- POSTED: 08 May 2014 18:57
- UPDATED: 08 May 2014 21:36
The Malay-Muslim community on Thursday mourned the death of a religious leader, Ustaz Ibrahim Kassim.
SINGAPORE: The Malay-Muslim community on Thursday mourned the death of a religious leader, Ustaz Ibrahim Kassim.
In a statement, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) said it was informed of his death on Thursday morning.
Muis described Ustaz Ibrahim as someone who was deeply dedicated in his service to the community and beyond.
His contributions touched a wide spectrum of the socio-religious life of the community, especially in Islamic education, it added.
Muis said: "Even beyond Singapore, he was recognised as one of the world's 500 most influential Muslims from 2009-2011 by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, an independent research entity affiliated with the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought headquartered in Amman, Jordan.
"With his passing, the community has lost a strong community leader who sought tirelessly to uplift the community.
"His visionary work and strong collaborative ethos have brought together people across Singapore's multi-ethnic and multi-faith landscape in service of the needy.
"It is our hope that this spirit lives on in future generations of community leaders."
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean wrote a condolence letter to the family of the late Ustaz Ibrahim, and put up a Facebook post on his contributions to the community.
"Condolences to the family of the late Ustaz Ibrahim Kassim," DPM Teo wrote.
"He made many important contributions to the community, including serving on the Religious Rehabilitation Group.
"I've met Ustaz Ibrahim on a number of occasions, and was impressed by his knowledge and humility.
"May he rest in peace."