Tuesday, March 3, 2009

For Faizal, With Love

I went home to Ipoh today. To bury Faizal, the youngest of all my siblings. He was 38 and engaged to be married. His fiancee, Soha, and her parents came all the way from Sungei Petani, Kedah, for the funeral.

Faizal, who was overweight, died yesterday evening of complications arising from diabetes. He was buried at noon, a few feet away from the grave of another brother, Wahab, who died two years ago, age 48.

I have lost two brothers in as many years, both much younger than me. There is nothing much left to say, really. Words have no meaning when you end up burying your kid brothers.


Ida Hariati Hashim said...

Dear Kak Puteri,

I am so sorry to hear this. Indeed having to attend to our loved ones' funeral is very heart breaking. Keep yourself together, madam.

Saya doa'kan roh-roh arwah Faizal and the other brother aman di kalangan org yang soleh.
Al- Fatihah.

Pak Tuo said...


Takziah Hajah diatas kehilangan.


Kak Teh said...

Puteri, Al fatehah. Semoga rohnya ditempatkan bersama yang beriman.

Ucapan takziah daripada kami semua.
Am so sorry. I had a feeling, when i didnt see you around.

be strong.

Queen Of The House said...

Al Fatihah for your brother. Semoga rohnya dicucuri rahmat Allah swt.

I hope you are holding up well. I know how it feels, for I too had to say a sudden goodbye to my 15 year-old brother back in 1991. You can't help feeling very sad for the lives they have yet to live.

Naz said...

Kak Puteri,
Salam takziah dari kami sekeluarga.
Al Fatihah.

Zendra said...

إنا لله و إنا إليه راجعون - To Allah we belong, and to him we will return.

May Allah place him among the righteous.Amin.


bangkai said...

I feel for your loss. Please accept my condolences.


Salt N Turmeric said...

Omg Kak Puteri. Al-fatihah, Innalillah and takziah to your family. He was so young.

Pi Bani said...

Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un.

Am sorry for your loss, Kak Puteri. He's so young, but then again, ajal maut tak kira usia.

Semoga rohnya ditempatkan di kalangan orang yang beriman.

MrsNordin said...

My condolences to you and family. Al Fatihah.

mamasita said...

Salam Hajjah.
Tried to leave my deep condolences to you and your family last night tapi the comments did not go through.
My heart weeps along with you my friend.
This is one of the inevitable and dreaded moments of our lives.
The death of a sibling with all the cherished memories etched in the minds is so acutely painful.Nak kata apa ye..semua dah di takdirkan.
I am so extremely sad for you.I hope you sentiasa sihat and dapat sentiasa doakan untuk rohnya supaya tenang dan tidak tersiksa sangat.Semoga rohnya tergolong antara mereka yang kuat beramal salih serta dicucuri rahmat Allah swt.

Anonymous said...


With Condolence.



Anonymous said...

Salam Kak Puteri,
Takziah. Saya kenal keluarga & adik-adik Kak Puteri. Kami pernah berjiran suatu masa dulu. Tekejut dan sedih rasanya. Ajal maut semua ketentuan Allah. Semoga rohnya ditempatkan bersama orang yang soleh.


Anonymous said...


With Condolence.



mayang mengurai said...

Takziah; semoga rohnya dicucuri rahmat. Al-fatihah.

Desert Rose said...

Kak Puteri,

Salam Takziah....semoga adik akak dihimpunkan bersama hambanya yang dikasihi dan sentiasa dalam rahmatNya.

My condolence to his fiancee as well, I am frm Sg Petani too

Aida said...

My condolences to you and ur family for your loss. To the fiancee and her family too.

Al-Fatihah for the dearly departed.


Raden Galoh said...

Salam kak...
Sad I'm still reading your blog... alfatihah to arwah Faizal. Semoga rohnya ditempatkan bersama yang beriman...amin.

Ĺaptop™ said...

إنا لله و إنا إليه راجعون


"Ya Allah, forgive and have mercy upon him, excuse him and pardon him, and make honorable his reception. Expand his entry. Cleanse him and purify him of sin. Admit him into the Garden, protect him from the punishment of the grave and the torment of the Fire. Amin"

elviza said...


Alfathehah buat Faizal

elviza said...


Alfathehah buat Faizal

CN said...

إنا لله و إنا إليه راجعون


Tommy Yew said...

My deepest Condolences.
Take care.

mekyam said...

salam takziah, puteri.

innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un!

al fatihah utk adik yg pergi!

Oldstock said...

Salam Kak Aji Kama,

Doa saya untuk Allahyarham Faizal. Salam takziah.

changgeh said...

إنا لله و إنا إليه راجعون

Semoga rohnya ditempatkan bersama kalangan yang beriman.

kay_leeda said...

Salams Kak Puteri,

Alfatehah. Our condolences to you and family. Didoakan roh arwah Faizal ditempatkan bersama orang yang beriman.

Take care Kak.


Awang Goneng said...

Salaam Sdri,

Ta'ziah daripada saya kerana kehilangan adik yg tercinta. As someone once said, the living are just dead people on holiday. We shall soon all wend our way towards the hereafter, but to bury someone younger than you is a great sadness, but it is His will, and so shall it be.

Alfatihah for the deceased and for your other (younger) brother who went before him. May Allah forgive their sins and gather their souls among the solihin, and return them to the abode of al-Jannah. Amin.

Puteri Nuur At- Terawis said...

Kak Kama,
Takziah. Sue dapat tahu dari Cik Ida semalam. Sue doakan agar roh arwah ditempatkan dikalangan orang-orang yang beriman. Begitu juga dengan Arwah Abang Ab.

abdullahjones said...

saya simpati.

Kama said...

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and words. Insyaallah, I'll be back to blog as usual soon, after tying a few loose ends..


ray said...

Salam. I was about to send U an e-mail to ask how you are, 'coz I noticed that U haven't updated your blog for a few days. Sorry, I've just read your blog just a minute ago, so this condolence came in a little late. Believe me, I know how U feel. Hanya orang yg pernah kematian orang yg tersayang sahaja, yg benar-benar merasai, apa itu kehilangan. Takziah. May Allah give U strength in these difficult times.

Typhoon Sue said...

Sorry for your loss.

Al-Fatihah untuk arwah Faizal. Semoga rohnya ditempatkan di kalangan org2 yang beriman.

Mat Cendana said...

This is something that I've never experienced. Now it has gotten me to think about a few very important things.

Anonymous said...

salam takziah. semoga arwahnya ditempatkan bersama mereka yang dirahmati.

jasmani jalil, singapura

AuntieYan @ Makcik Blogger said...

Salam Kak Puteri,

Takziah dari saya, semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat ke atas roh nya. Al-Fatihah.

Anonymous said...

salam takziah.

Ms B said...

Kak Puteri,

I just managed to read ur blog. My condolences to you and family.

Kama said...

Thank you dear friends for your kind words.

KijangMas said...

Takziah buat Kak Puteri sekeluarga.


I feel your pain. I lost a dear brother three years ago and another brother last year.

Kama said...

KM - thanks for dropping by and for the kind words. Terharu sesangat bila our siblings leave us kan, especially bila parents pun dah takder...

nuraina said...


Al Fatihah!