2021 Panorama: Death Claims Poet Ghazi Al-Haddad, Senior Scholars Offer Condolences
2022-02-06 - 8:06 am
Bahrain Mirror: Poet Ghazi Al-Haddad passed away on Tuesday (June 22, 2021) after a struggle with a disease that lasted for 2 years.
Al-Haddad died in a hospital in the Czech capital, Prague, where he was being rehabilitated after suffering a stroke (June 25, 2019) that placed him in a coma.
Bilad Al-Qadeem and all Bahraini areas were saddened by his death. Meanwhile, senior scholars issued statements of condolence.
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim described poet Al-Haddad as creative, saying that his poems were full of Islamic and Ashura spirit.
"We received with great pain and sadness the news of the great poet Ghazi Al-Haddad's death," Sayed Abdullah Al-Ghuraifi said in a statement.
He went on to say that "the Husseini platform lost one of the senior poets who made Ashura present in the conscience of our contemporary generations."
Sheikh Mohammad Saleh Al-Rubaie said that Bahrain and believers in this region of the Gulf lost a poet who is loyal to Ahlulbayt.
Sheikh Abduljalil Al-Moqdad commented on Al-Haddad's death from inside his prison cell saying: "May God have mercy upon your soul, Abu Nasser, you were a poet loyal to Ahlulbayt."
Sayed Saeed Al-Wedaei said he "was a great symbol of Husseini poetry," adding that it was a great loss."
Sheikh Mahmoud Al-A'ali send his condolences to all the people of Bahrain for the loss of this poet.
Activists on social media expressed their deep sadness at the demise of Al-Haddad, and published several posters containing quotes from his religious, political and social poems, while poets shared their eulogies.
Hundreds of people mourned him in a funeral procession (June 30, 2021), leading him to his final resting place. Sheikh Mohammed Saleh Al-Rubaie was in the front line of the procession.
The funeral procession, which was limited to residents of Bilad Al-Qadeem in compliance with the precautionary measures to counter the Coronavirus pandemic, walked from Ansar Al-Haq obsequy in Bilad Al-Qadeem, his hometown, to Abu Ambara cemetery.
Bilad Al-Qadeem was dressed in black and photos of the late Al-Haddad and his poems filled the area.
Clerics, public figures, poets and eulogy reciters took part in the funeral procession.
Al-Haddad was renowned for his poems that expressed praise of Ahlulbayt and lamentation over their tragedies, as well as his national stances and support for the causes of the people and issues of the Arab and Islamic nations.