"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." – Author Unknown
Did you hear about that 5-year-old girl, Nadirah that went missing in JB? She was sent by her mother to the nearby sundry shop but never returned home. Her remains were finally found yesterday at a plantation. She was burnt to death. Astaghfirullahalazim. Burnt to death! She was just a little girl, for God’s sake. What ever happened to the safe and peaceful Malaysia we used to live in? I remember walking alone back then to kelas mengaji at night, kokurikulum in the evening, to my favourite nasi lemak stall every weekend, to kedai runcit Aunty Tee occasionally. It was a different Malaysia then; a safe one.
I am petrified of the world I am raising my son in. Let this be a reminder to us parents. The world is not the same place we grew up in. We should always be vigilant and be reminded that criminals and opportunists are everywhere. It’s a dangerous, twisted world full of dangerous, twisted people. May Allah protect us from harm and danger.
I can’t imagine what the mother of the girl must be feeling now. Angry. Hurt. Guilty. People are saying bad things about the parents, and while I agree that yes, a 5-year-old girl should not be asked to run errands for her parents unattended, I think now is not the time to aggravate their grief. Let them mourn for their loss in peace. I’m a mother and I know this will haunt the mother to her grave. I pray to Allah that He will grant her strength and imaan.
Life for her will never be the same again, but I believe her daughter is in a better place now, safe in Allah’s loving protection. Rest in peace, little girl. Al-Fatihah.