بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Bismillah ir-rahman ir-rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
He was 29 and alive but how quickly it happened.
A tragic accident that left many saddened.
On duty at work like you and I
When death took him suddenly in a blink of an eye.
While fasting in hunger he did his part
To bring food to a wife he just kissed goodbye.
No words can truly describe this loss
To a family that loved him and now mourns for their loss.
May his soul rest in peace and be among those who are righteous.
This morning my wife teared beside me after our morning prayers when news came to her earlier from a sister whose bridesmaid's husband was the man who passed. She could not help feeling a connection with the man and his family for like the both of us he was nearing his thirties and was briefly married, only two years or more.
Today we mourn the loss of a brother in faith and we seek our Lord to grant him mercy and admit him into the highest heaven, Jannatul Firdaus. During this blessed month of Mercy where the faithful fast and gather in prayer. Our hearts unite and go out to those who left us to be with their Lord by reciting part of a verse in the Qur'an saying,
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un
"We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return."
(Qur'an, Surah al-Baqarah, Verse: 156)
and in response Allah (s.w.t) had comforted us by saying,
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱسْتَعِينُوا۟ بِٱلصَّبْرِ وَٱلصَّلَوٰةِ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَعَ ٱلصَّٰبِرِينَ
وَلَا تَقُولُوا۟ لِمَن يُقْتَلُ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ أَمْوَٰتٌۢ ۚ بَلْ أَحْيَآءٌ وَلَٰكِن لَّا تَشْعُرُونَ
"O you who believe! Seek help in patience and prayer. Truly! Allah is with the patient.
And say not of those who are killed in the Cause of Allah, ‘They are dead.’
Nay, they are living, but you perceive not.”
(Qur'an, Surah al-Baqarah, Verse: 153-154)
May Allah (s.w.t) grant ease and comfort to our brother in his grave until the Day of Judgement and may He ease his family in all their affairs during this difficult time. For him to be called home with His Lord during this holy month of Ramadan, is indeed a blessing as he ended his last breath doing good deeds. He was fasting for the sake of Allah (s.w.t) in remembrance of those who are less fortunate than him and honouring his family by earning an honest living with his hard work and dedication to his job as a Traffic Police Officer.
Reported by Anas ibn Malik, the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, say:
“If the Resurrection were established upon one of you while he has in his hand a sapling,
then let him plant it.”
(Hadith: Musnad Ahmad 12491)
The seed here that was mentioned could also be inferred as a seed of good deed.
May it be a reminder to all of us that death comes for us all one way or another and that the joys in this life are but temporary and that which last for eternity is in the hereafter.
Life is fragile so cherish it and let’s not take those who love us for granted. Let us be grateful for the abundance of blessings that Allah (s.w.t) had showered on us.
Our heart goes out to brother Nadzrie, his family and loved ones. Though we have never met, in shaa Allah (God Willing) may we meet in paradise.