Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Shakirin came visiting us...

Suddenly I remember arwah Shakirin...tears well up in my eyes as I begin to write this story...

He would be 22 today...
But Allah loves him better than us...
He was called to Him on 10 July 1991...
13 days short of his 5th birthday...


For 17 years 13 days since he left us...
We still miss him very much...

His memories are still as fresh as ever...
His cheerful, sense of humour and...
always positive attitude towards life made us all
miss him more...



That was Khairul Syakirin...our beloved son..
He succumbed to Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia after battling it for a year...



Still vivid in my mind how strong and determined he was in fighting the disease...
How he remained still when his small hand was constantly poked for blood sample...
How he yelled at the doctors instructing them to get it in one go...
How rigid he was in taking in all those bitter pills...

But most of all, how he constantly reminded me to write down his story...
Of all the trials and tribulation he had to undergo...
Of how his family had to bear it all..
So that others will understand what suffering from leukemia is all about...



Even at that tender age he was already an altruist...

He was a very intelligent boy really...
Once he amazed the doctors when he said "no" to the doctors who were talking about their plan to do spinal tap on him.

This morning Syazwan woke up with tears (berabok air mata - to use his exact sms to me)in his eyes...he dreamed of meeting arwah Shakirin last night...

My wife 'met' arwah Syakirin in front of her as she was praying zohor yesterday (she called me as soon as she received the same sms from Syazwan)...

Yes, may be our son, arwah Syakirin, he visited us, to see what is happening to his family...

Have we forgotten about him?

For in our 'busy worldly quest' we have not visited him for so long...

Oh dear, please forgive us...

You are still very close to our hearts...still a part of the family...we miss you very very much...

Al- Fatihah to you....


May you always be in His keep always

We will always remember you...

From Ma, Aboh, Sisters and Brothers and all those who knew you





3 comments:

RoyalTLady said...

Alfatihah to our late Shakirin.

YES you are right, memories of reading your write much earlier, together with this sad poem sent my eyes welled up in tears.

May Allah shower upon him with Rahmat and to you and your bereaved family with lots more patience, endurance, wisdom and inner strength to face life and its challenges. Amin ya robbila alamiiiiin.

Allah only tests those He loves most! You and your family are one of those.

azahar said...

What I wanted to highlight was what had happened to the three of us:

My wife meeting with our arwah during zohor prayers

My son, Syazwan, dreaming of his late brother

Me, suddenly narrating Syakirin's story to a subordinate and soon ended up teary-eyed

All these happend on the eve, night and on his birthday...

That's how great Allah is...reminding us that there is more to life than mere materialistic world..

Our departed beloveds, including our son, granfather, grandmother, mother and father-in-laws should also be remembered...

Lady Dee said...

Kakak choked after receiving Acik's sms and mama's call.. she was sobbing.. Kakak believes it's a reminder from Adik.. it seems as if we are all moving on with our life that we forgot that he's actually still with us..watching us :(