Sunday, August 16, 2009

The End of Life

"Berpisah sudah segalanya

Yang tinggal hanyalah kenangan

Diiring doa dan airmata

Yang pergi takkan kembali lagi."

- Pergi Tak Kembali, by Rabbani

Ustaz Asri (Rabbani)

11 years ago

Knock knock

Syaraf: Hirumi oh Hirumi.

Hirumi: Oh. It's you Syaraf.

Syaraf: Hey, come out and play with me.

Hirumi: Ooh. Alright.

They went to the playground in front of Hirumi's house. There were lots of questions in Hirumi’s mind but he doesn’t want to bother Syaraf with it.

Hirumi: Hey, Syaraf. Um. I'm really sorry your mother passed away yesterday.

Syaraf: Ooh. It's alright. Thanks Hirumi.

Syaraf answered with a straight face. Hirumi looked at Syaraf in awe. Tempted by Syaraf’s carefree attitude, Hirumi went ahead and asked.

Hirumi: Syaraf, I'm surprised you're this calm. How can you be this calm when your mother just passed away yesterday? I thought you would still be mourning.

Syaraf stopped playing the see saw.

Syaraf: Yes, I’m still mourning. I did cry a lot. And I still wanted to cry now. But somebody said to me yesterday, if I cried for my mother’s death too much, the Syaitan will get into my mind and control my body and actions.

Hirumi: Ooh.

Hirumi was really surprised. How can a 12 year old think about that? Alhamdulillah, Syaraf has grown up to be a good man and he has been a really good friend of Hirumi eversince.


*Note to another good friend who has lost his beloved mum days ago.

Hi friend.

I hope you’re doing fine. I’m really sorry for your mum. How I wish to be at her funeral and prayed for her too. I know you love your mum so much. I believe other friends know about that too. We never really talk to you about your mum since she passed away. We’re just afraid that it would remind you of her again. We don’t want to see you in pain, mourning for her.

All I really want to say is that we are still here, your friends. I may not be able to advise you on how to handle these things as I’ve not experienced it. But I can always try to listen.

There is so much to life for you to live for and things for you to look forward to. So, life must go on. And remember, you will always have us, your friends to support you.

May Allah bless you mother’s soul.


P/s: Al-fatihah for Ustaz Asri (Rabbani) too.