Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dr Zaidah Mustaffa passed away Part2

After zuhur (jemaah prayers) and the short tahlil for Jedah, all family members discussed about who wanted to go to Auckland.

Myself and my aunt already have tickets. My close uncle bought extra 3 tickets for my sister, another aunt and cousin. The remaining MAS tickets to Auckland were bussiness class. He bought the tickets anyway.

My close cousin bought 5 tickets of Singapore Airline (KL-Sing and Sing-Auck) for my brother, my wife, my two daughters and himself. This is truly a very strong bonded family.

All of us bound for Auckland packed our luggage immediately and went straight to KLIA. Alhamdulillah, Allah make a difficult task easy.

My flight to Auckland was the calmest flight I have ever experienced. It went very smoothly.Allah make it easy.

At the Auckland airport, Rudy made special arrangements in order for us to be on express lane. Allah make it easy.

There was already transport waiting for us to bring us to the mosque where the jenazah was. Allah make it easy.

We landed at Auckland airport at 11.30am and by 12.30pm, all ten of us were at the Mangere mosque.Allah make it easy.

I saw my late sister. She looked as if she was smiling. All of us cried. Allah make it easy.

After zuhur prayers, it was time for jenazah prayers. The mosque authority did not allow jenazah prayers in the masjid. We had to pray outside the masjid.

There were many people at the masjid. They came from all races. Malays, Indons, Chinese, Indian, Maouri and NZ. There were many non-muslims. And they joined the saff for solat jenazah. Masyaallah.

Rudy could not be the imam for solat jenazah, so the Sheikh asked me and I agreed.

I did not realised that there were as many (if not more) sisters that prayed solat jenazah on the other side of the mosque.

After finishing solat jenazah, we went to the cemetary at Manukau Memorial Gardens, very near the airport. I can be the witness that whoever was at the masjid also went to the burial ground. The burial went smoothly. Sheikh Rafat said that this funeral is the calmest and most peaceful one he has ever attended.

After the ceremony, a slight drizzle of rain poured and the weather was very calm. It was as if the earth is receiving something very special. Masyaallah.

I cannot remember how many people came and hug me and say good things about Jedah on that day.

Allahu maghfirlaha, warhamha, waa'ifaha wa'fuanha.

Ya Allah make her to be among your slaves Ya Rabb..

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Dr Zaidah Mustaffa passed away 3rd Aug 2015

My youngest sister, Hajjah Dr Zaidah Mustaffa (Jedah) passed away on 3rd Aug 2015 in Auckland New Zealand.

I received a WA message on my handphone at 7am (Malaysia time) Sunday morning 2nd Aug 2015 from my brother (in-law) Rudy stating that Zaidah is unwell. By 8am, Rudy informed me that Jedah has been admitted to Auckland University hospital. By 12pm the result of the CT scan revealed that Jedah has 5 lesions in her brain. Rudy also mentioned to inform the family members that whoever wants to come and visit Jedah will have to do so as soon as possible.

I was deeply saddened by the news. My close uncle called me and asked me whether I wanted to go and see my youngest sister the next day (3rd Aug 2015) in NZ and I said "Yes, please" "But I have to inform my immediate boss first for me to apply for a 1 week leave." My boss granted me the leave.. Alhamdulillah.

By 3pm (2nd Aug), my close uncle bought me the ticket to Auckland. The flight was departing from KLIA at 10pm 3rd Aug 2015.

By 6pm (2nd Aug), Rudy informed me that Jedah is sleeping without any difficulty.

I knew that my sister is very critical. I could not do anything the whole day. I only think about Jedah and may Allah help her and us all in this really trying time.

The next day 8.00 am (Monday), my close cousin asked me to hold a small "solat hajat" for Jedah after Zuhur prayers at my house. I said, yes I can lead the prayer.

At 8am also, Rudy passed me the phone and I talked to my sister. She could barely talk. I said to her "Jedah, please don't talk and just listen to what I say.. Allah is with you, Allah is with you, Allah is with you" and I heard her very soft voice saying "Yes" 3 times.

At 12.30pm 3rd Aug 2015, Rudy informed me that Jedah passed away. Innalillah hi wainna ilai hirajioon.

I cried, but I have to be strong. I told my wife and my 2 daughters. My remaining two daughters are in Auckland NZ. And I told the other family members.

Jedah was born in Petaling Jaya 19th July 1975 and passed away 3rd Aug 2015 in Auckland. Her passing away was very fast and easy and she was never bed ridden or lost excessive weight. She passed away smiling, knowing that death is a way to finally meet Allah.

She had metastatic cancer since end Dec 2014. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in Oct 2012, but after removing her breast in Nov 2012, she was certified as cancer free. She did her hajj in 2014 taking the Australia/NZ Muslim quota.

The solat hajat became a tahlil arwah. The whole family cried. "Allahu magh firlaha, warham ha, wa afiha, wa'fuannha"

Rudy decided for Jedah to be buried in NZ.

We made arrangements in order to buy whatever available tickets to Auckland NZ.

 To be continued....

The mosques that I have prayed in Auckland New Zealand

I always regard New Zealand as my second country and Auckland is my second city.

The mosque that I have prayed in Auckland are:-

1. AUT mosque, City
2. Abu Bakar mosque, Pakuranga
3. Ponsonby mosque
4. Al-Farouk mosque, Mt Wellington
5. Mustafa mosque, Otahuhu
6. Al Taqwa mosque, Manukau
7. Al Makhtoum mosque, Mangere

All mosque are house of Allah and masyaallah they are in good condition. Alhamdulillah