“Laugh and cry, live and die, life is a dream we are dreaming” – sang Celine Dion in “When You Looked At Me”. I am always touched by kind people who crossed my life even just for temporary moment or those who have shown me kindness albeit the slightest moment. Death also touched me a great deal whenever it involves people around me and I have written quite a lot on it :-
- Muzem’s mother passed away at Makkah in 2010 : I received the news at Bagan Lalang beach (REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2010/11/07/al-fatihah-condolences-to-muzem-sk-serendahs-children-day-co-curriculum-carnival/) ;
- My senior Master’s Degree coursemate, Noraiyati Omar @ Kak Ti (https://www.facebook.com/noraiyatiomar?fref=ts) : She passed away when I was at United Kingdom last December 2014 due to dengue. She will be forever missed (REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/r-i-p-inalillah-an-ode-of-demise-for-the-late-noraiyati-omar-my-upm-masters-degree-in-corporate-communications-sister/) ;
- My Pak Su ‘Id, my youngest uncle from Ayah’s side : He passed away due to accident. He was a good person who always like to rekindle the family together. Inalillah (REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/la-douleur-exquise-the-heart-wrenching-night-the-death-of-allahyarham-pak-su-id-shuib-ismail/ & https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/la-doulur-exquise-part-2-written-on-loh-mahfuz-the-death-of-allahyarham-pak-su-id-shuaid-ismail/) ;
- A Facebook Friend who used the nick “Tok Bomo”(https://www.facebook.com/mohdazrulazri) : I never met him but always interacted via Facebook. He had always been a jovial person who teased me a lot (REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/facebook-for-malaysians-a-virtual-yonder-death-as-twinge-of-melancholy/).
Today, I learned the death of a friend from my USM days as Microbiology degree student. Nurul Huda Sanusi or affectionately known as Huda was a woman who professes the Islamic values from the way she talked and the way she dressed. If I remembered correctly, she was our Secretary of Biology Student Society for 2004/2005 session. I wasn’t really close to her but after USM days, she always corresponded and interacted with me via social media (I have always been social media addict – from Friendster years, to MySpace, E-Kawan, Tagged and now Facebook!).
She gave a lot of good advice and even acted as intermediate when I had a misunderstanding with Muzem 5 years ago. As she was the friend to both of us, she adviced me that she couldn’t take side and it would do no harm to reseal the friendship back. I remembered that and I can vouch that whatever she said partly inspired me to humble myself to bend my ego and approached Muzem to reseal the friendship. I agreed with her that there was nothing to be gained from being egoistic. After all, Islam always encourages us to bend our egos and appreciate relationships with others, no? Alhamdulillah, she did her part as a Muslimah and I hope this little ounce of kindness will help her in the AfterLife, Insya ALLAH.
Apart from that, she also a frequent commentator of my Facebook statuses. Nevertheless I noticed that for these lately 2 years, she wasn’t that active anymore. Last time I heard was that Huda got married and I thought she would have been busy with her married life. So you could imagine how shocked I was when I read Marina’s status stating that Huda passed away, today! In a way perhaps I was also consumed with my focus on Master’s Degree and my life that I overlooked any statuses on regards of her health. Marina told me that Huda had leukemia and Huda adviced Marina to savour life to the fullest. I was sad when I heard this but knowing Huda’s personality, I could imagine her calmness and “Tawakallah” when she was battling this. Inalillah.
A snap from the past. This was during Convocation Week 2004 where I served as one of the Exco committees. Had luncheon with the whole Biology friends. The late Huda was at the furthest left. Inalillah.
We are not the best of friend but your kindness will be forever remembered. This is also a testimony to all of us that it will do no harm for us to show kindness to people. Who knows that will help us in the AfterLife? Inalillah. May ALLAH SWT bless your beautiful soul my friend. Nobody knows when is my turn. Could be after this? Could be tomorrow? It is still secret of ALLAH SWT. God bless.