We have witnessed two deaths in the family this week. We have lost Lola Luding last Saturday, and our Lolo Abe last Tuesday. I have not yet fully recovered from the passing of our Lola Nene in June this year. It is hard to describe the grief I am feeling now.
The hardest part about losing non Muslim family is being unable to pray for the repose of their souls. I have gone to wakes and found myself surrounded by people who are all praying. The least I could do is lovingly remember them, pray for strength and guidance for us who they have left behind, and offer support to others who are also mourning.
Amidst the sadness, I cannot help but also feel humbled and grateful as I see very clearly Allah`s great power over all of us. Truly, from Him we came and to Him we return.