MH17: Some mosques to hold prayers for other victims

People hold candles during a candlelight vigil for victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, in Kuala Lumpur July 19, 2014. A funeral prayer in absence of the dead will be held for Muslim victims at mosques today.

MALAYSIA - Some mosques in the country will be holding the solat jenazah ghaib (funeral prayer in absence of the dead) today for the Muslim MH17 victims.

The prayer is to be performed at those mosques not receiving the remains of the victims.

There are the remains of 11 Muslims arriving today and seven will be brought to mosques in their hometowns for the solat jenazah.

They are Mastura Mustafa (Masjid At-Taqwa, Paroi), Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi and Nur Shazana Mohamed Salleh (Masjid Putra, Putrajaya), Dora Shahila Kassim (Masjid An-Taqwa TTDI), Ariza Ghazalee and Muhammad Afif Tambi (Masjid Jamek, Petrajaya, Kuching) and Azrina Yakob (Masjid Al-Hidayah, Taiping).

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the solat jenazah ghaib would be performed after Friday prayers with the national-level pra­yers held at Masjid Putra, Putrajaya."