Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Morning Reminder

Normally, I don't forward things I get through email - mainly malas.

But Uncle M sent this which I thought we all could do with, so instead of forwarding , I'm posting this. 10 to 1 you have read it somewhere.

Semalam I dreamt that my brother Saiful dropped dead! I terjaga and it was subuh! It was so sad. I can't imagine losing any of my family members suddenly like that...Saiful masa kecik-kecik was my "sparring partner"..I'm always fighting with him..there is a picture of him licking my birthday cake at the age of 2- so cute - mana lah gambar tu now. There was no peace for my parents until he went to MRSM Terendak -barulaaaah aman sikit. But the end of the dream was my own creation I think - because I went back to bed after subuh (much to the annoyance of my children who actually brought the phone near to our ears for us to listen to the horribly chirpy alarm) and dreamt he was actually faking it. Anyway because of that, let's all read this LONG poem and be reminded that we have somewhere else to go after this life and have we packed our bags for it??

" It was early in the morning at four,When death knocked upon a bedroom door,
Who is there? The sleeping one cried.
I'm Malkul Mawt, let me inside.
At once, the man began to shiver,
As one sweating in deadly fever,
He shouted to his sleeping wife,
Don't let him take away my life.
Please go away, O Angel of Death!
Leave me alone; I'm not ready yet.
My family on me depends,
Give me a chance, O please prepense!
The angel knocked again and again,Friend!
I'll take your life without a pain,
Tis your soul Allah requires,
I come not with my own desire.
Bewildered, the man began to cry,
O Angel I'm so afraid to die,
I'll give you gold and be your slave,
Don't send me to the unlit grave.
Let me in, O Friend!
The Angel said,Open the door;
get up from your bed,
If you do not allow me in,
I will walk through it, like a Jinn.
The man held a gun in his right hand,
Ready to defy the Angel's stand.
I'll point my gun, towards your head,
You dare come in; I'll shoot you dead.
By now the Angel was in the room,
Saying, O Friend! Prepare for you doom.
Foolish man, Angels never die,
Put down your gun and do not sigh.Why are you afraid!
Tell me O man,To die according to Allah's plan?
Come smile at me, do not be grim,
Be Happy to return to Him.
O Angel! I bow my head in shame,I had no time to take Allah's Name.
From morning till dusk, I made my wealth,
Not even caring for my health.Allah's command I never obeyed,
Nor five times a day I ever prayed.
A Ramadan came and a Ramadan went,
But no time had I to repent.
The Hajj was already FARD on me,
But I would not part with my money.
All charities I did ignore,
Taking usury more and more.
Sometimes I sipped my favorite wine,
With flirting women I sat to dine
.O Angel! I appeal to you,
Spare my life for a year or two.
The Laws of Quran I will obey,
I'll begin SALAT this very day.
My Fast and Hajj, I will complete,
And keep away from self-conceit.
I will refrain from usury,
And give all my wealth to charity,
Wine and wenches I will detest,
Allah's oneness I will attest.
We Angels do what Allah demands,
We cannot go against His commands.
Death is ordained for everyone,
Father, mother, daughter or son.
I'm afraid this moment is your last,
Now be reminded, of your past,
I do understand your fears,
But it is now too late for tears.
You lived in this world, two score and more,
Never did you, your people adore.
Your parents, you did not obey,
Hungry beggars, you turned away.
Your two ill-gotten, female offspring,
In nightclubs, for livelihood they sing.I
nstead of making more Muslims,
You made your children non-Muslims.
You ignored the Mua'dhin Adhaan,
Nor did you read the Holy Quran.
Breaking promises all your life,
Backbiting friends, and causing strife.
From hoarded goods, great profits you made,
And your poor workers, you underpaid.
Horses and cards were your leisure,
Moneymaking was your pleasure.
You ate vitamins and grew more fat,
With the very sick, you never sat.
A pint of blood you never gave,
Which could a little baby save?
O Human, you have done enough wrong,
You bought good properties for a song.
When the farmers appealed to you,
\You did not have mercy, tis true.
Paradise for you? I cannot tell,
Undoubtedly you will dwell in hell.
There is no time for you to repent,
I'll take your soul for which I am sent.
The ending however, is very sad,
Eventually the man became mad
With a cry, he jumped out of bed,
And suddenly, he fell down dead.
O Reader! Take moral from here,
You never know, your end may be near
Change your living and make amends
For heaven, on your deeds depends.
If this poem inspires you,It can help someone too"


Madam Tai Tai said...

Alamak Shila, there's a line in the poem that goes..

"Hungry beggars, you turned away."

Baru aje cerita pasal losing my compassion in my blog. baca you punya poem pasal repent before death and ada pulak sebut about beggars!!!!

Looks like I have to start giving them some bokshis (alms) from now la!

MrsNordin said...

This is a good one. Repent, Bj... repent!!

Superwomanwannabe said...


You did not lose your compassion lah - if they were genuine beggars Im sure you would give loads. But they're not and why help the mafia right.

Superwomanwannabe said...

Yah MRsN I feel that way too when I read this!!

Winter Sonata sure is different at 49 years old!

Believe it or not I am rewatching Winter Sonata.. ee geram betul I dengan si Yujin tu lah... she really was a wutz wasn't she? and...