Surau around FT hold funeral prayer in absentia for Christchurch tragedy victims

Surau around FT hold funeral prayer in absentia for Christchurch tragedy victims

KUALA LUMPUR: Many mosques and surau in the federal capital held solat jenazah ghaib (funeral prayer in absentia) after the Friday prayers today for the 50 people who were killed in the terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand on March 15.

Malaysian Muhammad Haziq Mohd Tarmizi, 17, was killed while his father, Mohd Tarmizi Shuib, 42, and two other Malaysians, Muhammad Nazril Hisham Omar and Rahimi Ahmad, were among the 42 others injured in the massacre at the mosques in Christchurch.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, attended the Friday prayers and solat jenazah ghaib at Masjid Abdullah Az-Zubair at the Kuala Lumpur airbase here.

His Majesty arrived at 1.15 pm, accompanied by Chief of Air Force Gen Tan Sri Affendi Buang and Federal Territories Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri.

Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department director Mohd Ajib Ismail and Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) personnel also attended the prayers.

— BERNAMA


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