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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Al-Fatihah! Kullu Nafsin Iza Iqatul Maut!

Al-Fatihah!

I express my heartfelt condolences to the Sultan of Pahang, Tuanku Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah on the demise of his late sister, Tengku Puteri Kamariah Sultan Abu Bakar, 64, who died tragically at the hands of her own son, Tunku Rizal Shahzan Tunku Ismail, 21.

Tunku Rizal Shahzan, 21, died soon after as a result of an overdose of Syabu, a psychotropic drug and this double tragedy must really be hard for Tuanku Sultan Pahang to bear.

It is sad to see that the drug abuse problem has reached to this level that even past the palace gates and in an environment where there is so much abundance and wealth, this scourge devours all in its path, no matter who they are.

The Malaysian government needs to be really, really hard when it comes to punishing those responsible for the escalating numbers of those involved in drug addiction and the penalty for drug dealers must be nothing but capital punishment where relevant.

Such a waste for a young prince to fall victim to the ravages that Syabu has brought upon himself and in a moment of drug deprivation, he had done the most abominable deed; killing his own mother!

That's what drugs can do. The prohibition of taking any harmful substances in Islam is to avoid such situations and prevention is always so much better than cure. Stay away from drugs!!!

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Another death that took place yesterday was the sudden death of Hani Muhsin, a popular actor and host of Malaysia's version of the hit 'Wheel of Fortune' @ Roda Impian.

Arwah Hani Muhsin was just in his early 40s. A grimly reminder for all of us who take life for granted!

'Kullu nafsin iza iqatul maut' @ Everything that lives will die . A morbid but realistic reminder that we must not take our lifes here in vain.

Cherish each and every moment of our lifes and express our love towards all those who mean something to us , right now while we are still alive so that we will not be caught by surprise when it is our time to go.

May Allah SWT forgive them their sins, bless their souls and give them their dues and keep them in His Mercy. Ameen.