I got this text message from my husband this afternoon. It reads ...
Salam. Ridhwan Mandalam meninggal dunia di hospital HUKM 3.30pm tadi. Akan kebumi esok pagi di Shah Alam.
He was our neighbour. I can clearly see his house from mine. He was 40 years old, down with a nerve problem right after he came back from pilgrimage 2 years ago. During that time, doctors gave him only 3 months to live but he had survived for another 2 years after first diagnosed. And today, he passed away leaving a loving wife and 3 children while one of his son had long waited for him in jannah. The son died of heart problem when he was still a baby. This is a test from Allah to the family, to the wife especially. Allah will not put the wife to test for no reason. For Allah loves her and wanted to place her in a higher level of iman, InsyaAllah.
He had endured a great pain for the last two years. He was a regular at the surau when he was healthy. May all his good deeds be rewarded, and any wrongdoings is forgiven. Ameen.
Alfatihah to Ridhwan.
P/S. Off late in my years living in this world, I heard of so many death and departures. Witnessed some. Allah has given me enough signs for me to reflect upon my ownself. Have I prepared enough when my time comes?