Jakarta (ANTARA) - Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Anwar Abbas fondly recollected the late Sheikh Ali Jaber as being a figure loved by the people owing to his noble character and kindness.

"Moreover, he has led a fulfilling life and served the people and nation as well as fulfilled his duties to the Divine Rabb," Abbas told reporters here on Thursday.

The MUI deputy chairman noted that Ali's services to the people could not be fathomed since they made individuals cognizant of their duties and functions to always worship Allah SWT.

"This is clearly a good and very noble task in the eyes of humans and with Allah SWT," he affirmed.

Being a student and friend of Jaber, Abbas expressed intense grief over the demise of the Saudi-born preacher.

He appealed to Indonesian Muslims to pray for the late Ali Jaber, so that all his good deeds would be accepted by Allah.

"We hope and pray that everything he had done becomes a form worship for him and all his sins and mistakes are forgiven by Allah. Aamiin," he emphasized.

Syekh Ali Jaber Foundation Chairman Habib Abdurrahman Alhabsyi officially announced the passing away of Sheikh Ali Jaber at Jakarta's Yarsi Hospital on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. local time on the foundation's official Instagram account.

He was hospitalized since December 29, 2020.

Born in Medina, Saudi Arabia, on Feb 3, 1976, Sheikh Ali Jaber, whose full name is Ali Saleh Mohammed Ali Jaber, had been widely known as a Muslim preacher and ulema. He received his Indonesian citizenship in January 2020. His wife is an Indonesian citizen. Related news: Sheikh Ali Jaber had utmost care for disabled people: governor
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