أ.د.صالح جواد الطعمة
My apologies for not responding promptly to your sad news. We were out-of- town during the past few days.
I am truly sorry to learn about the death of al-?allamah al-shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Bathi. His death saddened me in ways more than one. We lost a rare model of scholars dedicated to the pursuit and promotion of knowledge and enlightenment through dialogues and informal discourse. It saddened me to know that al-Bathi?s multi-faceted and rich legacy has not been committed to writing during his life time. Though I have not read any of his writings, my brief experience attending his lively salon has left me with memorable impressions of his stature as a free and stimulating thinker/educator. I was particularly impressed by his encyclopedic knowledge, his tolerant orientation, and his grasp of, or familiarity with, global intellectual trends or issues in diverse fields. I deeply regret having missed the opportunity to know more about him and to attend more of his informal sessions. I sincerely hope that efforts will be made by al-Bathi?s students, and other intellectuals who have attended his salon to preserve for posterity highlights of al- Bathi?s rich career, his views on significant issues of the day and other unpublished material.
علم الأستاذ الدكتور صالح جواد الطعمة من صديقه وتلميذه الدكتور عبدالرحمن السماعيل بوفاة الراحل، فبعث بهذه الرسالة: