Patik Bersama Pembaca Serta Rakan-Rakan Di Dalam “ The Patriot “, Mohon Sembah Taqziah Kepada Kebawah DYMM Tuanku Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Alhaj Dan Kerabat Diraja Serta Kakitangan Kerajaan Dan Sekelian Rakyat Johor Di Atas Kemangkatan Paduka Ayahanda Almarhum Duli Yang Maha Mulia Baginda Al-Mutawakkil Al-Allah Sultan Iskandar Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail Pada 6 Safar, 1431Hijrah Yang Lepas. Patik Berdoa Kehadrat Allah SWT Agar Roh Almarhum Di Cucuri Rahmat Dan Di Tempatkan Dikalangan Para Solehin Dan Ahli-Ahli Syurga. Al-Fatiha.
SULTAN ISKANDAR AL-HAJ IS DEAD
LONG LIVE SULTAN IBRAHIM!
Almarhum Al-Mutawakil Al-Allah Sultan Iskandar Alhaj of Johor passed away at 1908hrs but was officially announced more than four hours later by the Menteri Besar (after a neighbouring country pre-empted it as usual ) on Friday, 22 January 2010, 6 Safar 1431H,. HRH was laid to rest at the Mahmoodiah Royal Moseleum at 1415hrs the next day under perfect weather and impeccable conditions.
It began with the Lying-In-State for the general public between 0900hrs- 1030hrs before the VVIPs till 1300hrs at the Grand Palace, after which the event proceeded with the Proclamation of the new Ruler.
According to Johor tradition the proclamation of the new Ruler is performed at the steps of the Istana Besar where UMNO was born in full view of the public as opposed to the Royal Dais at the standard Balai Rong Seri of the Palace.
Iskandar's Last Journey
The Johor Military Force (JMF)
The Royal Pall Bearers comprised of the immediate grandchildren of Al-Marhum Sultan Iskandar and the Royal coffin was carried onto a Royal Carriage which was pulled by members of the Johor Military Force in full colours accompanied by a 77 gun Salute in accordance to HRH’s age. (http://www.youtube.com/user/BHonline1)
Sultan Ibrahim Spreading Flower Petals On The Grave.
They arrived at the Royal Moseleum at approximately 1415hrs and proceeded with the last rights laying HRH Al-Marhum to rest. The Talqin was read by Sohibul Al-Samahah YB Dato Haji Mohd Nooh Gadut before the sprinkling of scented water and flower petals by His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei, HRH the Sultan of Pahang and the Right Honourable Prime Minister Najib Razak along with other immediate members of the Royal Family witnessed by the Sultan of Selangor, Yam Tuan of Negeri Sembilan, the Regent of Kelantan, the Governors of Malacca and Penang, and other important dignitaries. ( The Talqin Recital - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAKeqeqwpL0 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33gImkZ0f1w&feature=related )
The Royal Moseleum
The official ceremony ended exactly at 1600hrs in classic Johor tradition and in accordance to the Muslim rites which dictates that the remains of the dead MUST be laid to rest within 24 hours of its departure.
Official tahlil prayers are performed every night for 100 days at the Palace. The loyal subjects will be in official mourning for seven days while members of the Royal Family will observe forty days of mourning.
As a loyal subject of the State of Johor, I humbly pray that the Al-Mighty will protect and provide HRH Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Alhaj with Taufiq and Hidayah in order for HRH to rule with much wisdom, courage and full responsibility in the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.
DAULAT TUANKU! DAULAT TUANKU! DAULAT TUANKU!