|After 5 years studied at the school, in 1952
Tok Guru Nik Aziz went to India to further his study at the Deoband Darul Ulum
in India. The course at Deoband took about 5 years. From India, Tok Guru Nik
Aziz continue his Islamic Education at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.
There, he took the Arabic Language and Islamic Law as main subject After 4
years, this brilliant Tok Guru managed to pass and finish his Bachelor Of Arts
and Master of Art in Islamic law. In 1962, Tok Guru Nik Aziz went to
Malaya (now Malaysia). Tok Guru Nik Aziz can speak a few foreign languages such
as Arabic, Tamil, Urdu and English.
In 1963, Tok Guru Nik Aziz married with Tuan
Sabariah Tuan Ishak (at that time his wife was 14 years old). Now, both of them
got 10 children (5 daughter and 5 sons). According to Tok Guru Nik Aziz, all his
children took Islamic education as their main subject.
After coming back from Egypt, Tok Guru start
his work as the full time religious teacher and become an Islamic preacher, to
full fill his father ambition. In the middle of 1960, Tok Guru Nik Aziz was a
part time teacher and teaches the adult class people for one year (Guru kelas
dewasa KEMAS). He agreed to be the teacher because they (the class supervisor)
allow him to gave his lectures without any term and condition (Tak payah ikut
telunjuk atau arahan orang kemas, so dia setuju, jangan silap faham pula macam
MB Kedah tu selalu dok kata ).
Tok Guru Nik Abdul Aziz seriously join the
Parti Islam Semalaysia or PAS after resigned as the adult class teacher. In a
few month after that, i.e. in 1967, he was offered as the candidate for
by-election for Kelantan Hilir (now Pengkalan Chepa) parliamentary seat. He has
won the by-election at Kelantan Hilir or Pengkalan Chepa parliamentary seat from
the year 1967 and every time there was another election, he won the seat until
1986 when he was transferred to another parliamentary seat in Bachok, Kelantan.
Nik Aziz as the Central Ulamak Council Chief
Tok Guru Nik Aziz has been elected as the
Central Ulamak Council Chief from 1968 until now. This position give him
authority to advice all matters pertaining to Islamic faced by the party and the
Nik Aziz as the Kelantanís PAS Commisioner
As a good leader, Tok Guru Nik Azizís
followers has request to the top partyís leaders to appoint him as the
Kelantan state party commisioner. They (the followers) need a leaders that was
well versed about Islam and they did not want any secular leaders anymore. At
last, the top partyís leaders had agreed to appoint him as the Kelantanís
PAS commissioner, a strong position that give him certain power to manage and
control the partyís activities particularly in Kelantan . Compare to the other
state, Kelantan is the only state in Malaysia with the biggest PAS followers. In
another words, the position as Kelantanís PAS Commissioner is actually a big
opportunity and not so many opposition party leader in Malaysia can hold that
At first, Tok Guru Nik Aziz did not want to
accept that post. He felt that other PAS leader should hold that post, not him.
As a humble leader, Tok Guru Nik Aziz keep on telling his follower that he was
not the right person. But after so many pressures given to him, at last he
accept it based on a <italic>hadeeth</italic> (Nabi Muhammad words)
that give guidelines on how a selected leader should not reject a good position
if he (the potential leader) has the ability to lead compare to others.
Tok Guru As Chief Minister of Kelantan
Tok Guru Nik Aziz has been appointed as the
5th. Chief Minister of Kelantan Darulnaim on 22nd. October 1990 at 8.00 pm to
replace former Menteri Besar from the ruling government i.e. Barisan Nasional.
He got the biggest majority during the national election for Kelantan. As an
emerging Islamic and transformational leader, Tok Guru Nik Aziz has cut off 40%
of his salary to be given to the savings of Kelantan PAS (<italic>dia dah
buat penjimatan sejak lama dulu dah</italic>..). He also did not accept
any allowance provided for him during Hari Raya (the celebrating holiday in
Tok Guru also warned all the elected exco and
state assembly members to reject any prize given to them by any people. He felt
that the prize given can be considered as misconduct or bribery that could led
Itu sajer, nak tau lebih lanjut, silalah
melawat beliau di rumah beliau kat tepi masjid Pulau Melaka, Kota Bharu, tengok
dan saksikanlah sendiri rumah beliau yang amat sederhana, cuma dibuat dari kayu
biasa, tangga dari simen (tak ada marmar atau mozaik etc) iaitu rumah tipikal
masyarakat Melayu di Kelantan......