Thursday, October 11, 2007

Eidul Fitri Mubarak


It's sad to think that time zooms by too fast. The holy month is almost ending, welcoming a new month with great celebrations: pots boiling on the stove, biscuits beaming in fanciful jars, new curtains hanging over gleaming windows, etc.

In a moment of reflection, let us not forget that what we have learnt throughout Ramadhan should be put to practice regardless where and when. I often tell my 10-year old sons, you refrain yourself from picking your noses (*excuse me here!) when you fast during the day. Continue with the great job even after Ramadhan. I guess it's like the smokers who can do without a cig for 12+ hours in Ramadhan, but as soon as it's over, it's back to square one!

To all friends out there, Eid Mubarak to all of you! I don't know how our Eid will be, but I think it'll be rather quiet for us. Seems like it'll be too much to 'celebrate' Syawal when your beloved is truly unwell. Already, friends have made invitations for open houses. Pity the children if we miss out but where else should we be other than by Mr D's side?

13 comments:

Kak Elle said...

Eid Mubarak d to you and family.Eventhough it will be a quiet one for you nevertheless my thoughts will be with you and family on that day.

Maaf zahir dan batin.

nasriyah said...

assalamualaikum D,
Not sure if u remember me but I'm one of your seniors in school (labu?). Kak Shida told me of your blog and your predicament, been reading your blogs all morning! Alhamdulillah Mr D is feeling better and that every bit of progress would be enough to make you smile all day, right? You are strong, as what Allah wills us to be when He tests us. I'm truly happy and syukur for the love and strength that both you and Mr D possess. Just having that is worth every moment. Me and my hubby went thru a down period just a year ago when we thought we'd lost our little baby. Alhamdulillah with prayers by all and faith in Allah, she pulled thru and at home now after being at hospital for 6 mths. Orang tanya, how could we be (look) so calm then? Can't quite answer them cos when we needed the strength, Allah just gave it to us.

SOFEA said...

assalamualaikum,

What happen to you and your family is one part of thing which happens all over the world. In England, cancer is 1 out of 5 people. Anyway, as a muslim, there is a lots that we can learn from what we experience or what we read and hear. We only a human being which can only made a plan. But Allah plan is more powerful than everything. We human being can't do thing without help from Allah. Although to blink our eyes or to bend our fingers. But Allah can do anything without help from makhluk.
To live and to die is in the hands of Allah. One thing that we all had to remember, we all will die. Nobody will be excluded from die. Sickness is from Allah and to get better from sickness also from Allah. Not doctor, not treatment, not medicine. All of that is only as bab. Allah can do thing with as bab(reason) or without as bab.
Other thing that we all had to remember is, sickness is only our body, but the only thing will be meet Allah is our soul. Although our body is sick, but if our soul is full with iman and amal, than be glad. But if our body is strong, but our soul got no iman and amal being feed than that is real sickness. That kind of sickness if not been given any treatment, than punishment will be forever.

When somebody being told they got this certain time to live, at least from as bab, they been given a time. But, how about people like me which nobody given me a time. I might die tomorrow, next week or may be the next hour or minutes. Am I prepare my self...not really. Than..O ALLAH..I'm scared now..

Prepare our soul to die is everybody job. We here in dunia never going to be forever. But we work very hard like we going to be forever..Like Kak D said..in ramadhan people do lots of amal, but after ramadhan..we busy..too busy. We do tadarus in ramadhan, after ramadhan we put our quran on top shelf until dust cover. Ramadhan is blessing month. But Allah blessing is all the time....

Sorry for my long tread...JUst for me to remember my self and share with all of you..

Kak Teh said...

Untuk D sekeluarga, selamat hari raya dan maaf zahir dan batin drp kak teh sekeluarga. Have a wonderful hari raya with your loved ones, where ever you are. It is being together that counts.

sYaNa said...

D :o) there's no better place to be then with your loved ones this eid. have a cheerful raya celebration wherever you are. sampaikan salam syana & hubby kpd Mr.D.

take care :o)

bluewonder said...

salam,

selamat menyambut Aidilfitri bersama keluarga. There is no better place for you and kids on Eid than beside Mr D.

Regards to ur mom and dad and sis
Love,
me and abgngah

~ iNa ~ said...

selamat hari raya maaf zahir batin kak D

Anonymous said...

A'kum D,
I came across your blog through a link from a friend who said someone had asked for me. You left a quick message in January. I have heard about your husband, and my prayers go out to you and your family everyday.
Being in the same position as you over 4 years ago, I can no better but relate to how you feel at this point in time. It was the most fulfilling years of my life, looking after him. He was unwell with leukaemia for 4 years. I had never felt so strong, so hopeful and so satisfied during those days, much to the surprise of all around. It is something hard for others to understand without actually experiencing it for themselves. I am sure you know exactly what I mean. There were no questions about hardship nor burden during even the 'hardest' times. Everything was done through love and sincerity and no words could describe how at ease I was while caring for him, alhamdulillah. Such an experience shared with him was more than any experience shared by couples who have been together for a life time, and again I thank Allah for it.
Things will work out for the best, as Allah has planned. Enjoy your Eid with the children and your husband.
F

maklang said...

selamat hari raya D dan family. Alhamdulillah ada jugak family bersama. Take care and be strong for your love ones...

cikdinz said...

salam aidilfitri kak d.
semoga ceria semula di hari yg mulia...

NJ said...

Salam Di,

Selamat Hari Raya to you, Mr D and all. Insyaallah, will continue praying for Mr D.

UglyButAdorable said...

salam mrs D,

eid mubarak to you and family. may you have a blessed eid and more wonderful eids to come..

hizwani said...

Assalamu'alaikum

i feel like i should say something.... yet would seem that words kind of got lost in translation on it's way to my fingers... I suppose it can't help but to make a stop in the heart.... where words could rarely express it's feelings.

I would like to say Happy Eid/Selamat Hari Raya.... yet feels it might contradict me offering my sympathy for what you and your family are going through.

I would like to say Maaf Zahir Batin, and yet you might wonder what for...

I would like to say taqabbalAllahuminna waminkum - may Allah accept our deeds - and yet feel that mine dwarfed to that you have endured.... undeserving to be in the same phrase

I would like to offer some hope, yet it is only 'to you (ALlah) we worship, and to you we ask for assistance'

I would like to pray for you and your family, yet somehow feel embarrassed that I'm not in much of a position to be asking for favours

I would like to say something... and yet felt that others have already said it all too eloquently

In the end, all i could say is that i would like to say something.... and hope that it would somehow, count for something....

May Allah make it easier for you and your family in this world and the hereafter.

wassalam