The video below shows the moment a renowned Imaam (khatib) collapsed and fainted while delivering sermon on Friday at the Al-Bukhary mosque in Masjid Bukhari, Kedah, Malaysia. All the members of his congregation who witnessed the incident were in shock.
Ustaz Ku Yaacob Ku Hashim, 68, was a former teacher of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Kedah. He collapsed at 1.30pm in the middle of his sermon and was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead.
“We were focusing on his sermon, when he suddenly collapsed and fell on the pulpit.
“A few of us rushed to bring him down and several doctors in the congregation administered CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) while I called for an ambulance,” said Ku Yaacob’s former student Hassan Mustafa Afifuddin, who was among the members of the congregation praying on Friday.
Hassan Mustafa Afifuddin,30, said that soon after reaching the Sultanah Bahiyah (HSB) hospital, the medical officer on duty pronounced Ku Yaacob dead.