À Montréal est décédé le 1er mai 2019, à l'âge de 90 ans, Monsieur Issa J. Boullata, époux de feu Marita Seward.
Il laisse dans le deuil de nombreux parents et amis.
Témoignages à la mémoire de Issa J. Boullata
18 juin 2020
Today I learned of Prof. Issa Boullata's passing. I was not a stellar student, and struggled to catch up during the one year I learned in his Arabic class. But I always remember him, among all of my professors, as sort of radiating. Rocking a bit on his heels sometimes, displaying a true delight in the Arabic language, and for teaching me the word "verily" in English, which I had never heard. I am glad he lived a long life, and am lucky to have met such a remarkable man. Yerhamaku Allah.
05 décembre 2019
Issa J Boullata was not only a teacher, he was an excellent father for his students. I took his classes on The Miraculous Nature of The Qur'an (I'jaz Al-Qur'an), Classical Qur'anic Exegesis, and Modern Qur'anic Exegesis. His deep knowledge on these subjects were successfully demonstrated during the teaching-learning. I like the way he taught and supervise my thesis when I was studying at McGill's Institute of Islamic Studies. To respect his intellectual impact on my academic life and disseminate his thought in Indonesia, I translated one of his book on I'jaz Al-Qur'an which is now widely used by many Indonesian scholars and students who love his thought on the I'jaz Al-Qur'an. I am sure God will reward him in his life after life, Insha Allah.
30 octobre 2019
Today I learned of the passing of dear Professor Boullata. I am filled with sadness that it had been so long since seeing him. Life is simply too short to forget those who are important to one. I will never forget him: he was an exceptional teacher, embuing al with his deeply felt and deeply learned love of Arabic, especially the Qur'an. His classes were exceptional as he was. Such kindness, such sensitivity. Deepest sympathy to his family from Barbara and me.
I will ever remember his wise words and continuous advices that showered my intellectual journey as my unforgettable mentor.. I was his last PhD proud student. As I promised him I am marching on the way he taught me and transmitting the knowledge that I gained from him to my students.. you are always in my mind and heart and you will be greatly missed my beloved professor and my great mentor and master.
05 mai 2019
We have just heard this very sad news about our dear friend and colleague Issa J Boullata. What a great and generous scholar he was, his memory will never leave us. He was a tremendous supporter of Banipal, Magazine of Modern Arab Literature, for many years, advising, translating poetry and fiction, writing and discussing. We were very pleased to publish his own short stories "A Retired Gentleman and Other Stories". We send all our sympathies and condolences to his family spread around the world. Now he will be with his beloved Marita.
04 mai 2019
May his soul rest in Peace our beloved uncle and mentor. Jerusalem will never forget him!
We shall hold a memorial service for him in Jerusalem on Sunday 12 May with family members and friends. My uncle Attallah sends his deepest condolences to you all.
Saba Hanna Boullata
04 mai 2019
May his soul rest in peace.
My deepest condolences for your father, my close cousin and my admired teacher.
Saba Hanna Boullata and family