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Mourners performing the funerary prayers over the remains of Datin Siti Zalikhah Md Nor, mother of Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek, at Surau Al-Mujahidin in Desa Surada, Bangi, on June 16, 2024. — Picture by BERNAMA

Fadhlina’s mother Siti Zalikhah laid to rest

KAJANG, June 16 — Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek’s mother Datin Siti Zalikhah Mohd Nor was laid to rest at 2.45pm today at the Sungai Ramal Dalam Muslim cemetery.

Earlier, her remains were taken to Surau Al Mujahidin in Desa Surada, Bangi, for the ritual washing and shrouding, followed by funeral prayers led by her son Hazim Faizi Siddiq.

Among those present to pay their final respects were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, as well as Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

The burial ceremony took place in rainy weather and was attended by over 200 family members, relatives, and friends.

Siti, 75, who was born in Perak, passed away at 9.30am today at Serdang Hospital. She is survived by seven children.

She was the widow of the former Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement (ABIM) president, the late Prof Datuk Siddiq Fadzil.

Siti was a member of the Syariah Research Panel under the Malaysian Fatwa Council and a Tabung Haji appointed advisory committee member for Hajj practices. She was also a Syariah lawyer with experience in Islamic Family Law.

She served as ABIM’s Head of Women’s Affairs for four terms under the leadership of two ABIM presidents, Anwar and Dr. Siddiq, from 1977 to 1985.

Siti was an active writer, presenter, and translator of works by Islamic scholars on women’s issues and their roles from an Islamic perspective, as well as the relationship between women and knowledge.

Among her works are the translation of “Women in Islamic Society” by Dr. Hassan at-Turabi and “Matla’ al-Badrin wa Majma’ al-Bahrin” by the Nusantara scholar Sheikh Muhammad Ismail Daudi Al-Fatani.

She frequently presented papers on women, Islam, and knowledge at national and international seminars.

— Bernama

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