I never found myself alone, because of my Mother. -Shahid Muneer Anjum
I remember thinking a long time ago that it was impossible to have an agape sort of love — a love that is absolute and all encompassing — an unconditional love — a love that transcends all else. I have found it with my Mother. I am at a loss of words to describe my Mother. My mother was everything to me…..my teacher, my counselor my cheerleader, my caretaker; but most of all, my best friend. On 16th of July 2015, Mom made her transition into spirit. I cannot even explain my feelings of loss….never has anything hurt this bad. Not a moment goes by that she is not in my thoughts, and I just wish I could’ve held her one more time and told her how much she meant to me, how much I love her. I know this love as beautiful, as powerful, and as strong. It is a love that is all accepting, without conditions or limitations or prejudices.
It’s an unknown turning point There’s fear everywhere Everything appears foggy In a moment something is lost The sky is pale Breath is frigid Shadows had separated from body In a moment something is lost Breath flows haltingly Body feels like it’s been peeled On broken dreams, Your world survives O! light of the God Tell me where are You hidden O! light of the God Don’t take Your gaze away from us. (source:unknown, translated by me )
“ Losing someone when you’re young is the greatest pain anyone can face. — Amory Blaine
“Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” — Lamartine
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. If you were once connected with someone, does it make sense that the connection is broken just because of a physical death? No, the connection stays. You may just have to listen differently. You may just have to talk differently. The truth is that the connection is never broken. It’s quite impossible to break the most powerful connection in the universe. As long as you exist, the connection stays. Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. My mother is always in mind; forever in my heart. “The life of the dead is placed in the heart of the living.” (Cicero). Forever in this heart of mine, an everlasting bond, you’ll stay, until we meet again someday.
They say memories are golden Well maybe that’s true But I never wanted memories I only wanted you.
In life I loved you dearly In death I love you still In my heart you hold a special place No one could ever fill.
If tears could build a staircase And heartache build a lane I’d walk the path to heaven And bring you back again.
Mom when the doctor said that she is no more, I refused to believe it could be true. How could I allow myself to even Imagine saying goodbye to you.
Mom you were an Angel here on earth I learned so very much from you. You were so gentle and so kind your Smile would always see me through.
You taught me how to love unconditionally And how to be my very best in all I do. You gave your all to God and your family Never once stopping to think about you.
You were more than a mother you were my Best friend and a great listener too. Oh how I miss our special talks, and All the fun things we used to do.
Mom I can never say goodbye to you, Because I could never bear the pain. Instead I say I love you Mom Until we meet again. (anonymous)
All of us miss her terribly, but I know she’s in a better place where she won’t feel any more pain and where she’ll stay forever young. Its my humble request to all of you who are reading this to offer fatiha for my Mom and pray for her maghfirat. May Allah in his mercy grant her rest, May Almighty Allah dwell her in Jannatul Firdaus (the most beautiful paradise). May Allah make her pass successfully in all the stages of the life after death. May God give her eternal rest and may her soul rest in peace! Ameen.