Thursday, August 14, 2008
Al Fatihah - In Memory of Hj. SM Mohamad Abdullah of Berkat Jewellers Penang.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un. 'From Allah we come to Allah we return.'.
I received news this morning that my former employer and beloved elder, Tuan Haji S.M. Mohamad Abdullah, owner of Berkat Jewellers Sdn.Bhd, 91, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, 10200, City of Georgetown, Penang passed away last night due to old age and illness.
My sincere condolences to Tuan Haji Mohamad Hussein bin Tuan Haji SM Mohamed Abdullah, Mohamed Sultan bin Tuan Haji SM Mohamed Abdullah, Madar and other family members of Allahyarham Tuan Haji SM Mohamed Abdullah.
May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala bless Allahyarham Tuan Haji SM Mohamed Abdullah for his contributions to the welfare and wellbeing of the Muslims of Penang and his endless acts of charity to most of the masjids and surau's there in my beloved home island.
Allahyarham Tuan Haji SM Mohamed Abdullah was well known as a generous philanthropist and he contributed a lot towards the preservation of the Islamic heritage sites in Penang such as the Kapitan Keling Masjid and Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheen.
Allahyarham Tuan Haji SM Mohamed Abdullah was the cousin brother of Tuan Haji SM Mohamad Idris, the President of the Consumers Association of Penang.
I worked for Tuan Haji SM Mohamed Abdullah for many years and am indebted to his generous soul for all the help and guidance that he gave me in my course of work and in my own personal life.
I wish that I was there in Penang to help with his janazah but circumstances are preventing me from being there with Hussein and Sultan whom I love just as my brothers.
The Muslims of Penang have lost one of the most prominent figures in our community there.
I hope that whomsoever of my fellow Penang Muslims read this announcement to help notify the others of our loss.
You may contact my fellow Da'ee in Penang, Tuan Haji Kamarudin bin Abdullah, the Chairman of the Islamic Propagation Society International at his handset 019-411 5665 for more information with regard to the janazah preparations.
Picture of Tuan Hj Kamarudin Abdullah, the Chairman of IPSI
May Allahyarham Tuan Haji SM Mohamed Abdullah be granted Allah's Mercy and Forgiveness and be placed together with the souls of all those upon whom is Allah's Rahmah!
Ameen Ya Rabbal Alameen.