Abdul Hadi Awang

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This is a Malay name; the name Awang is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Abdul Hadi.
Yang Berhormat Tuan Guru Dato' Seri Hajji
Abdul Hadi bin Awang
Tuan Guru Dato' Seri Haji Abdul Hadi Awang.jpg
President of Parti Islam SeMalaysia
Assumed office
23 July 2002
Preceded by Fadzil Noor
Member of Parliament
for Marang
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded by Abdul Rahman Bakar
In office
1990 – 21 March 2004
Succeeded by Abdul Rahman Bakar
Member of the Terengganu Assembly
for Rhu Rendang
Leader of the Opposition of Malaysia
In office
23 July 2002 – 21 March 2004
Monarch Sirajuddin
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Preceded by Fadzil Noor
Succeeded by Lim Kit Siang
Menteri Besar of Terengganu
In office
2 December 1999 – 25 March 2004
Preceded by Wan Mokhtar Ahmad
Succeeded by Idris Jusoh
Personal details
Born (1947-10-20) 20 October 1947 (age 67)
Marang, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party PAS
Spouse(s) Puan Hajah Zainab bt. Awang
Norzita Taat
Children 13
Religion Sunni Islam

Dato' Seri Haji Abdul Hadi bin Awang (Jawi: حاج عبدالهادي اوڠ, born 20 October 1947) is the current President of the Parti Islam SeMalaysia, an Islamist political party in Malaysia. He was Mentri Besar of Terengganu from 1999 to 2004, and he is the current state assemblyman for Rhu Rendang and Member of Parliament for Marang, both in Terengganu.

Hadi received his education in the neighbourhood schools before continuing his studies at the Islamic University of Madinah between 1969 to 1973, and later at Al-Azhar University.[1] Upon his return to Malaysia he joined ABIM in 1977, where he quickly became the Selangor state chief for ABIM. A year later, Hadi joined PAS, under which he contested a parliamentary seat in the 1978 Malaysian General Elections.[2] He quickly rose through the ranks. He became PAS deputy president in 1989, when Fadzil Noor was elected to the party presidency. In 2002, Hadi, then the PAS deputy President, became the party's president when Fadzil died of a heart attack.

On 10 April 2008, he was hospitalised after suffering a mild stroke.[3]


  1. ^ Hooker, Othman, Clive (2003), pg 232-3
  2. ^ Haddad, Voll, Esposito (1991), pg 50
  3. ^ "Malaysia: Leader Of Malaysia's Islamic Opposition Party Hospitalized After Minor Stroke.". SinChew (Malaysia). 


  • Farish Ahmad Noor, Islam Embedded: The Historical Development of the Democratic Action Party DAP, 1951–2003, Malaysian Sociological Research Institute, 2004, ISBN 983-99866-8-6
  • Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, Voll, John Obert, Esposito, John L., The Contemporary Islamic Revival: A Critical Survey and Bibliography, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1991, ISBN 0-313-24719-6
  • Hooker, Virginia Matheson, Othman, Norani, Kessler, Clive S., Malaysia: Islam, Society and Politics, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2003, ISBN 981-230-161-5
  • Saw, Swee-Hock, K. Kesavapany, Malaysia: Recent Trends and Challenges, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2006, ISBN 981-230-339-1

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fadzil Noor
Leader of the Opposition of Malaysia
Succeeded by
Lim Kit Siang
Preceded by
Wan Mokhtar Ahmad
Mentri Besar of Terengganu
Succeeded by
Idris Jusoh
Party political offices
Preceded by
Fadzil Noor
President of the PAS
2002 – present