Haron Din critical in US hospital

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PETALING JAYA: PAS spiritual leader Dr Haron Din is reportedly in a critical condition at a hospital in San Francisco, California.

The Star Online reported that Haron had slipped into a coma, according to a message circulated by one of his sons in PAS messaging groups.

“Baba is in a coma. Please inform Tok Guru (president Abdul Hadi Awang) and other PAS leaders. The doctor has said that there is no more hope.

“He is bleeding badly, and on life support. We are only awaiting the time to switch off the machine and allow Baba to meet Rabbul Alamin (God) peacefully,” the message reportedly read.

PAS information chief Nasaruddin Hassan Tantawi said as of 7.20am, family members were waiting for Haron to be taken off life support.

Haron was undergoing heart treatment at the hospital.

He had previously undergone treatment at the National Heart Institute for heart complications.

Haron, 76, who holds a Masters’ degree and a doctorate in Shariah from Ain Shams University in Egypt, was appointed the Islamist party’s spiritual leader in March last year to replace the late Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.

He has written several books on Islam and Islamic jurisprudence, including hudud, and sits on various Shariah and Fatwa panels at CIMB, Bank Negara, Securities Commission and the Perlis Fatwa Advisory Panel.