20 January 2010

Dia Sahaja Yang Kekal - 2

Hawa was the name she wanted to be called some fifty years ago, and Hawa has been the name I have known her ever since. Say the name and her face comes to my mind. And to her I was just AK and makcik was Kak Salmah. Today, I grieve inwardly because early this morning a short sms told me that my Hawa passed away last night.

Salams AK & Kak Salmah,

Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers. Insyaallah, I hope I can manage to undergo the tough period and recover soon.

Have just sent my pet scan results to my doctor here and am still waiting for his call.

Will let you know as soon as I start my chemo.

Hawa. ( 7/12/09)

That was Hawa’s last e-mail to Pakcik just one month ago and I replied soon after with all our prayers. A brave lady she had been over the long period of her illness, with chemo after chemo, knowing it too well that, after series of such treatment and still bravely awaiting more, her chances were becoming slim.

Hawa was my secretary then, a very dedicated one. She was handling some sensitive issues but I had no compunction to have confided in her. She was absolutely trustworthy. Perhaps she was ‘berkhidmat kerana Allah’ not just for me and the salary she earned; and perhaps she knew that I went out of expected line of duty for Him.

This is Pakcik’s fourth entry on this sad subject. I feel the need to record the demise of people the memories of whom touch me deeply. It is not of general interest, I realise fully. But a person like my Hawa meant a lot to me somehow. I simply have to have it recorded for my personal reference in future.

I will continue to say my prayers for her and those who mattered to me in their lives and who served ‘kerana Allah’. Al-Fathihah.

Berkhidmat kerana Tuhan untuk kemanusiaan


Anonymous said...

This is very sad Babah. I remember her as a quiet serious person, definitely someone you can trust.

Semoga rohnya ditempatkan bersama-sama yang beriman.

Innalillahi wa innaillaihi rojiun.


Nong said...

I don’t know her but story of her sufferings touches my heart. My heartfelt condolences on her sad demise.

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Alfatihah untuk Allahyarhamah Hawa. This is indeed a sad opening for me today because the name Hawa had triggered memories of my paternal grandmother, Allahyarhamah Hajjah Puteri Hawa bt Megat Othman,"Pah Hawa" to us, her grandchildren.

Semoga roh kedua-duanya ditempatkan dikalangan roh mereka yang beriman. Ameen.

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum Pak Cik..
Indeed, this story makes me cry. She is a very noble person, just like you. I offer my condolences to her family. How are you pak cik? I hope you are well. I miss you and Malcik Right now I am having a hectic life as my semester exam is around the corner. Insya-Allah I will be home during this Chinese New Year break. I am looking forward to see both of you.

Al-Manar said...

You are right that she was a serious person, a very sincere one,though.

Al-Manar said...

She had grit, belief and trust. May Allah bless her.I am sure you had that strength to pull you through the bad time three years ago.

Al-Manar said...

Al-Fathihah for both Hawa and those we love, who have gone ahead of us.

Al-Manar said...

Just maintain your normal steady pace. All will be well. See you shortly.

mekyam said...

dear pakchik,

a belated blessed 2010 to you, makchik, your family, including al-manar!

and al-fatihah to your departed beloved assistant, hawa. she sounds like a truly wonderful person.

Al-Manar said...

It is so good to hear from you.I've been wondering which corner of the globe you have disappeared to.
And all the best to you, too.

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Anonymous said...

How are you?
I hope you and your family are fine.
For your information, I am in Sipitang, Sabah right now - smk Pengiran Omar

Al-Manar said...

I am pleasantly surprised to hear from you. Pakcik visited Sipitang about 45 years ago! Imagine what it was like then. Please e-mail Pakcik ( almanar@pd.jaring.my ) so that I can communicate with you with ease.