‘Gentle Giant’ are idiomatic words which are used for a guy who is tall and strong but has a quiet mild nature. Such persons are always very nice, thoughtful and caring for others.
Our greater Musa family has lost a gentle giant named Haji Ahmadhusain M. Musa recently on 25th May, 2015 at the age of 56. If I introduce him as my nephew, it will be an injustice to our sound and special relations as I had always equated him as my son since his birth. There was the difference of only four years between our two generations. He was the eldest member of our next generation with grey eyes in appearance but always compassionate for others. He was a man of principles and firm decisions. He was an outspoken person and possessed a mood of ‘who cares’ and therefore some persons not knowing him intimately might have misunderstood him, but he was a tender hearted fellow and never felt any enmity or grievances towards anybody. There might be some difference of opinion with anybody who came into contact with him, but he never kept any prejudice or bias in his mind. That is why he had declared his apologies to all before us prior to his calm and comfortable demise.
His untimely passing away has hit a severe stroke to the hearts of our family members, community people, friends, relatives and business related people. But at the same time, when we remember that he had lived a quality life; our grief for losing him calms down and we feel good to ease our pain. His religious, righteous and pious life has set an example of good moral character to the people of his contacts. Over and above our compulsory religious levies, he had made some extra provision of certain percentage for ‘Kare khair’ i.e. good deeds and he regularly donated to needy persons particularly for education and ailment. His accuracy in all aspects of his routine life was praiseworthy; for example when he dismantled the staples of papers, he pressed them at both the ends and cast them in dustbin properly and immediately with a preventive thought that they should not harm anybody.
Though his ailment had remained long due to failure of both his kidneys, he never became nervous or uttered any complaints. His kidney-transplant operation with kidney-donation of his wife Shakina was successful, but some post-operation problems of infection etc. played their negative roles severely and he was no more; but no trace of any pain or sufferings was seen on his face. He was also so lucky that he could pass some days together with his daughter Rubina and son Riyaz who have migrated to Australia, and also his younger brother Shabbirali who was in Saudi Arabia.
It is true that his passing away has caused us to lament and grieve behind for years, but it is also eternally true that from God we come and to Him shall we return – “Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raaji’oon!”. Lailah Gifty Akita quotes, “We are formed by dust; when life ends, we shall return as dust to the ground.” It is also said that a short but quality living is greater than the quantity living measured in years and Ahmadhusen did live an exemplary social and religious life.
Let us pray for the deceased Haji Ahmadhusen to the Almighty God with the medium of the Infallibles to rest his departed soul amongst His chosen ones, in the proximity of the Infallibles and amongst the souls of those people who enjoy the mercy and pleasure of Him.
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(Message from children of the Late Haji Ahmadhusen Musa)
DEAR ALL WELL-WISHERS, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS,
WE THANK YOUR GOOD SELVES VERY MUCH FOR WARM AND SYMPATHETIC CONDOLENCE EXPRESSED TO OUR FAMILY TO BEAR THE IRREPARABLE LOSS OF OUR BELOVED FATHER HAJI AHMADHUSEN MUSA.
WE HOPE YOUR PRAYERS WILL PROVE TO BE BENEFICIAL TO THE SOUL OF THE LATE FOR ETERNAL PEACE IN HEAVEN AND PROVIDE US THE STRENGTH TO RECOVER FROM PROFOUND GRIEF AND SORROW.