According to ajel.sa website, Muhammad Shahrour died at the age of 81.
His body will be buried in a family plot in Damascus.
Born in Damascus in 1938, Shahrour studied civil engineering at the University of Damascus and got a PhD from the University of Dublin in 1972.
He also started Quranic research in 1972 and wrote a number of books in the field.
They include an interpretation of the Quran titled “Book and Quran, A Contemporary Reading”.