Thursday, October 8, 2009

Innalilllah....

A call came in on my BB and it was from Mom. I gave my salam and I could sense something was not right on the other end. Mom asked where I was and told here that I was on my way to PD.

She broke the news to me after that. It was my Mak Lang. She had left us this morning, no illness nothing and she's gone. Inna Lillahi wa Inna ileyhi Raj'oon. As a Muslim, apa jua ketentuan dari Nya we have to redha.

I asked Mom when would the funeral be and she told me after asar. Okay....I did some mental calculations, I'd still be able to make it there after completing my tasks in PD.


Mak Lang Enab as she is affectionately known was my late father's cousin sister. Their kampung houses in Juasseh Kuala Pilah are just next to each other. Arwah Abah used to tell us their mischievous stories during their younger days, and Mak Lang was very much in the picture. They cari ikan in the sawah, they jumped into the taliair (which in locals speak known as bondar) and most of all, I remember his stories about how loving Mak Lang was towards my Abah and his other siblings. I remember tagging along Abah to kenduris at Mak Lang's kampung house when I was young. Each time she wanted to marry off her daughters, she would personally come to our house in Seremban and inform Abah. At times Abah was the spokesperson at her children's merisik or engagement dos. Obviously Abah was very respected by Mak Lang and family.

Our families are very close. Each Raya without fail we'd go visit her in her kampung house. As age caught up and it was no longer safe to live in the kampung house all by herself, she moved to Seremban with her youngest daughter. But Mak Lang would without fail open up her kampung house to receive us during Raya. She said she wants the cucu cicit to experience Raya the kampung way. Eat rebusan and lemang, just as how she and arwah Abah experienced their festive Raya those days.

And with me, the bonding is even more special. It was Mak Lang's mother who helped look after me when I was a toddler. Her mother gave me this name "Intan" and till today, that's how I am known to these folks. When both Abe and I first got married, he was so pelik when he heard the ladies calling me by that name. It was "Intan" this and "Intan" that. Frankly speaking I was rather embarrassed by that name too, but I played along as I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

This Raya when we visited her, she complemented Abe saying that he was so good looking. I replied saying, "Ahhh tuo dah tu." and she said, "Iyo lah...lae tuo lae lawa lak de" (translation - more tua more good looking!!). Of course she had us in chuckles by her comments and I think Abe is going to remember those good moments with her sampai bila-bila.

Alhamdullilah...jenazah Mak Lang telah selamat disemadikan in Seremban yesterday after Asar. I rushed from PD after my meeting ended. Unfortunately I got lost somewhere in the taman where her house was. And, I didn't make on time to see her for the last time. Tak pe lah...my prayers are always for her. I was told she wasn't sick or anything. She complained of stomach uneasiness the night before after berbuka puasa enam and the next morning she passed away.

Alhamdullilah Allah telah permudahkan segalanya buat Mak Lang. Semoga roh Mak Lang dicucuri rahmat dari Nya dan ditempatkan di kalangan orang yang beriman, InshaAllah.

16 comments:

Kak Teh said...

Al fatehah. Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat ke atas rohnya dan dia ditempatkan bersama yang beriman.

You've been blessed to have such a wonderful person in your life.

Chahya said...

Takziah.
AlFatihah.

Kak Ezza@makcik Blogger said...

Takziah dari kami sekeluarga buat keluarga Maklang...

Masa berlalu dan kenangan manis tetap terpahat di hati ...Moga roh nya aman bahagia di sana dan di tempat kan di kalangan orang orang yang beriman...Al fatehah...

take care Intan,such a nice nick..and take care Abe too..dah ado orang kato dio lawa tu....

Kama said...

Innalillah...
Al-fatihah; semoga rohnya ditempatkan dikalangan roh orang2 yg beriman..

Anonymous said...

Al-Fatehah,salam takziah.
Kay, nak tanya sikit, apa company yang Kay ikut masa pergi umrah baru2 ni.. yang flight direct ke madinah tu? kalo boleh share the info.. thanks ya

S

edelweiss said...

Kak kay,

al-fatehah. semoga arwah mak lang ditempatkan di kalangan mereka yang beriman...

eh kak...memang u sesuaiiiiii dipanggil intan..... :)

mamasita said...

Takziah pada aruah Maklang's family..
Al-Fatihah.
Sedih kan? Its the natural cycle..yang sebaya makbapak kita slowly pass away sorang sorang..

Then turn kita pulak..

Semoga kita sentiasa dapat beribadah dengan seboleh2nya hingga kita pulak dipanggil 'balik'.

Desert Rose said...

Al Fatihah to Mak Lang.

Allah sayang dia kak, hence it was so easy for her, sempat puasa 6 lagi.

kay_leeda said...

Dear Kak Teh,

You can say that again yes, we have been so blessed to have Mak Lang with us. Next Raya won't be the same without her. But memories of her lives on.

kay_leeda said...

Chahya,

Many thanks for your kind words.

kay_leeda said...

Dear Kak Ezza,

Thanks Kak for yr warm words. InshaAllah kita sama-sama doakan kesejahteraan dia di sana.

Ohh...abt Abe, heh..heh...kembang gak dia bila kena puji. Guess it akan menjadi kenangan buat dia bersama Mak Lang :)

kay_leeda said...

Kak Puteri,

InsahAllah, kita sama-sama doakan yang terbaik buat Mak Lang di sana.

kay_leeda said...

Dear S(anon@4.12pm),

It was Rayhar Travels. If you need more details I'd be glad to share with you. Just email me at kay_noor@yahoo.com okay :)

kay_leeda said...

Edelweiss,

Thanks dear.

Nama "Intan" adusss....daku ni jenis yg main redah je....tang mana yg leh jadik intan lip lap lip lap tu tak tau lah... :)

kay_leeda said...

Dear Mamasita,

You know Mak Lang was 83 years old. She masih kenal semua anak-anak sedara & cucu cicit dia. Sihat walaupun sakit lutut sikit-sikit lah. I think it's because she had done lots of good towards others yg dia diberikan semua yg baik-baik.

InshaAllah kita pun harap-harap akan macam tu jugak kan.

kay_leeda said...

Dear Desert Rose,

Tu lah kan sempat lagi puasa 6, hai kita ni....tangguh-tangguh je puasa sunat.

InshaAllah kita doakan yg terbaik buat dia kan.