The passing of Pas Spiritual Leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat at 9.40 p.m.,Thursday, has left an indelible mark in the hearts of both friends and foes alike.
The late Nik Aziz had long been touted as the Kelantan state’s ‘glue’ that bound its people together.
In mourning, local celebrities expressed their condolences on social media.
TV presenter and entrepreneur Neelofa, who is of Kelantanese descent herself, conveyed her deepfelt condolement towards the death of the former Mentri Besar.
Sharing a picture of her visiting the then-ailing Nik Aziz, she wrote: â€œMay Allah grant Tok Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat magfirat, highest stage in Jannah and fill his kabar with noor, ameen. It is a great loss dor the ummah and may the Almighty grant him paradise. Ameenâ€.
Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, whom Nik Aziz had been a long-time fan of, also posted a tribute on her Instagram,urging her fans to recite Al-Fatihah for the deceased.
While the first two celebrities highlighted to pay tribute to the late Nik Aziz posted memorabilia photos with him, Malaysian sweetheart Lisa Surihani and actress Scha Alyahya expressed their grief by posting the Al-Fatihah and an image of the Pas spiritual leader respectively, on their Instagrams.
Pas spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat passed away at his residence here at 9.40 last night at the age of 84.
He had been battling prostate cancer over the last few years, and on Jan 19 was admitted to the Universiti Sains Malaysia hospital.
His family had said that he did not want to undergo chemotherapy to treat his stage-four prostate cancer, and was instead taking medicines as prescribed by the doctor.
He was buried at the Pulau Melaka cemetery this morning, to thousands of well-wishers who thronged his house since early morning as news of his death spread.-MYNEWSHUB.CC