JBN.CO.ID ■ The leader of Al-Anwar Sarang Islamic Boarding School, Rembang, Maimun Zubair alias Mbah Moen is reported to have died while performing the pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday (6/8).
This information was also conveyed by Mahfud MD through his personal account, a moment ago, Tuesday (6/8).
"Inna lillah wa innaa ilaihi raji'un. KH Maimoen Zubeir (Mbah Moen) died in the holy land of Makkah at 8.17 WIB. He died at the place he loved. I got this news directly from Mr. Supri, one of the closest Mbah Moen. So, God willing, this is not a hoax, "Mahfud chirped on the Twitter page.
Even so, he has not given an explanation about the cause of death of Mbah Moen, who is also a senior PPP figure.
MUI Deputy Chairperson Zainut Tauhid Saadi confirmed that Mbah Moen died in Makkah.
Mbah Moen, who was born in Rembang 90 years ago, is known to be the Chairperson of the PPP Sharia Council.
■ Aisha Syifa