VIDEO: Indonesian dies while reciting Quran during official ceremony

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The video of an Indonesian man who died while reciting passages from the Quran has gone viral on social media.

Sheikh Ja’far Abdulrahman was reciting the Quran verses from Surah al-Mulk during an official ceremony in the presence of Indonesia’s Minister of Social Affairs Khofifah Indar Parawansa.

The video, which is four minutes long, purportedly shows him suffering from a fatal cardiac arrest as he could not complete the recitation. Abdulrahman was later taken away by medics on a stretcher.

A number of social media users who circulated the footage praised the reciter’s death saying “what an honorable way to die” and wishing the same fate for them and their loved ones.

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