KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah have expressed their condolences to the family of Perak mufti Tan Sri Dr Harussani Zakaria, who died on Sunday (May 30).
In a statement issued via Istana Negara’s official Facebook page, their Majesties also expressed their sadness over the passing and hoped that the family would be patient and resilient in this difficult situation.
“Their Majesties highly praised and greatly appreciate Harussani’s services and sacrifices to the community and contributions towards the development of ummah and Islam.
“Their Majesties also pray for his soul to be blessed by Allah and placed among the righteous, ” said the statement, which ended with the hashtags #muftiperak #malaysia.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his family have expressed their sadness over the passing of Harussani.
Muhyiddin in a post on Facebook described Harussani’s death as a huge loss to the Islamic dakwah movement in the country.
“Apart from being the mufti of Perak, Allahyarham (Harussani) was known as a preacher and religious person who was easily approached and respected by all levels of society.
“Allahyarham’s great services and contribution in fighting for and expanding the Islamic faith have been invaluable, ” said the Prime Minister in a statement.
He also expressed his condolences to Harussani’s family members, and hoped that they would persevere during this trying time.
The Perak Mufti Department, in a Facebook post, said that Harussani passed away at about 3pm today at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB) in Perak.
It was previously reported that Harussani, 82, and his wife, Puan Seri Ainon Abdul Ghani were warded at HRPB before the Hari Raya celebration due to Covid-19.
Ainon recovered from the infection and was discharged from the hospital on May 21. – Bernama