Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Today I received some unfortunate news regarding a young man aged only a year older than myself, one whom I had known, as well as known by many of whom I’m acquainted with; this person met with a sudden accident leading to the end of his life.
I’ve come across a lot of news relating to the death of young people over the recent years. I personally have experienced losing somebody very close to me, who’s family I too have been very close to, so you could say I know all too well how remorseful, how daunting and how distressful such a situation can be…
Here’s something I wrote not too long ago as a reflection regarding my experiences- in hopes that perhaps it may bring a positive perspective to those of us that are experiencing this hardship in life.
Grieving over the departure of one who is precious to you, may be one of the hardest battles you face. I was sad, lonely, guilty & broken hearted. Then I looked deep into my fears, I faced my strongest enemy. The battle against myself. I learned to love God a little bit more. I learned to appreciate His compassion & His mercy. When I felt guilty, she appeared in my dreams, she would embrace me, hold my hand & reassure me that, ‘it’s all okay.’ After I crossed my bridge of regret, I peered into the gardens of hope. The trees of happiness. The skies of mercy. She’s in a better place. So when I miss her, I know. I’ll see her again God-willing. Her smiling face, her laugh & her cheeriness. She will be happy with her match that’s ready for her in Heaven. I’ll see her & I’ll watch her fulfil all her dreams over there. I’ll be gifted with this ever-lasting present in a world that won’t allow me to miss her. The real world that will take us into forever.
Please remember this young man, his family, his friends, essentially all those close to him in your prayers. Please remember all those that have passed before us in your prayers too.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.
(إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ).
Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return.