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Friday, November 05, 2004

I wrote about Ropa my good friend since childhood on September 8th.
Yesterday, November 4th 2004, he passed away. He succumbed to complications brought about by hypertension, diabetes and coronary problems.

He will be buried today (Friday) in Dungun, hopefully by the side of his mother. People say it is blessed to die in Ramadhan and on a Thursday evening. May Allah place him among the places of the faithfuls.

To those who can, please read the fatihah for him. The rest, read about him in Risible Ropa . He would want you to smile and laugh. That's how I would think of him. That's how all my classmates would remember him. He would be sorely missed.

Goodbye Ropa. I am not able to send you to your grave like a good friend should but I have said many prayers for you.

We didn't get to fish and eat jambu.

| 12:04 AM :: ::
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  • May Allah place yr friend Ropa in 'Jannah'.
    It is indeed a sign of 'org2 sholeh' to leave this world in Ramadhan & on thursday evening/friday nite/friday.

    SK

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:11 AM  
  • InsyaAllah Wan.

    By Blogger Bustaman, at 12:17 AM  
  • I'm greatly saddened to hear of the passing of your friend Ropa. I only knew him from your blog, but still feel it a great loss as he reminded me of a man - also deceased - I knew in Trengganu who lived at the foot of Bukit Putri, who was just like him. It's a good man who goes in Ramadhan and on a Thursday afternoon too. May Allah reward him with Jannah.

    By Blogger beta-blogger, at 12:32 AM  
  • Thanks Wan.

    By Blogger Bustaman, at 12:40 AM  
  • al-fatihah.
    my mother-in-law is also suffering from diebetes and recently been partially blind.

    By Blogger Atok, at 12:51 AM  
  • Innalillahi wainnailaihirojiun... Al-Fatihah.

    By Blogger Jane Johan, at 6:58 AM  
  • Al-Fatihah. Semoga rohnya sentiasa dicucuri rahmat. I am sorry to hear of his passing, but he is also fortunate to have family & good friends who remember & pray for him even after his passing.

    By Blogger Jie, at 8:01 AM  
  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Ropa, Pa.
    I guess losing a friend is always sad, no matter how long you know them.

    Inalillah hi wa inna hi roji uun.
    Al-fatihah.

    By Blogger elisataufik, at 8:16 AM  
  • Al-Fatihah.... alhamdulillah, giliran beliau dah pun tiba, pada waktu yg baik, di hari yg baik, dalam bulan yg baik. Insyaallah beliau akan ditempatkan bersama2 dgn golongan orang2 yg soleh... sama2 la kita renung sejenok, apekah kite yg masih hidop ni sudah bersedia utk menerime gilirang kite pulok nanti??... semoge kite sume beroleh taufik & hidayah dariNya.. insyaallah!!..

    -rima mati tingga belang, manusie mati tingga name...-

    By Blogger adlish ghazali, at 8:23 AM  
  • May he rest in peace. Al Fatihah..
    ~atiza~

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:58 AM  
  • Condolence to his family and friends. May Allah bless his soul...

    By Blogger Jiwa Rasa, at 9:14 AM  
  • Ropa's story reminds me of this quote -

    I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
    --Thomas Paine

    May he rest in peace and be there among the blessed. Al-fatihah.

    By Blogger BJ, at 9:18 AM  
  • My condolences.

    This must be a tough time for you.

    - Super Waco
    http://transplantedidiot.blogspot.com

    By Blogger Steers and Queers, at 9:22 AM  
  • Pak Ku,
    I have read al-Fatihah and sadakah to your friend Ropa.

    By Blogger Mohd Adib Noh, at 9:54 AM  
  • Kenangan lalu mengusik kalbu.

    Al-Fatihah

    By Blogger Aku Tak Reti, at 9:54 AM  
  • Takziah Pok Ku. Sayu pulok rase.

    By Blogger Kok Bi, at 10:03 AM  
  • My condolences to Uncle Ropa's family. May the Lord bless his soul.

    By Blogger Buaya69, at 10:18 AM  
  • Innalillahi wainnailaihirojiun, takziah to Ropa and his family. I loved your entry about him - especially the bit about putting a zip at the cranium.

    Moga dia berada di dalam golongan orang2 beriman, insya-Allah.

    Leen@xanga.com/ashburn

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:49 AM  
  • Condolences to the family.

    By Blogger Kervin, at 1:48 PM  
  • pak ku, your blog about your buddy ropa is a wonderful tribute. he sounded like someone who, when life dealt him lemons, would simply use a few for asam in his sambal belacan, perah some on ikan pari bakar and turned what's left into lemonade.

    thank you for sharing ropa's memory with us.

    al fatihah!

    mek yam

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:56 PM  
  • pak ku, your blog about your buddy ropa is a wonderful tribute. he sounded like someone who, when life dealt him lemons, would simply use a few for asam in his sambal belacan, perah some on ikan pari bakar and turned what's left into lemonade.

    thank you for sharing your memory of ropa with us.

    al fatihah!

    mek yam

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:57 PM  
  • My condolences to your friend, Uncle Ropa.
    Innalillah.

    By Blogger shay, at 2:10 PM  
  • To all of you kind and lovely people: Thank you. Ropa would have approved.

    By Blogger Bustaman, at 4:25 PM  
  • Sorry for your loss, Pok Ku. I've also lost a friend 12 days ago. Alfatihah to the both of them.

    -gartblue-

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:31 AM  
  • My condolences, Pok Ku. (And sorry for this late response, having problems getting online lately.)

    By Blogger Kri, at 1:18 PM  
  • Pok Ku, I am sorry to hear about your friend. Al Fatihah. Indeed may Allah bless his soul and him placed among the faithfuls. Amin.

    By Blogger Lollies, at 10:59 AM  
  • Sorry for the late comment. My condolences to you. May Allah bless his soul.

    By Blogger Nectar, at 9:16 AM  
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