"He had, in fact, completed translating one third of the Quran. He felt he had to do it because the current translations used flowery language.
"He wanted to translate it into language that is easier for the public to understand,” he told reporters at his father’s home here.
Ahmad Shauqi, 50, said that in the later stage of his life, his father was actively writing and his last work was an auto-biography.
However, he said, the auto-biography was still being finalized and would be published soon.
"All his life, he fought for the people and made sacrifices for the family. He wrote about it all in his auto-biography.
"He did not leave any last messages to us, his children, except that he wanted us all to return to the Quran,” Ahmad Shauqi said.
Kassim died at the Kulim Hospital at 10 am today of lung-related problems after a 36-hour coma. He was 84. His wife, Sharifah Fauziah Syed Yusuff, and two of his three children were with him when he breathed his last.
Source: The Malaysian Online