It's The Climb

Bismillah ar Rahman Ar Raheem,
Today I received an email from a dear sister of mine that was truly an eye opener. I was touched over the content of the email as I believe it is very close to all of us. An email talking about a person’s struggle, his patience, sacrifice and hope. His name is Dr. Mas Afzal. As I was told by the sister, he just passed away from blood cancer and was laid to rest yesterday morning..
 For the sake of sharing, I’m putting his blog link and also his words as what he had written some time ago. InsyaAllah, maybe we can learn something from his beautiful words and also from his life experience..

In the words of Dr Mas Afzal:

Allah certainly has unique ways to show His love'

It’s The Climb by Almarhum Dr Mas Afzal(taken from his blog):

Whenever I was warded in the hospital for the treatment of my condition, I encountered a lot of patients who were in the same boat as mine. Whenever I had the chance, I will never miss the opportunity to talk to them, to hear what they have to say about their predicaments. We all have cancer, but of different types, and with different stories. But we all have one thing in common. We all believed in the power of Hope.

Hope. A powerful healer that sometimes even our mind could not comprehend with. It is the physician of each misery. With hope, seemingly impossible things can turn into reality.

As one famously said,
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying even when there seemed to be no hope at all."
I always tell myself to never give up, even when I hit bumps over and over again. Even if I have to lose this battle, I believe what matters more is the struggle. It is the things I've learnt throughout my struggle that has shaped me into who I am, not the disease, neither is the outcome of this battle.

I can't help but appreciate one very strong sayings in the lyric of the song entitled, "The Climb";
Ain't about how fast I get there,

Ain't about what's waiting on the other side,


So everyone, stop asking, "Why?" anymore but start to say "What have I learned from my experience?". And things, no matter how bleak they might look, will soon start to brighten up. Insha Allah.


His blog link>

May Allah Bless his soul.. Ameen ya Rabbal ‘Alameen..
Innalilahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raji’un,
Truly, To Allah we belong and truly, to Allah we shall return.
Allahu A'lam..


munadhia said...

salam. al fatihah~
i was shocked with d news. me too received an email from a friend. kenal akh mas afzal masa program DIA. his words very inspiring me even others i guess. macam mana dia bagitahu kena sentiasa yakin dengan Allah. dia dimaklumkan doktor bahawa hidupnya bersisa tak lama. tapi, kemudian, selepas pada doktor bagitahu, dia masih bernafas sehingga ke hari kelmarin.maksudnya, usianya lebih panjang daripada jangkaan doktor. mungkin keyakinan dan sikap positifnya membuatkan usianya lebih panjang daripada jangkaan doktor. Wallhu'alam. dat was the first and last time i met him. semoga Allah cucuri rahmat atas dirinya dan tempatkannya di kalangan hambaNya yang soleh. amiin. hope we end our lives with husnul khatimah too. insyaAllah.amiin~

The Tea Drinker said...


TheHumbleWayfarer said...

Sis Munadhia:
Thanks for the beautiful sharing.You had the privelege to meet almarhum personally..
Subhanallah, I read his blog and his words truly show how the person really is.a person who was very close to his Deen and his God.

Sometimes,we always take things for granted as what we are doing in our lives. We never appreacite evry breath and evry single action that we do. When I read his blog
,I was truly struck by his words..He reminded me with so many things.

Ameen..InsyaAllah, Yes, hopefully we also have a khusnul khatimah..Ameen ya Rabbal 'alameen..

The The Drinker:
Innalillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Raji'un..

Al-Hamra said...

Kullu nafs zaaiqatun maut...

We'll reach the same moment one day...sooner or later

Unknown said...

SubhanaAllah - mixed feelings reading his life journey. A reminder for us - as we too shall leave this place when its due. Meeting our Creator is our final meeting destination... May Allah grant Jannah Al Firdaus as his permanent abode , Allahumma Ameen.
Our spouse, our kids are all temporary, like a 'loan' from Allah, they belong to HIM...what we should aim for is to be reunited with our loves ones in our permanent home in the Hereafter ... we ask Allah to grant all of us Jannah Al Firdaus, Ameen Ya Rabb.

Silence tears & much duaa'- K.Fid

TheHumbleWayfarer said...

ukht Zainab:

May Allah protect us both in this world and in the herafter.ameen

It's true indeed..Thanks for the beautiful comments. Ameen Ya Rabb !

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