Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Mohd Amin - Gone too Soon

They say the greatest pain for  parents is when they survive their child.

Teachers feel the same when they have to say a final farewell to their younger former charges.

Din informed me that Amin passed away this Tuesday morning.  He was only 49.

I can see him in his seat, 4th from the front I think , in the  row by the windows when he was in Sec. 3F (1976), Jurong Secondary School.

I can visualize him standing up to the Disciplinary Teacher, Mr Johnny Lau, to ask that the boys should be allowed to wear trousers instead of shorts.  When he was asked for the reason why, he stood up and pointed to his legs which were abundantly covered with hair!

Dear Amin - may Allah bless your soul and I pray that you will find peace in Allah's presence.  May your parents find peace too.

We shall never forget you - our unpredictably cheeky Amin.



Kama At-Tarawis said...

Innalillah & Al-Fatihah.. only 49..

Raden Rohaya Lopez said...

Thank you for posting this for our dear friend, Mohd Amin. May all those who know Mohd Amin please say a little prayer for this gentle giant! You shall be remembered always.....Amin

anak si-hamid said...

Putri Kama,

A heartfelt thanks for your doa.

anak si-hamid said...

Thank you Roy,

We shall remember Amin in our prayers for - as you lovingly put it - "this gentle giant".

He has gone to a better place.

Wan Sharif said...

May Allah bless Amin and place him amongst the Muqarrabin

ph said...

Mohd Amin with the hairy legs who one day just walked up to Mrs Ang to give her an orange. It was hilarious but poor Mrs Ang..

Good bye Gentle Giant, i hope you have enough oranges to give away wherever you are..