Sunday, May 29, 2011

Our Late Bilal..

His voice was not one of those that you would invite to grace your Karaoke session.

He was our madrasah’s bilal (muezzin)

Whose voice always reminds me of the story on Bilal bin Rabah

The famous muezzin and the Prophet’s friends.

One of the people of Madinah was not happy with Bilal Rabah’s voice..

“Not melodious and good to the ear” so it was said.

So he went and made the call for Fajr prayer(Azan) that particular day

Only to have Gabriel asking the Prophet why there isn’t any Azan that morning.

The melodious call of that man did not have the sincerity to reach Angels' hearing!.

Our bilal wakes us up in Taman Bukit Teratai every Fajr

I was blessed to hear and answer his call that particular day

When he collapsed on the floor after renewing his ablution that proceed a "sunat" prayer.

That evening saw most of us ..

Reciting Yasin and doing our tahlil

At our madrasah, for our bilal

How I missed his fajr call for prayer.

May you be blessed as Bilal bin Rabah has been blessed.. Haji Zainal.

22 comments:

mamasita said...

Al-Fatihah to your bilal Arwah Haji Zainal.Sedih dengar cerita ni.
Semoga rohnya bersama para solihin.Ameen.

Wan Sharif said...

Mamasita..
Sometime in our life..someone who might be insignificant in eyes of most people was so profoundly missed by so many..
Al-fatihah and amin to your doa..

Naz said...

Al Fatihah..

ninotaziz said...

Al-Fatihah. Hopefully, he is among the blessed.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang gantilah tempat dia jadi bilal. Buleh ke? Alhamdulillah arwah Hj Zainal is remembered with fondness by many...and his sincerity in making the azan reached the ears of the angels....inshaAllah. The best way to remember him is to recite holy verses and sadaqah to arwah. That's what I'd do. purrr....meow!

School Of Tots said...

The best job in town to be a Muazzin because calling for Allah. May Allah bless the Bilal.

Sir Pök Déng said...

Al-fatihah. Semoga dia ditempatkan bersama kalangan ahli-ahli syurga.

yohteh said...

...dan... azan akan terus berkumandang...

Al-Fatihah...

Wan Sharif said...

Naz,
Selepas majlis kenduri malam itu semua yang hadir menyuarakan "kehilangan" dan menceritakan kebaikan si mati.. Khabarnya Malaikat akan aminkan kata2 kita mengenai si mati.. dari apa yang saya dengar malam itu.. tinggilah keyakinan saya bahawa bilal kami yang seorang ini adalah seorang yang baik disisiNya..InsyaAllah

Wan Sharif said...

Ninot,
Alhamdulillah.. dari mulut yang bercakap.. tinggilah keyakinan saya tentang baiknya bilal kami ini..
Semasa saya terlihat beliau terbaring disurau kami itu.. yang terlintas di hati saya ialah..
'Orang yang begitu gembira memanggil manusia ke rumah Allah.. sehingga Allah memuliakan nya dengan kematian di rumahNya..'

Wan Sharif said...

CfS,
itulah yang rakan rakan kami buat sepanjang hari kematian beliau yang kemuncaknya disudahi dengan bacaan Yasin dan tahlil beramai2 untuk AllahYarham..
Ayoh Wang ada juga cuba nak laungkan azan tetapi suara buluh betung Ayoh Wang tidaklah begitu menarik untuk terus menerus dibenarkan mengalunkan azan di surau itu (alasan) ;)). Sebenarnya dah ada orang yang di lantik untuk tugasan yang murni itu.. :)).

Wan Sharif said...

School of Tots,
Seizinnya begitulah.. semuga kita di kurniakan keikhlasan dalam setiap urusan..

Wan Sharif said...

Sir Pök Déng,
Amin ya Rabbal A'lamin.. semuga
kita semua tergolong dalam golongan yang di Redhai..

Wan Sharif said...

yohteh,
begitulah yang sebenarnya terjadi ikut perkiraan.. saperti yang diperkatakan di youtube.. Azan berkumandang terus menerus adanya.

Al-Manar said...

His life, voice and his presence were perhaps taken for ganted. Only a sudden emptiness brings home how much a person such as this meants to us. Alfathihah to him.

Wan Sharif said...

Abang Hassan,
I am afraid you are right.. his passing away led us to realise that he was more that a bilal, he prepared the place every morning and evening so that everyone can comfortably performed their prayer. I also found out that he was a keen and a good table tennis player who always stopped some 15 minutes before prayer time.. and I was informed that he played the game at the surau on his last evening..
May Allah count him as one of the Muqorrobin..

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Wan Sharif....I guess in our lives there will be such unfortunate experiences.
I'm sure he was a great man.
Best regards.
Lee.

Wan Sharif said...

Dearest Bro Lee,
He was not a great man by any worldly measures. The fact that he has been greatly missed by many friends indicates that he has been a good friend and a good man..
Have a great day Mr. Lee...

Oldstock said...

Alfatihah untuk allahyarham. Indeed a sincere voice is better than a beautiful melody.

Wan Sharif said...

Dear Oldstock,
Thank you for sharing your kind thought here.. Sincerity they say is the most difficult attribute to instill in our daily life..

MULAN said...

Al Fatihah... moga dia ditempatkan bersama mereka yg beriman & soleh..

Wan Sharif said...

Amin to your doa..