Kelantan syarie chief judge dies

Daud Muhammad was appointed Kelantan syarie chief judge in 1989.

KOTA BHARU: Kelantan syarie chief judge Daud Muhammad, who won the 2019 Maulidur Rasul Premier Award, died at the Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital in Kubang Kerian here yesterday. He was 84.

State Welfare, Family and Women Development Committee chairman Mumtaz Md Nawi confirmed his death with Bernama.

Daud, who breathed his last at 6.55pm, was laid to rest in Lundang here after Isyak prayers.

Mumtaz said Daud’s death was a great loss to the Islamic law fraternity.

“His contribution and services to Islamic law in Kelantan, in particular, and Malaysia, in general, will be remembered,” she said.

The news about Daud’s passing was also shared by Kelantan Menteri Besar Ahmad Yakob through his Facebook page. He expressed his condolences to Daud’s family and the Kelantan Judiciary Department.

Daud was appointed Kelantan Syarie chief judge in 1989 and was the recipient of the 2019 Maulidur Rasul Premier Award presented by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.

He was a panellist and reference expert for the Attorney-General’s Department shariah community, a panel member of the Court of Appeal judges and a member of the Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council.