Sunday, 5 June 2011

This guy who used to be in my class last year drowned a couple of days ago in the sea.
they found his body yesterday.
At my last school, i hardly spoke to anyone at all outside my little group of friends, most of them were not my type of people,but i do remember speaking to him a few times.
I remember saying Hi to him at the exam venue a few weeks ago.
i still can't believe it.
i wasn't close to him, but it's still such a shock.
He was so nice, and friendly, and full of life. and so YOUNG. this isn't supposed to happen to people this young.
it's even difficult saying "was".
everyone says that it was stupid to go swimming in the sea in the monsoon season, and i agree with them, but i also think that if it's your time, then it's your time.
I can't even begin to imagine what his parents are going through.
when my neighbour died a few months ago, i didn't feel this upset, but that was probably because he was so old, and had been sick for a while.
when you read about this kind of stuff in the newspapers, it doesn't affect you at all, but its awful when it's someone you know.



  1. إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
    You're right, death is probably the only thing in life that we can be certain about and yet, it's the one that raises most questions. We always think of things like cancer, accidents, shootings etc as happening to other people. And never really understand it. It's only when someone you love / know / yourself are affected by it, the pain really hits.

    May the Almighty grant you, and all those that knew him / loved him patience and the strength to bear this loss. Ameen, Allah-humma Ameen.


  2. inna lillahay wa'inna ilaihi raajay'un.
    i'm so sorry for your loss. it's always hard accepting sudden and unexpected deaths like this one.

    i lost a really good friend this year, in a car accident in Fujairah. he died 4 days before his 19th birthday. i am still loaded with immense guilt because i could not attend his funeral due to the fact that i had moved to Pakistan. he was really really nice to me, and being his junior that really meant a lot. i think about him all the time and i miss him terribly. he was an only child, so his parents are shattered.

    ♥ *hugs* i shall pray for your friend's soul, and for his family too. if you get a chance to visit his parents for condolence then don't pass it up.

    lots of love

  3. "To God we belong, and to Him we return."
    Could this be the same boy Furva was talking about in her blog post here:
    I'm terribly sorry about his loss. It's scary how death seems like such a simple thing when things are going okay, and when it hits someone, you're left shaken for a long period of time.

  4. إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

    "To God we belong, and to Him we return."

    Young deaths leave everyone shocked. Yet it's normal. Everyone of us has to die. Some die later some earlier. May he be blessed and may Allah give his family and friends enough courage and patience to bear the grief.

  5. @Nas: I agree, you don't really think about all this when it's someone else.
    it's like we all think we're invincible, bad things only happen to other people, but when stuff like this happens, we realise just how lucky we are to be alive.
    thank you so much, i love you <3

    @Furree: I am really sorry about your friend, too. It's probably worse for you cuz you were closer to him.
    thank youu. <3
    i'll pray for your friend as well.

    @Beyond Timid: Yeah, it is the same person.
    death isn't something anyone really pays much attention to at all, until something happens, and then it has a big affect in your life.

    @Hamza: everyone knows it's inevitable, but everyone dismisses it as something that'll happen much later, or to someone else.
    I've always imagined dying peacefully on a bed when i'm in my 70s, but anything could happen, at anytime, and nothing is certain.
    just as i was typing this, i saw a video of a man get shot on the news. death is everywhere, and it happens so often, its scary.