Monday, August 28, 2006

i'm supposed to put up some more morocco entries, but i'm not in the mood right now, i've only just come back from Ireland and i'm so tired that i've reached a point where i cant sleep cause i'm so tried which i know doesnt make sense but to me it does.

on the flight back from Dublin, i was sat next to a guy who i'm certain has a fear of flying cause he squashed himself into a ball and wrapped his arms around himself and did not move an inch until we landed in Manchester, and the poor guys luck was down cause we had some pretty bad turbulance so the plane was shaking really badly and i kept looking over to him to make sure he hadnt fainted or that he hadnt peed his pants although if he had i dont really know what i would have done, nothing i guess...

but his reaction of being afraid to die did trigger some thoughts in my head, well to be honest i've been thinking about my place in this life for some time now, what really triggered it was the death of a sister from Dundee.

subhannallah, she went to Thailand with a friend of mine during the summer period to help out in a project that helped out the tsunami victims ie orphans, she was the deputy president of her Islamic Society at Dundee University, and a final year law student.

i guess she went to Thailand with a plan in her mind, she would gain the experience, make a difference to some ones life, enjoy herself and come back refreshed for her final year, get her qualifications and probably gain more experience in her field as well as other plans, death was not on the plan, it's not on any of our plans, we dont really think about it.

she went white water rafting, she was with four others when it capsized in rough water. The others quickly swam to safety but Shenaz failed to reappear. Her lifejacket was seen floating on the surface just seconds later, she was'nt found until more than a week later where her body was found trapped under some rocks.

her death has really shook many people, she was 22 and the last thing on anyones mind is death, its a reminder and a wake up call to all of us, are we ready?

i pray that shanaz kapoor is amongst the people of paradise, i pray that Allah swt accepts her efforts. oh Allah swt grant patience to her family, allow them to be strong in this testing time, make it easy on them.

sister shanaz you are an example to us all, a reminder for us all, to Allah we belong and to him we return....

5 comments:

NM said...

To Allah we belong and to him we return.

May we always remember the gravity of this statement because every morning we wake up we are a day closer to meeting our lord

May we take our last breath in the service of our creator?

May our END deed be one that elevate us to the station of those whom Allah loves.

white african said...

ameen sis, i pray that we never forget our place in this life...

lostkitty said...

this is so sad and yet a reminder to us all abou the fragility of life, and out our inevitable end.

Btw, isnt there a hadith or something that says that a muslim who drowns is a shaheed??? Or am I completely making this up?

white african said...

your right tahnia, a person who drowns, a mother giving birth and dies during it, death through stomack disease, being crushed i cant remember any thing else,

i pray that she attained shahadah...

ann said...

I pray that her soul rests in peace, she was indeed a noble person whose presence has been snatched from us.