On Sunday, 14 March 2021, we lost Madam Azimah’s dear husband, my brother-in-law, Abdul Majid Hafiz.
He died of a sudden heart attack at a hospital in Kuala Terengganu.
It was a shock to all of us. We did not expect him to go so soon.
As I write this post, it’s been less than a week since we lost him and so the pain is still fresh in our hearts.
As my brother-in-law, I called him Abang Majid. He was a lecturer at a local university. Successful in his own career, he was also a pillar of strength behind Madam Azimah and the My English Matters team. He always showed his support from when we started My English Matters in 2016 up to his final days.
I remember him mostly for his kindness and patience. Even after 14 years of marriage, Madam Azimah and Abang Majid were like newlyweds. Always going out for their dates, staycations and movies together with their daughter.
The world has lost a remarkable man–a son, a husband, a father, a brother, a friend, a teacher. As I read the dedication posts for him on social media, it’s obvious that he has touched so many lives throughout the years.
Although I feel deep sadness for his passing, I also feel so honoured that he was my brother-in-law and that he was a part of our lives. He was the best husband for my sister and it was a blessing to have him in our family. We will continue to pray that his soul rests in peace among the pious.
To Kakzimah and Umairah, my sister and my niece, I can only imagine the immense grief you face over losing him. We pray the love of Allah enfolds you during this difficult time and helps you heal with the passage of time.
On behalf of Madam Azimah and our family, please pray that his soul rests in peace.