He is no longer around. Tributes and accolades are accorded to him day after day since last Thursday, the day he departed.Leaders from both sides of the political sphere, activist, dignitaries and even artists has nothing but high praises for him, the remarkable man, the “Tok Guru” who came out to lead one of the oldest political party in the nation and later became the Menteri Besar of Kelantan, in his “ulamak” way, conservative some may say, but continued as MB for almost 6 terms, strong as ever.
The day he left, people wept openly, friends and foes openly admit that his absence would be a great loss for the nation.Whatever it may be, admittedly, Tok Guru Nik Aziz fought and struggled throughout his life for Islam. He led a state, where he infused Islamic principles and teachings in its administration and introduced rules and regulations in line with the religion.
The question is now that he is gone, what next?What next for PAS and its Islamic struggle?
According to his son who is also the MP for Pasir Mas and a PAS CEC member, Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz:“My father wanted the struggle to carry on besides asking that the struggle to uphold Islam is continued. That was his last message to the family,”
Nik Aziz indeed left 10 children, but his last message as mentioned by Nik Abduh would in reality not only be their responsibility. In a larger scale he has in PAS over 1 million “family members”, the party members who would readily continue the struggle, Islam in its true form would be upheld.Nik Aziz left a wish, and his wish are the same to all PAS members and those that sympathise their struggle. Unless and until Islam becomes the rule of the land, his struggle and their struggle continues.