FAMOUS PERSONALITYName: Muhammad Hariz bin Muslan Class: 3
Nik Aziz tok guruDatuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat was perhaps best
known for his humility, having lived in an old wooden house even
while heading Kelantan for over two decades. His real name is Nik
Abdul Aziz bin Nik Mat, was born on 10 January 1931 in Kampung
Pulau Melaka, Kelantan. Tuan Guru Dato ' Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat was
in a family that is very powerful stick to the teachings of Islam.
His father, Haji Nik Mat bin Raja Banjar bin Raja Abdullah bin Raja
is Raja Jembal descendant Mamat. His father, better known as Lord
Guru Nik Mat call Godly as he's religious sciences. He is famous in
Kelantan in the conduct of village huts Fly Shop. In these
programmes, Nik Abdul Aziz received his early education with
hundreds of Islamic students from all over Southeast Asia.
Since young he studied thoroughly religious Scriptures from the
late muktabar and learn to write from his father and his mother
Hajah Aminah Majid. During the age of 9 years, Nik Abdul Aziz sent
learning with Tuan Guru Haji Mohamad Abas at the pondok Ittifaqiyah
Madrasah, Jertih, Besut, Terengganu. Although the age of the Master
Teacher is still young but he is able to dominate the book Asmuni
(a grammar book that relatively high) comparable to students who
Early LifeNik Abdul Aziz was born in Kota Bharu in 1931 as the
second of five siblings. He was raised by a single father (Tok
Kura) who was an aspiring blacksmith. Nik Aziz's Islamic studies
began in pondok schools in Kelantan and Terengganu. He went on to
study at Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh, India for five
years. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Studies and
Master of Arts in Islamic jurisprudence from Al-Azhar University,
Egypt. During his university studies, he was one of the witnesses
and a civilian to have lived in the heat of the Arab-Israeli
Having returned from Egypt, Nik Aziz began as a teacher at
various religious schools in Kelantan, hence his popular nickname
"Tok Guru. He was able to converse in Standard Malay, Arabic,
English, Tamil and Urdu in addition to his native Kelantanese.
Political CareerNik Aziz joined PAS in 1967. He contested and
won the Kelantan Hilir parliamentary seat by-election in that same
year, and held the seat (later renamed Pengkalan Chepa) until 1986.
In 1982, he was part of a movement by young members to bring change
to the party leadership. PAS had lost the Kelantan state elections
in 1978 and, as PAS state commissioner, Nik Aziz began to question
president Asri Muda's leadership. Finally, in the PAS Muktamar
(General Assembly) that year, Asri was forced to resign.
After stepping aside from federal politics, Nik Aziz won a seat
in the Kelantan State Assembly in the 1986 general elections. In
1990, PAS managed to wrest control of Kelantan back from Barisan
Nasional. In his capacity as party leader in the state, Nik Aziz
became Menteri Besar of Kelantan. He succeeded Yusof Rawa as
spiritual leader of PAS in 1991.
Nik Aziz's government was re-elected on four occasions (1995,
1999, 2004, 2008), until his retirement in 2013. During the 1990s,
his administration in Kelantan frequently clashed on the role of
Islam in Malaysia with the Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. In
contrast with the racially-exclusive ruling party UMNO, he openly
rejected communal politics.
Nik Aziz commanded support from a large number of non-Muslims in
Malaysia and played a leading role during PAS' increase in
popularity among non-Muslims.
Retirement and DeathNik Aziz retired as Chief Minister of
Kelantan at the 2013 election. PAS was re-elected and Nik Aziz's
deputy, Ahmad Yaakob, took his place. Over the ensuing two years,
Nik Aziz became increasingly ill with prostate cancer, and died at
9.40 p.m. on 12 February 2015 at his residence in Kampung Pulau
Melaka, Kota Bharu. The following day, more than 10,000 people
attended his funeral at Masjid Tok Guru, his local mosque. His
death triggered a by-election for his seat, N06 Chempaka in the
Kelantan State Assembly.
SpecialityQuiet, devout, generous and patientA Skilled Speaking
PreacherPursue Islamic Knowledge Since YoungLove to
qiamullailOperate the mobile hutsNever stopped going out from home
day and night giving lectures and speaking to villagers.
SummaryHe was a great leader who gave everything he could to his
peopleHumble and respected leaderA positive and open attitude