Al-Fatihah: YMM Raja Perempuan Muzwin Binti Almarhum Raja Ariff Shah

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.



About Megat Iskandar At-Terawis

Born 18 February 1979. Received primary education at King Edward VII School, Taiping, Perak and continued his secondary education at Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR), Ipoh, Perak (1992-1996). He was awarded a scholarship by the Public Service Department to further his studies in the United Kingdom. Completed his A-Levels at Brooke House College, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, United Kindom in 1999 and gained entry to the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom. Graduated with a Joint Honours Degree in Computing and Accounting & Finance in 2002. He later pursued his post-graduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 2003 specialising in Malay Aristocratic Genealogy. Former Chairman of the United Kingdom Executive Council for Malaysian Students (UKEC) from 2001-2003. He was a banker by profession – specialising in Cash Management & Islamic Finance. He is now heading the corporate affairs of a technology company based in Putrajaya. An appointed member of the Community Representative Council for Putrajaya (MPPWP Sub-Zone H) by the Minister of Federal Territories. He is also an elected member of the Executive Committee for Persatuan Darul Ridzuan, heading its Heritage Bureau. He is also the founder and currently serving as Secretary of the Persatuan Keturunan Megat Terawis Malaysia (The Megat Terawis Clan Association of Malaysia). A Grade 8 holder in Pianoforte, he is an active musician, composer and arranger. He married his 3rd cousin – Puteri Nuur Khadijah Binti Megat Ramli in 2004 and was blessed with two children – Megat Idris Naquiyuddin and Puteri Mariam Sophia.
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