- Almarhumah YMM Raja Muzwin Binti Almarhum Raja Ariff Shah (Raja Perempuan Perak)
On Thursday 6th of October 2011, the Raja Perempuan of Perak – Raja Muzwin Binti Almarhum Raja Ariff Shah passed away at Institut Jantung Negara (IJN), Kuala Lumpur. Almarhumah was the consort of the late Almarhum Sultan Idris Al-Mutawakkil Alallahi Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Shah Kadassallah, 33rd Sultan of Perak who reigned from 1963 to 1984.
In the morning of Friday 7th October 2011, I received an sms from my uncle – Tan Sri Megat Najmuddin Bin Dato’ Seri Megat Khas who is the current President of the Megat Terawis Clan Association of Malaysia, instructing me to represent him and the clan to the funeral of Almarhumah Raja Muzwin. Upon consultation with the Sultan’s Office in Kuala Kangsar, I was told that the funeral procession will commence after Asar Prayers at Makam Al-Ghufran, Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar.
I reached Kuala Kangsar at about 4.15pm and the crowd was huge. Obviously it does not only involve those in Perak but also involved the Royal Family of Johor. For those readers out there, the present Sultan of Johor – Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar is the son-in-law of Almarhumah Raja Muzwin as His Royal Highness’ consort – Raja Zarith Sofiah is the daughter of Almarhumah.
I would like to dedicate this posting to the Almarhumah Raja Muzwin. Let’s recite Al-Fatihah for Almarhumah.
Below are some pictures taken by me (using just my phone camera) during the funeral.
The Clock Tower of Kuala Kangsar - The Perak Flag can bee seen here flying at half-mast in respect of the demise of Almarhumah Raja Perempuan Muzwin of Perak
5 of Almarhumah's grandsons - unfortunately I don't know the names of these princes. My bet is from left is Tunku Abdul Jalil of Johor and the other 4 are the Al-Sagoff brothers (sons of Raja Puan Mahkota)
The coffin of Almarhumah Raja Muzwin on its last journey towards her final resting place.
My salute to these princes. Sons (YTM Raja Kecil Besar Iskandar Dzulkarnain and YAM Raja Jamil Ariffin) and grandsons (Tunku Abdul Jalil of Johor can be seen at the head of the coffin) bearing the coffin
Talkin Recital by the Perak Imams
DYMM Baginda Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar of Johor
DYMM Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris A'fifullah Shah
DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah - The Raja Muda of Perak
DYTM Tuanku Zara Salim - The Raja Puan Besar of Perak
The Tunku Mahkota of Johor
DYAM Raja Jaafar Ibni Almarhum Raja Muda Musa - The Raja Di Hilir of Perak
Children of Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah II and Almarhumah Raja Perempuan Muzwin of Perak - From Right: YAM Raja Puan Mahkota, YAM Raja Jamil Ariffin and YTM Raja Kecil Besar. The tomb seen here belongs to their father, Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah II - husband to Almarhumah Raja Muzwin.
Grandchildren of Almarhumah Raja Perempuan Muzwin - standing next to their late grandfather's tomb.