Saturday, April 21, 2007

Day Five: Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon: To God We Belong and To Him We Will Return

I don't feel like writing this post, but at the same time, I want to record this history down for my daughters and myself to remember.
They killed Bilal on Thursday, April 19, 2007. His body was found today, Saturday, April 21, 2007. He was shot in his arms, chest and head. He is our martyr. May God accept him.
We're worn out by our tears and sadness. But what I'm feeling is nothing compared to what his poor mother is living through now and what she will face the rest of her days.
She was very patient when I spoke to her today. But she hasn't seen him yet. Tomorrow they will cleanse him and bury him next to his grandfather. Tomorrow she will see him. But she will have closure, alhamdulillah.
His younger sister sounded so different on the phone, I didn't recognize her. His older sister cried and told me, "He was the best of youth. He truly was a man whose heart was attached to the masjid. He truly is a youth who grew up fee ta'at illah."
A
t night, his mom told my sister in law, "I miss him so much. Khattiyya, he's there (in the morgue) by himself. I miss him. I just want to hold him and kiss him and kiss him." Aaaakkhh, Khalei.
My husband made me cry and cry. When you hear a man quiet, sobered with pent up tears, you cry.
There's so much to say. But I can't concentrate now. Remember him in your prayers, always. I will remember you in my prayers, always, ya Bilal. Our Bilal. Our martyr.



4 comments:

Joel said...

What a tragedy! My condolences to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

That is so tragic, those criminals will get whats coming to them someday!

Allah Yirhamou, he is with God now and my thoughts and prayers are with your family!

Halla

Fatima said...

Thank you Joel and Halla. It's very tragic, and I wish it was not real. But alhamdulillah for Bilal.

Ausama said...

mDear Fatima ,

I Honestly don't know what to say , I'm speechless ... Tragedy seems a small word to describe the reality !

Although I don't think I knew bilal , but beleive me my heart is crying for him ...I've been through this too , My Uncle was killed too ... one thing that I was able to say :

" inna lil lah wa inna ilayhee raji'on " inshalla al janna min naseeba

keep your faith in allah , w allah ysabber al jamee'