It is with sadness that we share the news that our esteemed colleague A. O. Abd El Halim passed away suddenly on Thursday morning after he was admitted to the hospital the night before. Halim had over 38 years of service with many outstanding academic and professional contributions to the department and Carleton University.
Halim’s funeral arrangements:
- The funeral will be Friday, Sept 20 after the regular weekly Friday prayer at the South Nepean Muslim Community Mosque (3020 WOODROFFE AVE, NEPEAN ON K2J 4G3). The prayer ceremony starts at 1:00 and ends around 1:30. After this regular prayer, the funeral prayer will take place and the interment to the Ottawa Muslim Cemetery (1668 Manotick Station Rd, Ottawa, ON K4P 1M9) for the burial.
- There will also be a gathering in the same mosque on Saturday 2:00-4:00 for people who want to offer condolences to the family
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