The well known Islamic personality and author Idris Tawfiq has passed away.
Tawfiq, who was formerly a Roman Catholic priest, was hospitalised recently and fell into a coma. He died on Wednesday morning.
A statement on the Mission Dawah Facebook page announced his passing, saying: “Inna Lilah Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajioon. Idris Tawfiq, a former Catholic priest that became Muslim and touched the hearts of thousands of people from all faiths by building bridges of kindness and understanding has departed this world earlier yesterday. He had been hospitalised recently in a coma and he returned to his Lord at 8.30am yesterday morning. May Allah admit him to paradise and forgive him for his sins.”
Born in Lancashire, Tawfiq went onto author several books on Islam and even lectured at Al Azhar University.
You can watch a documentary about his life here.