Tarek Swelim Obituary, Death –It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our esteemed colleague and beloved brother, Dr. M. Tarek Swelim, Associate Professor specializing in Islamic Art and Architecture. Dr. Swelim peacefully departed on September 2, 2023, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be cherished.
Dr. Swelim was a distinguished scholar and a prominent figure in the realm of Islamic art and architectural studies. Over nearly a decade of dedicated service at CIS, he served as the driving force behind the establishment and development of our esteemed Islamic Art, Architecture, and Urbanism program, which stands today as a testament to his visionary leadership.
His passion for research, particularly focused on Egypt’s Islamic and Roman architectural heritage, was boundless. He generously shared his wealth of knowledge and served as an inspiring mentor to countless students. His commitment to creating opportunities for dedicated students and alumni to showcase and enhance their work was unwavering.
Dr. Swelim’s memory will forever be etched in our hearts, marked by his unique charm, unapologetic wit, and the infectious cheer that he brought to our academic community. We pray that he finds eternal peace and that Allah bestows upon him the highest ranks in Paradise.
In this time of profound grief, we extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Swelim’s family and friends. His absence leaves a void that can never be filled, and he will be sorely missed by all fortunate enough to have known him.