Monday, 25 March 2013

..my brother, Adnan..



...we were a sibling of three, sharing common parents, Aminah Sulong and Hamid Daud...Johan, 74 is the eldest and I am the youngest...in between there was Adnan...He must have been 71 when he died that day on the evening of a Thursday, 21st of March, 2013...

...we were on the way to town that fateful evening, my wife and I...and it was rather uncharacteristic of me to make that short trip...it was Thursday night, after all... a malam Jumaat....I would normally be at the mosque in Kampong Sungei, reading the Surah Yaasin in congregation after solat Magrib...but that evening I persuaded my wife to accompany me to town, for some arrands...and drop by Johan at Sri Kenangan Old Folks Home..he was strapped for cash...

...but fate took over as we neared Kubang Kerian....it was 6.30 in the evening...Lina, my second daughter called and told me about Adnan's death...I remember being numbed for a second and being disorientated for  a moment...my wife said something but I did not hear...I just drove around without an inkling as to where I was going...sometimes I wonder at which point, at which particular part of our lives that fate leaves us alone...for we are never in complete mastery of anything...we plan and propose...and God disposes...

..unlike most siblings, we did not grow up together...our father's untimely death in early 1945 left mother, Aminah, widowed with three sons..it was unsettling time, the Japanese Occupation nearing its end...the future was uncertain...and she was too young a mother to be without a husband...she must have struggled to survive..and so it was that Adnan was in Singapura, Johan in Tanah Merah and me everywhere...

..it was only later, in our adult years, did we get together....there were no childhood memories among us...we grew up apart and distance...but we were and are brothers, nonetheless..and that night as I read the Yaasin over him, I tried to control the tears that welled...forgive me, brother...May Allah grant you peace...and put you in one of His Edens...

9 comments:

Fauziah Ismail said...

Al Fatihah. May he be placed among the Righteous. Take care.

Anonymous said...

InnalILLAHI Wa Ina llaihiraji'un. Takziah. semoga dlm rahmat ALLAH hendaknya.

Pakmat Fahmy said...

..thank you, lady..and you take care, too..

Mohd Rosli said...

Takziah Pak Mat. Semoga Pak Cik Adnan ditempatkan bersama-sama para solihin. My short encounter with you at a small restaurant in Beris Kubur Besar is still well-stored in my mind. Thank you.

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Pakmat Fahmy said...

..thank you, cik mohd. rosli...so it is in my mind...:)..we must meet again under better circumstances..drop by my humble abode for a cup of tea..anytime..sebelah rumah ppd, bachok...and get to me ayam, the cat..hehehe..

Pakmat Fahmy said...

..get to meet ayam..

azn6666 said...

Al-Fatihah .

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