Large crowds attend prayers in Shah Alam for Haron Din

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SHAH ALAM: More than 1,000 Muslims have performed a special prayer for the dead to mark the passing of PAS spiritual adviser Haron Din, who died yesterday in San Francisco, California.

The prayer session organised by PAS central leadership, was held at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque here this morning.

Haron’s grandson Hakim Hamdi, led the prayer session at 9.20am, which was attended by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia pro tem president Muhyiddin Yassin, Kelantan Menteri Besar Ahmad Yaakob and his deputy Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, as well as senior PAS leaders such as Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz and Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi.

Others included Amanah communications director Khalid Samad and Sungai Besar Umno division head Jamal Md Yunos.

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Haron, 77, died at 10.10am yesterday at the Stanford University Hospital due to heart complications. He was buried at Five Pillars Muslim Cemetery on Laughlin Road in Livermore.

Abdul Hadi said Haron’s contributions and sacrifices in spreading the knowledge of Islam should serve as an example to Muslims. He added that Haron was always very passionate and his loss is deeply felt.

Muhyiddin said Haron was a much-respected religious figure. “Although he was a politician who served as PAS’ spiritual adviser, he had always given me advice whenever I met him. We hope Haron will be placed among the righteous,” Muhyiddin said.