Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 09-06-2019
The Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has expressed her condolences to the family of a 68-year-old Imam who passed away while delivering the Jumu’ah Khutba.
Ustaz Ku Yaacob Ku Hashim a former teacher of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Kedah collapsed midway during his Khutbah at the Al-Bukhary masjid on the blessed day of Jumu’ah.
Hassan Mustafa Afifuddin, former student of the Imam says they were shocked when Imam Ku Yaacob collapsed.
“A few of us rushed to bring him down and several doctors in the congregation administered CPR while I called for an ambulance.”
He says Ku Yaacob passed away soon after reaching the Sultanah Bahiyah (HSB) hospital.
According to renowned Islamic scholar Mufti Ismail Menk on Instagram, Ku Yaacob openly declared his shahadah and read verses of the Qur’an asking people to be conscious of Allah and not to die except in the condition of submission to Allah.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail expressed sadness at the passing of Ku Yaacob.
“Death is a very humbling experience. Condolences to the family of Ustaz Ku Yaacob Ku Hashim.
No details were available of when Ku Yaacob was laid to rest.
– MSN News.