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....