Almarhum Raja Ashman Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, the Raja Kecil Sulong of Perak, passes away

Almarhum Raja Ashman Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, Raja Kecil Sulong 2010-2012, at the opening of the Perak Sultanate Exhibition at the Ipoh Town Hall in February 2012. (Photo: YM Raja Mariam Raja Mohamed Iskandar)

Almarhum Raja Ashman Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah died in the early hours of Friday, 30 March 2012, at his residence in Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. Almarhum’s remains were brought to Istana Iskandariah and was subsequently interred at the Al-Ghufran Royal Mausoleum after Asar prayers at Masjid Ubudiah.

The atmosphere at Bukit Chandan was described as solemn and many, both from the extended Royal Family as well as the rakyat, were in attendance. YM Raja Mariam Raja Mohamed Iskandar who attended described the scene at Al-Ghufran, “There was a sea of people at the Makam yesterday. Even if I had passed by my own mother, there was every likelihood that I wouldn’t have noticed her. For the most part, I just couldn’t focus on the faces… there were too many. But I did notice an air of quiet dignity in the sadness among many of them. For me, the most profound and poignant part of the funeral was the non-stop salawat/dzikir, echoing throughout the funeral procession till the very end of the burial. A fitting farewell for a much loved and respected Prince who had revered his God and the Prophet”. Almarhum’s remains were carried on the siraja Di-Raja by members of the Royal Malay Regiment and Royal Malaysian Police from Istana Iskandariah to Masjid Ubudiah. Also in attendance were the members of the Johor and Perak royal family, as well as the Prime Minister and some members of his cabinet.

The Siraja DiRaja carried by members of the Malaysian Armed Forces arriving at Masjid Ubudiah. (Photo: YM Raja Mariam Raja Mohamed Iskandar)

Almarhum Raja Ashman Shah’s remains being carried to Al-Ghufran after jenazah prayers at Masjid Ubudiah. (Photo: YM Raja Mariam Mohamed Iskandar)

We at SembangKuala would like to extend our deepest condolences to Almarhum’s family – DYMM Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzudin Ghafarullahu-lah, the Sultan of Perak; DYMM Tuanku Bainun binti Mohd Ali, the Raja Permaisuri of Perak; DYTM Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, the Raja Muda of Perak; YTM Raja Ahmad Nazim Azlan Shah ibni Almarhum Raja Ashman Shah, the Raja Kecil Tengah of Perak; YAM Raja Dato’ Seri Azureen binti Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah; YAM Raja Dato’ Seri Eleena binti Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah; YAM Raja Dato’ Seri Yong Sofia binti Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah; Dato’ Seri Noraini Jane binti Tan Sri Kamarul Ariffin; YM Raja Emina Aliyyah binti Almarhum Raja Ashman Shah and YM Raja Bainunnisa Safia binti Almarhum Raja Ashman Shah; as well as the rest of Almarhum’s family.

May Allah swt grant Almarhum jannah. Al-Fatihah.

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