Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Our Grandma has died today

Our beloved grandma, dadi ( my dad's mum) has died today. She was around 80 years old. She suffered from a heart attack. It is a very sad day for us. Seeing my dad crying was one of the hardest thing for me subhanallah. She left us during this holy month of Ramadan. InshAllah in couple of hours time, her burial will take place . Her body will go back to the earth which she was created from. Her soul, the most important part of her being, is going back to her Creator, Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala.
 Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un (إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ) 'Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return'
MashAllah she was blessed with twelve children, 8 boys and 4 girls. She has always been a very active person mashAllah. The last time I met her was in 2008. I never thought that it would be my last time with her. We will be missing her :-(
Life is so unpredictable. Just couple of hours before her death, she talked to dad . He even talked to the doctor who was in charge of her at the hospital. It's a shock for all of us. But I am trying to remind myself that it was Qadr of Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala. We must go when He Subhana Wa Ta'ala calls us. Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam told us to remember death atleast twenty times! Death is a reality but we are so busy with our daily lives that we don't really think about death. Ali Radiallahu Anha said that we human beings are dead and we wake up when we die! Subhanallah! When loved ones die, it just reminds us how trivial this life is!
Dadi wasn't given the opportunity to witness the whole of Ramadan. Her time was up. We must do our best to get the most from this blessed month. There is no guarantee that we will witness this month again or even can witness the rest of this Ramadan!
Once again, death of my dadi just reminded me that we are just travellers on this earth. Very soon we will also depart from this earth to meet our Lord.
Please remember my grandma in your precious duas.
O Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala please fill her grave with lights and please make the questioning easy for her, Ameen! O Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala please make her journey easy for her and please reward her with Jannatul Ferdous, Ameen! Ameen! Ameeen!
Allahumma 'ghfir li hayyina wa mayyitina, wa shahidina wa gha'ibina, wa saghirina wa kabirina, wa dhakarina wa unthana. Allahumma man ahyaytahu minna fa ahyihi 'ala 'l-islam(i), wa man tawaffaytahu minna fa tawaffahu 'ala 'l-iman(i).
O Allah, forgive our living and our deceased, our present and absent, our young and the old, our men and women. O Allah, whomever You give life to, let him live in Islam and whomever You give death to, let him die in faith.