Mahathir visiting Nik Aziz grave just ‘sunat’, says Hadi


Modified 7 May 2018, 4:04 am

GE14 | PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang today mocked Pakatan Harapan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad's plan to visit the grave of former Kelantan menteri besar and former PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat at the Kampung Pulau Melaka Muslim cemetery yesterday.

Abdul Hadi said the former prime minister should do the obligatory things first as the practice of visiting graves was only “sunat” (encouraged).

“Dr Mahathir should go back to the Islamic way. The thing is he does not do the ‘wajib’ (obligatory) matters but the ‘sunat’ ones.

“Going to the grave is a thing of ‘sunat’… Appointing the right leader among Muslims is obligatory,” he said in jest during a political rally for the 14th general election (GE14) at Wakaf Bharu last night.

Also present was caretaker Kelantan Menteri Besar Ahmad Yakob, who is also PAS candidate for the Pasir Pekan state seat.

Earlier today, Dr Mahathir was prevented from visiting the grave of Nik Abdul Aziz by the latter’s family members who locked the gates of the cemetery, while the entrance was also blocked by a lorry.

- Bernama