Former N. Sembilan mufti passes away at 79

Nur Aqidah Azizi

SEREMBAN: Former Negri Sembilan’s Mufti, Datuk Mohd Murtadza Sheikh Ahmad, passed away today at 3.08pm from old age.

He died peacefully at his son’s home in Taman Bukit Sendayan. He was 79.

Mohd Murtadza is survived by his wife and 6 children.

News of his passing was confirmed by his eldest son, Ustaz Mohd Hasif Mohd Murtadza when contacted.

Mohd Murtadza had served as the state’s Mufti for 21 years, from 1987 to 2008.

Mohd Hasif said, his father would be buried before Zohor prayers tomorrow at Makam Syeikh Muhammad Said.