Lebanese in particular.
More particularly, to his (Fadlallah's) family, that family of knowledge, grace, jihad, and honor, we present our warmest condolences and the most sincere commiseration in this loss that struck our Ummah (nation).
We give a pledge to the chaste soul of our great master, that we will remain faithful to the sacred goals he lived, worked, and sacrificed for, day and night, and we promise to put our
utmost in the sake of this path god willing.
21 Rajab 1431 Hijri
4 July 2010