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.