Only The Good Die Young- Takziah

Takziah and our heart goes out to you Helza, for losing your husband to osophageal cancer (cancer of the gullet or oesophagus). Another one who has left us far far too early- he was barely 40. One year my husband's junior at Kolek. She was my friend and former colleague - I've known her since 2002- ish. Her husband Zul and her had four sons.- four very young sons! We did not keep in touch much, occassionally calling each other up, until one day in Feb this year, I heard that Zul was diagnosed with advanced cancer- and that was before CNY! I heard that he wanted to postpone chemo until AFTER the CNY hols- so that he can spend it at home. He had very advanced cancer -it was allready in the lungs. Remembering D, I knew the outcome....but it was unthinkable that he might leave his wife so soon...

All of a sudden 2 weeks ago I heard he had been admitted. We kept saying we should go - but when I got a call from a friend saying that its critical, we rushed there, with the kids in tow. He was breathless, and very thin, but other than that, he was not strapped to any machines, there were no tubes attached, and he was surrounded by family. I could only give her a hug, hoping to convey my sympathies. It is a very heavy test indeed, and they are the very best of people . She is humble and modest and sweet and by all accounts, he was a moderate, pious man.

So we went, prayed for him, his mom was sitting by his bed, berzikir, She left soon and Helza sat with him, repeating holy verses in his ear- We stayed for an hour ..at 9 something, we left for home. Spoke to his sister who said the family had accepted it and had refused all sorts of treatment- chemo, dialysis....husband said later that that was probably wise...I was saying I would probably try anyway..Just cause you know the outcome does not mean that it will definitely happen- Allah SWT can throw in a few surprises....(I'm all about hope,me) But it was not to be.

Kids waited outside in the corridor. Dahlia came in and said this man is dying, mummy. And about one hour later...we received the sms saying that he has left us....

from Allah you came and to Allah you return.....

Zulkifli Mohammadon- may Allah bless your soul and place you with the believers, may Allah protect your family, and may Allah give them the strength to go on....

Comments

wanshana said…
Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat ke atas rohnya, dan semoga Arwah dikumpulkan di kalangan golongan yang beriman. Amin.

He was a very good man.

We were just at the traffic light at SJMC when Haizal received the SMS. That was 10:53pm. He had passed away just a few minutes earlier.

Helza and his mom were very calm and redha dengan ketentuaNya.

Al-Fatihah.
Anonymous said…
Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat ke atas rohnya. Semoga Arwah ditempatkan dengan golongan yang beriman. amin....

We got Jab's message that he was critical, alas was not able to visit.

Our condolences to his family.

Al-Fatihah.

ftm
Shana- read your blog this morning - yah I was annoyed gak with Jab as he spent half the time at the hosp, smsing...later he said what else canhe do- so he called everyone...

So young kan.
ftm..

yeah didnt think he was that bad - i certainly did not think he was going that night! But God knows best..
izreen fara said…
thanks kak long for updating me. i got the news from my boss early in the morning, but that was about that.
innalillah...

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