Salam Ma’al Hijrah to all Muslims all over the world and those who may have come across this blog by accident. For most of us who are fortunate, we get to be with our families and stay in the comforts of our home during this time of year. But there are also so many others who are now suffering, fighting for their lives..some at war and some in sickness. I feel completely ignorant towards what is happening in Gaza. My newsfeed has been updated with photos of kids laying motionless on the ground, adults who might be someone’s brother, sister, husband, wife, father or mother crying for the loss of their innocent young ones and family members. I didn’t mean to be disrespectful but I find myself scrolling down faster than usual to avoid looking at these sad pictures. I cannot comprehend how monstrous a person can be, to be able to kill a child without mercy. Astaghfirullah.
I know the feeling of loss. I’ve lost the people I love many years ago. Their passing was hard to deal with and I couldn’t bear to think about those children and civilians who witnessed the killings of their own family with their own eyes knowing that their last memories of the person they love is a body filled with scars, wounds and bloods. Ya Allah, even the thought of it breaks my heart.
Today, my husband’s family members and I mourn the loss of a beloved family member who has passed yesterday evening. He has made his hijrah to another life. Alhamdulillah despite the pain of losing someone so dear to our hearts, we are comforted by the fact that he passed on peacefully and surrounded by his families. I have been surrounded by overwhelming news of death and it has rendered me speechless to be honest. It reminds me that everyone will soon pass on when their time has come. Am I ready for death? Are you ready for death?
Sometimes we are too caught up with dunya matters that we forget that soon our time will come and nothing else matters except for our deeds here on Earth. Sometimes the news of someone’s passing makes us realise that we forgot that life is in fact temporary yet we are chasing after dunya so much thinking that we have still another tomorrow to compensate for whatever that is lacking the day before or the years before.
SubhanAllah. Only Allah knows when our time comes and I pray that when it is our time, we will be able to pass peacefully and in a good state insyAllah. May Allah forgives us from our wrongdoings and sins and may He protects us from Shaitaan. Let us recite Al-Fatihah to all of our Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world who have passed on to a more safer and better place, insyAllah. Al-Fatihah.