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We’re in the final week of Ramadan, time flies! By this time next week, Muslims across the world will be celebrating Eidul Fitr (Monday or Tuesday, dependent on the moon sighting). This is a festival in celebration of our month’s fast in Ramadan. It is an auspicious, happy and joyous day, where we thank God the Almighty for His many bounties. I look forward to Eid, but I cannot help but feel for those who are currently suffering. There’s always people suffering everywhere, but my thoughts now rest with the people of Gaza and those who perished on Malaysia Airlines MH17. I’m certain you’ve all heard of the latest atrocities concerning them. At the end of the day, it’s always the innocent people (men, women, many children, i.e. families) who have lost their lives in the most tragic way.

My heart goes out to their loved ones, who would have to carry on with their lives broken-hearted. They will never be the same, it would be very hard to smile again. We know death is for certain, no one escapes it. We feel sad when someone we love dies, even in the most natural circumstances. But like in the case of MH17, or MH370 (which disappeared in March) or the ongoing wars, we can only imagine what their loved ones must be going through. The trauma would stay for a very long time. I find it hard to be happy when I think of their suffering. I find comfort in knowing their souls will all be in Heaven, given the circumstances of their death. As for the rest of us (a reminder to myself), let us make a pledge to treasure all those around us.

This worldly life is too short and very fragile, it’s only temporary after all. It’s not meant to last. Let’s stop the bickering and hard feelings towards each other. Let’s be kind and respectful, regardless of our differences. We don’t know how long that person will be in our lives, we’ll only be left with memories when he/she is gone. Let’s make the memories sweet, let’s remember the good times. Everyone has to go someday; some may have the chance to say goodbye, others may end tragically like the ones mentioned above. We have no power over death, but we have the power to shape the memories we share whilst we’re alive. Let’s work on that, make them good ones! Pray for all this blessed Ramadan end!!!

my late beloved father with my dearest mother and my son at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, our happy memory

my late beloved father/dearest mother with my son at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, one happy memory

My heart is with those who have lost their loved ones…to God we belong, to Him we return.

 

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4 responses

  1. Assalamualaikum Rosa Noor,

    Rasa sungguh tersentuh dengan entri ini. Sama-sama lah kita berdoa untuk kedamaian alam segajat ini. Semoga anak-anak kita dapat menikmati hidup yang aman sejahtera, penuh dengan kasih sayang sesama manusia tanpa mengira bangsa dan agama.

  2. Waalaikumsalam Rosmi, terima kasih sudi singgah di blog ini. Ameen, semoga doa Rosmi yang ikhlas menjadi kenyataan! Too many atrocities across the globe of late, too many tears shed by normal everyday people who are victims of power and greed. Let’s make a difference in any small way we can, we can start of by appreciating those around us, more so than ever.

  3. Salam Rosa Noor,

    Berbagai musibah yang dilihat dan didengar begitu juga dengan yang dirasai oleh rakyat Malaysia dengan musibah MH 17 dan MH370 baru ini. Tiap hari kami melihat kesengsaraan rakyat Palestine dari media elektronik tidak dicapai akal memiikirkan bagaimana mereka di aniaya. Cuba merasai bagaimana perasaan mereka yang kehilangan orang yang amat disayangi sangat memilukan tapi akan lega bila memikirkan yang hilang itu mendapat ganjaran syurga pastinya. Sungguh benar, kita kena menjalani kehidupan dengan kenangan manis disamping orang2 yang disayangi. Pastinya musibah yang Allah beri ini punya hikmah yang terbaik yang hanya Allah mengetahuinya. Salam Ramadhan dan juga Selamat Hari Raya yang bakal menjlema tidak berapa hari sahaja lagi untuk Rosa dan keluarga.

    • Waalaikumsalam Kak Haneem, memang betul banyak musibah dan bencana sejak kebelakangan ini, setiap kali check internet ada saja berita buruk…tak de mood dah nak beraya tahun ni…sedih mengenangkan nasib mereka yang kehilangan. Kita doakan yang terbaik buat semua, Allah yang maha berkuasa atas segalanya. I wish Kak Haneem and family Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, semoga diberkati Allah di hari yang mulia ini nanti…