Top Islamic cleric in Indonesia dies while reciting verses of the Quran on air

Top Islamic cleric in Indonesia dies while reciting verses of the Quran on air

- A top Islamic scholar in Indonesia, Sheikh Ja’far Abdulrahman, has died

- The scholar died while reciting verses of the Quran on Live TV

- Sheikh Jafar was watched by many including Indonesia's prime minister

A highly revered Indonesian Quran reciter, Sheikh Ja’far Abdulrahman, has passed away while he was reading out verses during an official ceremony on air.

Top Islamic cleric in Indonesia dies while reciting verses of the Quran on air

Top Islamic cleric in Indonesia dies while reciting verses of the Quran on air

According to Metro UK, It is believed that Abdulrahman suffered a cardiac arrest during the reading.

NAIJ.com gathered that onlookers rushed to his assistance and he was quickly taken away on a stretcher.

He collapsed during verses from the sacred book’s Al-Mulk chapter.

Top Islamic cleric in Indonesia dies while reciting verses of the Quran on air

Top Islamic cleric in Indonesia dies while reciting verses of the Quran on air

He sadly died during the live on-air broadcast of the ceremony, which was being watched by the Indonesian social affairs minister.

The clip has been circulated widely since Abdulrahman’s death, with many commentators on social media saying passing away while reading the Quran was an honourable way to die.

Below are more photos from the tragic event.

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Top Islamic cleric in Indonesia dies while reciting verses of the Quran on air

Top Islamic cleric in Indonesia dies while reciting verses of the Quran on air

Top Islamic cleric in Indonesia dies while reciting verses of the Quran on air

Top Islamic cleric in Indonesia dies while reciting verses of the Quran on air

Meanwhile, in Nigeria, a former driver to popular Christian cleric, Bishop David Abioye, has quit his job and joined Islam.

Source: Naija.ng

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